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Old 07-02-2003, 11:16 PM   #1
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Probing Monitor:Unknown Monitor

I am totally new to Linux. I am trying to install Red Hat9 on a
Compaq DL 1850. I have configured the drives with Smart Start.
My .iso disks pass the MD5SUM check.
Just about at the beginning of the installation
Probing Video Card: ( Specifies the brand)
Probing Monitor: Unknown Monitor
And there it stops. I have tried :Linux noprobe, but it goes there anyway. (Mabe it should)
I have just an regular 20'' Tektronix Monitor,that hasn't given me any problems.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated

Old 07-03-2003, 12:49 AM   #2
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You might try looking for a Linux user group in your area. The one in my area actually sent someone to my house to assist me.
Old 07-03-2003, 12:50 AM   #3
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When you say stop do you mean the install just hangs and you can't do anything?
Old 07-03-2003, 01:02 AM   #4
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Yes,it just hangs there. I have let it hang for 45 minutes.
I tried the disk on another computer with the same monitor.
It stated the same ,,Unknown Monitor,, But after a minute hesitation, the installation kept on going until I stopped it, as I am not ready to install Linux on my main box (yet)
Old 04-04-2005, 08:34 PM   #5
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I had the same problem with Anaconda installer on both my Compag 3000 and 1850R. Basically try typing 'linux nofb nousb' when it asks for text versus x install method. Note you may have to set-up the mouse again post install. Good Luck....


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