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Old 05-14-2006, 10:54 PM   #1
Sunji.roaoul
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Thumbs down malignant "Signal Out of Range" in FC5


I've got myself an AMD64 3400+ sitting on a K8N4-e motherboard with a Nvidia pci Express 16x video card and a ~~60hz lcd monitor. Has worked fine (Ubuntu 64bit, whole lotta live cds) until now after loading FC5 onto my big new HD. Around the time FC starts loading udev or loading 'default keymap' the monitor blacks out and gives the "Signal out of Range"

I have searched the forums and fished up ctl+alt+backspace, which allows me to continue watching the boot process, but when FC reaches the terminal login prompt, the "Signal out of Range" problem comes back. Repeatedly hitting ctl+alt+backspace like a madman allows me to see the login screen for the briefest of moments before returning to my favorite screen- "Signal out of Range"

Is there any sneaky way to get to my xorg.config and change it? Is that even where my problem lies or is it something more sinister?

If anyone has the answer they are teh leet. To all others- you are still pretty nice to read about my problems.


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Old 05-14-2006, 11:12 PM   #2
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Try switching to a console using "CTRL+ALT+F1"
 
Old 05-14-2006, 11:29 PM   #3
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Okay, that works, and I can edit my /etc/X11/xorg.config now, but I still can't get X to start up. Trying all sorts of possible configurations- generic vga cards, my specific card, monitors, resolutions, refresh hz, but I keep getting

(EE)Screens found, but none have a usable configuration.
 
Old 05-15-2006, 04:26 AM   #4
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Post the relevant info (secitons monitor, device and screen) from X configuration file as well as make and type of monitor and video card.

PS message is usually due to an out-of-range horizontal sync.
 
Old 05-15-2006, 07:01 PM   #5
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The monitor I have Is an LG Flatron L1515s, the graphic card is Radeon x300se

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
Vendor Name "Monitor Vendor"
Mode Name "Lg 1515"
display size 1024 768
Horizsync 30-65
vertrefresh 50-75
options "dpms"

Section "Device"
identifier "videocard0"
driver "vga"
vendor name "video card vendor"
boardname "ATI Technologies Inc rv370 5b60 (radeon x300(PCIE))"

---------

In accordance with the natural order of things, I feel like such a noob. Wim, Vbisis, thank you very much for your expertise.
 
Old 05-16-2006, 02:26 AM   #6
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No section screen?
 
Old 05-16-2006, 01:27 PM   #7
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okay- twilite zony- i went back to check and the xorg file... wait- It's all still there. pheW!

at any rate, the section screen

section screen
identifier "screen0"
Device "videocard0"
monitor "monitor0"
default depth 16
subsection "display"
viewport 0 0
depth 16
modes "800x600" "640x400"
end sub
end
 
Old 05-17-2006, 12:02 AM   #8
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Don't see much wrong with those. 2 things you can try
1a)
device section : driver vesa instead of vga
1b)
install drivers from ATI
2)
monitor section : comment the line display size 1024 768

Do you still have Ubuntu on that machine? If so, compare the settings.

If this does not solve the issue, I don't know.
 
Old 05-17-2006, 01:55 AM   #9
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The unfortunate thing about ubuntu (or rather, my inexperience) is that the /etc/fstab doesn't know where ubuntu is, since I rearranged my partitions. Once I get FC5 up and running I'll deal with that issue.



Iesu Priceless Treasure! It worked! Wim Sturkenboom- I now owe you my firstborn. This is a joyous day in land of FC for sunji.
 
  


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