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Old 09-25-2003, 09:56 PM   #1
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Blank Screen at login?

OK, I just got this used monitor for a my linux testing box (an old HP pavilon) and I turned it on, and it went through the normal boot sequece with all the little test things and none of them said [FAILED].
Well, as soon as I get through that, and the screen says FOREZT LOGIN: at the top, it would normally go into the graphical login screen with my other monitor, but with this, it just makes the monitor go blank and then I waited a few minutes and still, nothing.

Please help?
Old 09-25-2003, 10:08 PM   #2
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Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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The X-Windows settings are probably beyond capbility of this monitor.
Hit CTRL+ALT+F1 and then login as root.

Type "init 3" to go to a non-X configuration.

Then run something like "xf86config" or edit the XF86Config file by hand to tone down the resolution and the color depth.

Old 09-25-2003, 10:24 PM   #3
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Hmm.. that seems odd, because it worked fine with windoze XP when I had it hooked up to another computer... but I'll try it.


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