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Old 01-09-2004, 03:47 AM   #1
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Madison
Distribution: mdk 8.2, 9.0, 9.2, slack 9.1
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Angry video card error when boot slack 9.1

hi, when i boot slack, i got the following msg:

BIOS data check successful
You passed an undefined mode number
Press <Return> to see video modes available, <Space> to continue

Video adapter: VESA VGA
0 0f00 80x25
1 0f01 80x50
2 0f02 80x43
3 0f03 80x28
4 0f05 80x30
5 0f06 80x34
6 0f07 80x60
7 030a 132x43


here's the info for my monitor:

Optimal Resolution & Refresh

1024 x 768 at 75 Hz or 85 Hz

orizontal scan range 30 kHz to 70 kHz (automatic)
Vertical scan range 50 Hz to 160 Hz (automatic)
Optimal preset resolution 1024 x 768 at 85 Hz
Highest preset resolution 1024 x768 at 85 Hz
Highest addressable resolution* 1280 x1024 at 60 Hz

display hor ver pixel
VESA, 1024 x 768 60.0 75.0 78.8 +/+
VESA, 1024 x 768 68.7 84.9 94.5 +/+

my video card is: Matrox G400

p.s: never experience this kindda problems in mdk, using slack sure force me learn all the nuts and bolts behind this machine

thanks for your advise
Old 01-09-2004, 04:47 AM   #2
Registered: May 2002
Location: Houston
Distribution: Gentoo
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Video error

Are you getting this error when the kernel is booting or when you're loading X Window?
Old 01-09-2004, 12:41 PM   #3
Registered: Oct 2003
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Distribution: mdk 8.2, 9.0, 9.2, slack 9.1
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booting kernel

then when startx, i my screen size become 600x400.

after left X (kde), shell's standard out println is 1 line delay..

first you see blank screen, you press [enter] and you see:

promp# at the very button of the screen.

then say if you type ls and you will see:


and it stop there.... so if you type something else, say pwd, and you will see

(then the files in this dir)

if you press enter again, you gonna see the result of pwd, and so on. the standout println seems 1 buffer behind.

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