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Old 10-14-2002, 09:23 PM   #1
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Red face Redhat 8 install problem - help my dumbass


after the 100th install i've finally figured out what my problem is, i just dont know how to fix it.

I think my monitor is not supported yet. i know all the specs and it can run pretty much every resolution out there. so i enter them in and then hit test....the screen turns black and then after a few seconds returns to the original setup screen. it doesnt ask if i want to keep the resolution or anything of the sort. i've tried pretty much every combination there is.

my videocard is the ati 8500 and the monitor is the KDS xf9c.

so i just leave the resolution as it is and finish the install. after booting i get the text command prompt when i want the graphical, a screen pops up that isn't in english just jibberish letters, and overall its an unhappy experience. so until this is resolved windows is eating all my resources, so for the love of god someone help me. i am a newbie but i know enough to get me through this, and i have a friend that can help me but he's too stoned right now.

i babbble
 
Old 10-14-2002, 10:40 PM   #2
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If you know the vertical and horizontal refresh rates, try choosing Generic as your monitor type and choosing the refresh rates that are close to your monitor's.

Be mindful to be conservative in the refresh settings, because if you go beyond what your monitor is capable of, you may harm it.
 
Old 10-14-2002, 10:48 PM   #3
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I have tried that and still the same old problem...i still dont have a clue what to do....any other suggestions would be great

thanks
 
Old 10-15-2002, 03:19 AM   #4
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When the installation tries probing for it...what is the type it finds suitable?

Garry
 
Old 10-15-2002, 12:46 PM   #5
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unprobed monitor...thats all she gets.
 
Old 10-15-2002, 07:31 PM   #6
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check the hardware database and see if its in there.
 
Old 10-15-2002, 07:38 PM   #7
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Make sure your video card is supported. Not sure if the 8500 series Radeon's are yet????
 
Old 10-15-2002, 08:24 PM   #8
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as far as i know it is...during setup it is one of the videocards on the list as a choice, so i assume its supported...i could be wrong though
 
Old 10-15-2002, 08:57 PM   #9
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Do you have another video card you could try to verify this?
 
Old 10-15-2002, 09:18 PM   #10
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yea but its about 1000 years old...i am giving up i believe. thanks for the help yallz
 
Old 10-15-2002, 09:32 PM   #11
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Don't give up yet!!! Try the old video card. How old is it? Have you tried another linux distro? There are alternatives.
 
Old 10-15-2002, 09:41 PM   #12
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the old videocard is an ati 8meg something...i dont even know. i am pretty sure its worthless and i would rather kill myself than use it. i think my next install i will use a standard videocard on the lowest bullshit settings just to see if i can get up and running. if that doesnt work i think my monitor is out to kill me.

what other distro should i use? mandrake? and is it as easy of a setup as redhat because i'm non-windows retarded....
 
Old 10-15-2002, 09:47 PM   #13
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What do you plan on doing with your linux machine that 8 megs of video is crap? Try it, that way you can start to rule out things. I doubt it's your monitor. Mandrake is probably the easiest of the bunch to install. Won't hurt to try. I searched the Redhat hardware compatability list and didn't see the 8500 Radeon. That's one of the reasons I went with Nvidia. Not all is lost trust me.
 
Old 10-15-2002, 09:51 PM   #14
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Ok, if you can get into your login prompt, then there is no reason to give up.

Put lower settings in your XF86Config-4 file for your refresh rate. Yeah, it won't be the best screen, but at least you will have somewhere to go rather than no where.

I don't suppose you have a digital camera of some sort to get a "screen capture" of what you see when you try to start x.

Cool
 
Old 10-15-2002, 10:19 PM   #15
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do you think i would have any more luck with mandrake or would that just be wasting my time? i have done everything with redhat that i want to do..if i see the setup screen or another config file i will vomit
 
  


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