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Old 12-08-2000, 02:39 PM   #1
Stuart Tanfield
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Am new to linux and just installed Mandrake 7.0. using a PII 400 with 128 Mb
> RAM 10 Gb hard dirve and a dedicated 3.1Gb drive for Linux. I have a Hercules Terminator
> 128/3D video card and a Taxan Ergovision 735TCO99 monitor. First install
> proceeded as far as "install X" when I got a screen showing suggested
> resolutions, refresh rates etc. which seemed to agree with figures for
> monitor so accepted settings. The system then showed a black screen and
> "hung" - I had to switch off to re-boot. I was not able to get the system
> running, so re-installed Mandrake. This time I did NOT get the resolutions
> screen for the final "Install X" stage, and the system again hung. A friend
> tried to sort it out - getting to the console (Linux 3 command at boot up)
> and running Xconfigurator. Trying even the lowest resolution setting did not
> improve matters. Was told either monitor not compatible, or video card not
> compatible.
> The monitor did NOT feature in the list of monitors in Xconfigurator, but
> the video card did. What am I doing wrong?? How can I get the system running.


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