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Old 09-18-2007, 04:11 PM   #1
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Can`t see graphic mode on my monitor

Hi!!!!!!!!!!!!! everybody:

I am very very new on Linux. I just installed suse 7.0 and I cannot see anithing on the monitor.I have a Soyo board with video on board.The monitor shows a lot of horizontal lines.What should I do?. Sorry for the silly question. I would appreciate any comments.

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Old 09-19-2007, 09:34 AM   #2
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Get a more recent release. Suse 7 is so old; openSuse has reached 10.2 and 10.3 is scheduled for release in a month or so. Sure, you could tweak Suse 7 to get it more or less functional but chances are that one problem will simply lead into another. On top of that, you'll have a hard time finding add-on software for a distribution that is several years old.
Old 09-19-2007, 09:35 AM   #3
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Probably the installer was unable to determine the correct settings for your monitor..maybe horizontal/vertical Hz values or something. You should either boot into a single-user mode (runlevel 1) and fix the problem using console (by editing /etc/X11/XF86Config or /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 or /etc/X11/xorg.conf depending on what that version of SuSE has..), or if you're willing to just reinstall, define the correct monitor (and video card, if you can) settings during the installation - manually.

Another way is to use a more recent version of SuSE, that hopefully knows how to autoconfigure your devices.
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Im sigfrido thanking you both (jay73 and bOuncer)for the response
I got.I appreciate it very much


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