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Old 11-21-2004, 08:51 PM   #1
wcovelli
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Unhappy Monitor is black when booted to Linux.


Installed Red Hat 9 on a second partition. Seemed to go ok. Appeared to reconigse my video card (ATI radion 7000). When the monitor selection window appeared, I chose the closest match from the list. My monitor is a Sony Multiscan 17 se. the closest match was a Multiscan 17 sf. I chose the sf model. Now when I boot to linux, I have a blank screen. Im totally lost. I want to use Linux, as I hate Microsoft. Please help?

Thanks
Wayne
 
Old 11-21-2004, 09:04 PM   #2
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wcovelli; it may have to be reconfig to correct choice. another is to contact Sony support inquiring the difference between se & sf & drivers if that would make the difference u may have to download driver matching sf model.
 
Old 11-21-2004, 09:21 PM   #3
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How can I do this?

I cant do anything with a blank screen. Should I just re-install it? Can any setting be changed by booting to the install CD?
 
Old 11-22-2004, 12:12 AM   #4
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Blank monitor

Ok, did a re-install of Red Hat. Selected the correct monitor this time. It detected my video card correctly. Still get a black screen. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 12:51 PM   #5
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wcovelli; i went to sony`s web site but
did not find any support with linux or opensource just apple & windows. though RH does have device as workable u may have to have correct driver which i was not able to find since
sony needs info i didnt have only owner
of device may have and download, so advise try sony`s site for assistance.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 01:19 PM   #6
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Dude - at some point, you probably tweaked your settings in your BIOS after reading some funky article online or in Maximum PC. You probably turned off stuff like AGP Fast Write and other special video settings thinking you would get one nanosecond cut off of your processing times or one extra mflop.

That was the case with my PC. I fought this black screen crapola for weeks and no one could help me.

Go into your bios on boot by holding down DEL, and then see what video settings you have, and restore some of the defaults, and the black screen will probably start working.

On mine, I had disables several video capabilities of the video card.

To test to see if this is the problem. assume the black screen is a logon prompt you just cannot see. Type in your user ID, hit ENTER, and then your password, hit enter. Then type startx and hit ENTER. If X starts, and you can see it, then your video card settings in the bios are the problem.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 02:15 PM   #7
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wcovelli; jst finished googlig via custom mode this is what information acquired;
monitor requires proper cables & card then careful configuring monitor to operate correctly,tricky but works.
this site with explicit info:
http://www.si87.com/MonitorSolutions...iscan17se.html
 
  


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