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Old 08-05-2014, 02:06 PM   #1
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frequency out of range


Can't boot up "frequency out of range" message appears on the screen after rebooting.

after installing ubuntu 11.10 ( either stand alone basis or with windows xp) when i reboot - i get this message - "frequency out of range".

i use a compaq 5500 monitor with resolution set as 1024*768and the pc has Athlon 64*2 Dual core 5000+ with 1 gb ram
the display driver is GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

how to get rid of this message and i can boot to ubuntu?

( asking as i had to uninstall ubuntu for this problem)


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Old 08-05-2014, 02:23 PM   #2
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That usually happens when the wrong resolution is set... could be a driver configuration issue, the driver itself, or a kernel setting which is invoked when the bootloader entry is selected.

You could try setting nomodeset in your kernel boot line;
See here for more info on how to do that:

This should at least get you to a console so you can reinstall/change the graphics driver.

It might also be fixed by simply adjusting the VGA parameter, which is used to change the resolution of the consoles. Ie; VGA=ask, VGA=none, VGA=792, etc.
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Not sure that old of a distro had nomodeset. Maybe.

I'd consider a boot time option to force the correct range. It may be possible to save it in ubuntu settings so that you don't need to edit loader. Not sure I remember any ubuntu 11.
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Old 09-08-2014, 05:18 PM   #4
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Just installed Linuxmint 13 cinnamon 32 bits in my pc

following is from the terminal

mint@mint ~ $ sudo apt-get install nvidia-detect
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package nvidia-detect
mint@mint ~ $ inxi -xG  
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] bus-ID: 00:0d.0 
           X.Org: 1.11.3 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1024x768@60.0hz 
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NV4C GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
getting Frequency Out of Range while booting . what to do to rectify the problem?
resolution is set at 1024*768


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