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Re: out of range



You probably need to configure the video card first. If that is
configured, then your choices for display types should expand.

Craig

On Mon, 2008-10-20 at 18:09 -0400, barclay982 wrote:
> i got to the 'setup' menu and could only choose 800x600 or 640x480, and 
> tried to choose generic lcd as opposed to generic crt; it the seemed to 
> save some changes but when i rebooted it went to 'out of range' after 
> grub/boot;
> 
> barclay
> 
> Craig White wrote:
> > Tim suggested runlevel 3 and I may have led you down the wrong path on
> > runlevel 1.
> >
> > either change the 1 to a 3 in my instructions or if you are already on
> > the computer, type 'init 3' to switch to runlevel 3. Then try to run
> > 'startx'
> >
> > Craig
> >
> > On Mon, 2008-10-20 at 17:39 -0400, barclay982 wrote:
> >   
> >> i just tried you idea and it seemed to work, the append args; but it 
> >> ended up telling me, after i ran system-config-display --reconfig this 
> >> message: "no video cards were found on this machine"
> >> any idea(s)?
> >>
> >> thanks much,
> >>
> >> barclay
> >>
> >> Craig White wrote:
> >>     
> >>> On Sun, 2008-10-19 at 18:31 -0400, barclay982 wrote:
> >>>   
> >>>       
> >>>> i have not even got the the point of executing xwindows, i only get out 
> >>>> of the bios, into lilo or the like, how do i get to the xwindows 
> >>>> settings from lilo?
> >>>>
> >>>> barclay
> >>>>
> >>>> Test wrote:
> >>>>     
> >>>>         
> >>>>> i meant checking the settings of your X-windows...
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Your X-windows settings are probably set incorrect. (too high a
> >>>>> resolution for your monitor...)
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Don't have the details at hand, do some googling for X-windows and
> >>>>> resolution settings..
> >>>>>       
> >>>>>           
> >>> ----
> >>> boot screen where it counts down before it boots is not lilo but rather
> >>> grub.
> >>>
> >>> If you press the letter 'a' in grub, it allows you to 'append' arguments
> >>> to kernel for booting.
> >>>
> >>> If you add the number one (1) to the boot line, press 'Enter' and press
> >>> 'b', you will then boot with the option 1 which means boot to runlevel 1
> >>>
> >>> at that point, try executing the command...
> >>>
> >>> system-config-display --reconfig
> >>>
> >>> and see if you can configure the display settings appropriately. Once
> >>> you changed your settings, click OK to save the changes and exit. You
> >>> can test by running the command 'startx'
> >>>
> >>> If all works well, type 'init 5' to get to normal runlevel or just
> >>> reboot by typing 'shutdown now -r'
> >>>
> >>> Craig
> >>>
> >>>   
> >>>       
> >
> >   
> 


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