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Old 02-26-2006, 10:58 AM   #1
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SuSE 10.0 installation problem - monitor out of range

This is my first time trying to use linux and I am having a problem installing SuSE 10.0. I've got a Viewsonic 15" LCD and I know that I need to change my resolution, but I cant figure out how. When I boot from the CD the splash screen comes up fine as well as the installation menu. I choose to install, the kernel loads fully, then the monitor goes blank and says out of range. On the menu screen, it lists F3 for other options, however, when I press F3 nothing happens...? This makes me think that I may need to re-download the iso, but maybe someone could help me out somehow.

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Old 02-26-2006, 01:03 PM   #2
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Hi ssizemore,

From what you typed, I think that the most likely problem is that SuSE couldn't recognize your Monitor, you have to check this.

If you are using SuSE, try to boot in Failsafe Mode, this will boot in a console, once you are there, change to root and then use sax2:

Password: (type your root password)
# sax2
Once there try to reconfigure the monitor, if your monitor is not listed, use a generic one but make sure you put the Horiz and Vert frequencies and the size of the monitor correctly. If you are not sure about this specs use google to find out them.

In any case, post the result of the following command:

cat /etc/X11/Xorg.0.log | grep "(EE)"
this will give us more info about your problem.


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