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GCZFFL 06-25-2005 07:45 PM

Monitor Error "Out Of Frequency Range"
I just tried installing Ubuntu 5.04, and when I boot, my *monitor* generates an "Out Of Frequency Range" error.

I'm speculating that the Ubuntu installation process mis-read my monitor frequency specifications. But how can I fix this without a viable monitor?

Unbuntu Live does the same thing for me too.


Thanks in advance!


deepclutch 06-26-2005 03:36 PM

try this in a terminal after mounting ubuntu.
vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf
and edit the monitor area and enter the HorizSync VertRefresh from
monitor's manuel and try rebooting AND there is a packae Configure-debian for ease download it from
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "S/T 57/56E/V"
DisplaySize 280 210
HorizSync 30.0 - 55.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 120.0
Option "dpms"

GCZFFL 06-26-2005 08:56 PM

Can't even get that far. This error from the monitor happens during the boot, so I can't even get to terminal.

No problem with Knoppix or Fedora, so I'm thinking it's specific to Ubuntu.


deepclutch 06-26-2005 10:42 PM

U must use any live cd's to get thosse Lines:o
if u have fedora or someother distros.
try mounting ubuntu partiton
like this:
mount /dev/hdx /mnt/ubuntu
where x is the ubuntu partiton
ps:u should atlest try to learn basic commands of Linux?:rolleyes: :mad:

GCZFFL 06-27-2005 07:35 AM


Originally posted by deepclutch
try mounting ubuntu partiton
Will do.


Originally posted by deepclutch
u should atlest try to learn basic commands of Linux?
Believe me, I'm trying, which is why I'm here. :)


Simon Bridge 02-12-2007 09:58 PM


Originally Posted by GCZFFL
Believe me, I'm trying, which is why I'm here. :)

... I see this hasn't been resolved. How did you get on?

I suspect the command you were looking for is "vga=ask" to get the live CD to boot.
You could also install the OS :)

See also:
... where they could certainly use any insights you may have gained.

dreamlemon 03-06-2007 05:22 AM

i met same case
first of all
the vertical and horizal fre must be put into proper range.
then you better move your screen resolution into some lower states (like 800x600,1024X768)
you have to give ubuntu SOME time
to boot into desktop.

yes, my fedoracore6 and CDlinux work well with screen,
but ubuntu did not.
i tried 3 things of above
then everthing going right

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