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Old 11-01-2003, 07:08 PM   #1
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Redhat 9: "out of range"


ah, my first post....
well i just installed redhat 9 (dual booting with windows xp), and that worked ok, but I cant use linux in any graphical mode because i get an "out of range" error from my monitor. I already tried editing xf86config, but it seemed to completely ignore all of my input. Its trying to use some rediculous horiz and vert sync rates (14.2 horiz, 21.3 vert), which are way out of the range i specified.
 
Old 11-01-2003, 07:34 PM   #2
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Are you using a LCD monitor or a normal CRT monitor.
 
Old 11-01-2003, 07:43 PM   #3
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sorry, im using an LCD monitor, its made to be used with windows plug and play drivers...which is probably whats causing my problem

and when i do redhat-config-xfree86, i get this message

Couldn't start x server, trying with fresh configuration
*ddcprobe returned bogus vals
ID: GVT1702
Name: L7EH
HorizSync: none
VertSync: none

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Old 11-01-2003, 08:22 PM   #4
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Originally posted by Rowsdower11
sorry, im using an LCD monitor, its made to be used with windows plug and play drivers...which is probably whats causing my problem

and when i do redhat-config-xfree86, i get this message

Couldn't start x server, trying with fresh configuration
*ddcprobe returned bogus vals
ID: GVT1702
Name: L7EH
HorizSync: none
VertSync: none
Hmm... I'm just taking a wild stab in the dark here. However, it's not likely that what I'm about to suggest is going to make things any worse, since you can't use X now anyway! :-/

Anyhow, what I'd suggest is to tell RedHat that you're using a laptop LCD screen. Lie to linux and it'll probably work! :-) That's just a guess, though.
 
Old 11-14-2003, 03:06 PM   #5
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just thought id bring this post back to life cuz i still havnt found a working solution...
I tried disabling ddcprobe, hoping that maybt it was causing my problem, but that didnt work. I dont know what else i can try...
 
Old 11-14-2003, 03:42 PM   #6
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just thought id bring this post back to life cuz i still havnt found a working solution...
I tried disabling ddcprobe, hoping that maybt it was causing my problem, but that didnt work. I dont know what else i can try...
Well, if all else fails, you should be able to specify your settings manually when setting up X-windows... I don't know if RedHat still has any non-gui tools for configuring X or not... It'd be a real shame if they didn't. Good luck!
 
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Well I am no expert on redhat or any other linux. I just knew that I had that problem with knoppix if i dont set the monitor refresh rate correctly. You might want to try different settings until you find the right one. Or posting this requestion in the distrubtion->redhat fourm. People there may knows alot more about redhat.
 
Old 11-14-2003, 06:56 PM   #8
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thanks, yea, i'll try asking there and i'll have to try ur suggestion too..
 
  


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