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Old 09-08-2004, 01:49 PM   #1
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resolution or refresh rate problem shuts monitor off as i load linux

i installed redhat 9 today and as soon as i boot it the monitor shuts off. i think its some kind of a resolution or a refresh rate problem but i havent been able to sort it out. even while installing it gave me the same problem but i could do the installation by typing "linux lowres".

now i have no idea how to modify my resolution or refresh rate before the linux gets booted. i have a 15 inch monitor with standard features and a 32mb savage pro onboard agp card. can someone tell me whats exactly wrong and how do i sort it out ??
Old 09-08-2004, 03:15 PM   #2
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Do you see a bootloader?

(the (in mandrake) blue screen where you cann tell Linux in which mode to boot)
Old 09-09-2004, 12:22 AM   #3
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well yes. i get the grub loader which gives me an option of either red hat or dos(windows xp) . when i choose red hat, alll the processes are loaded and running during the boot. but when its is finished with the loading it begins the FIRST BOOT which does not load.. what do i do ???
Old 09-09-2004, 12:50 AM   #4
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You will have to edit XFree's configuration file. If you get a command line interface with redhat, you can do it from there, if not download a Knoppix CD.


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