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Old 01-21-2006, 11:33 PM   #1
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Is it just me or Linux? Beaucoup monitor startup problems

My practice install of Linux on an old system with a failiong but working monitor will display all the install screens fine.

Latest one I've tried is Mandriva on this
Tyan Trinity motherboard with PII 400mHz
processor. The vid card is a Matrox Millenium and the monitor is a KDE 17in.

The display is ok all through install and then the restart comes and the screen goes away. Is there one of the Linux distros that will catch this problem and shift down the resolution to what the monitor will handle? What the monitor will handle is whatever the installer uses.

Thius is a noob question. I cannot follow much of what goes on at the command line which is where I get dumped at something called localhost tty1. The desktop just won't load at all and no one has come up with a solution on forums like this.

So please, only respond if there is some autodetect that can correct for this or at least _ask_ me what rez I want.

The problem has happened with Mandriva, Ubuntu, Mepis and an old Fedora Core 1 I just found-- maybe one I forgot. Oh yeah, DeMuDi.
Old 01-21-2006, 11:42 PM   #2
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The display is ok all through install and then the restart comes and the screen goes away
If you mean that it drops you to a console, then you can login as root and try to configure the monitor.

In Mandriva, type: XFDrake
In Fedora, type: system-config-display
Old 01-21-2006, 11:44 PM   #3
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On the boot loader prompt add single to the command-line.

run xorgcfg or xorgconfig (the latter requires you to
know your hardware quite well), and sorry, don't know
what special wizbang Fedora might be offering [edit]
Heh, homey does [/edit] ;}



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