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Problem with my monitor under X server

Posted on 1998-12-05
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Red Hat 5.1
Video card S3 Virge GX2
when i start X server my monitor(LG Studioworks 76i) blank
although i configure Hoz and Ver are in range(from LG manual).When shutdown X server everything alright.
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Question by:tungsim
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by:vx
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What error(s) does X report? Try running "startx 2> errorlog".
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by:hallstein
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did you use xf86config? - try with a monitor with a lower frequency - sounds like your monitor cant handle the resolution and or Hz
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sbobk earned 100 total points
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An answer and two suggestions. The refresh rate that you are specifying is too high, thus give a lower refresh during xf86config (on horizontal a safe choice is probably  6  31.5 - 48.5; Non-Interlaced SVGA, 1024x768 @ 60 Hz, 800x600 @ 72 Hz for vertical a safe choice is probably 3  50-100). Also after specifying this in the config try both 1)Starting with a different pixel depth (i.e. startx -- -bpp 16 or -bpp 32 or -bpp 24) or 2) change the resolution by typing ctrl-alt-+ or ctrl-alt-- (minus and plus signs). Good Luck :)
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