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Re: Catch-22 : wide monitor

On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 1:45 PM, Beartooth <Beartooth swva net> wrote:
>        Last time a monitor bit the dust on me, the local shops were
> already carrying wide ones all but exclusively, blast them -- such
> dimensions were mythical beasts when even the newest of my machines were
> built.
>        After much tedious labor and more bitter cursing, I got Fedora
> *and* the monitor (HP w2207h) to agree to a compromise. Fedora treats it
> as a 1680x1050 flat panel LCD, but with a choice to *use* it in 1280x1024
> mode.
>        And all the machines in the house but two are cheerfully running
> F10 that way -- all but two, my wife's and my main one. Those are the
> ones I always upgrade last -- hers because she's writing whole books on
> it, and I do elaborate multiple backups before any big change; and mine
> because it has a second hard drive with XP installed. (I have yet to
> manage to get any of my GPSs to talk with any of my proprietary topo map
> software under wine or CXO.)
>        Today I decided to tackle my main machine. Anaconda launches --
> but before it starts asking about language, keyboard, etc, I get the
> dread "signal out of range; set to 1680x1050". But it has never ever yet
> let me get to the normal means of resetting the display. All I can do is
> hit the reset button, and start over.
>        I know there is some slick trick for getting around this, which
> always seems adequate when I recall or reconstruct it; but I don't recall
> now.
>        Clue, please, someone??
> --
> Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
> Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.

I would do the following:

At the installation screen type "linux text" to perform your installation.

Don't forget to install "system-config-display". It is not installed by default.

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