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Old 06-20-2003, 07:32 PM   #1
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Red Hat 7.3 - messed up frozen screen

I have just installed Red Hat 7.3 on my Celeron 500Mhz with a Radeon 7000 32MB PCI graphics card. I am also running Win98 on it, so I partitioned the hard drive (40GB ATA Western Digital), set up the dual boot, and I thought the installation went smoothly. But when I rebooted and loaded Linux, I got a quick textual Linux login screen, then my monitor turns off and quickly turns back on again (it's almost as if my monitor "reboots") and I see a very scrambled Linux desktop. At first I can see the bottom half of the screen but not the top half, and each time I have rebooted my computer the monitor does its strange reboot thing and the distortion has worsened. Not only is the screen all messed up, but I can't do anything, either. My mouse works, but other than that my system seems to be frozen. The only way to get out of it is to just manually turn off the computer.

Any suggestions? My monitor is a relatively new MAG 17", and the display looked fine when I performed the display test during install. I am completely new at LINUX, and I have no idea what to do now. I have searched for this problem in other threads but I can't seem to find anyone with a similar problem. Please Help!


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