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Old 10-07-2004, 02:06 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2004
Distribution: Debian Libranet
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Problem about my LCD monitor

Hi, i have windows 2000 and SuSE 9.1 Linux installed on my PC
and using GRUB as the boot manager.

when booting, initially the LCD monitor showed a sentence
"out of range", then goto the boot menu, now...
if i choose windows 2000, it works fine then...
else i choose Linux, the LCD monitor showed "out of range" then
"power saving" then totally dark..........nothing else.

what's the problem??? now i can't go into my linux !!

Old 10-07-2004, 08:39 PM   #2
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Distribution: Gentoo
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ok you need to take a look at your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, i believe its that linux is trying to use a refresh rate your monitor cannot handle... this is part of my xorg.conf file.

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "LCD Panel 1280x1024"
        HorizSync    31.5 - 67.0
        VertRefresh  50.0 - 75.0
        Option      "dpms"
this is the part you need to look at... find out from the manufacturer what the horizontal refresh rate is and the vertical one... then just input those values in here. it shouldnt be the resolution since by default the resolution tends to be really small and that shouldnt pose any problems.


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