Here is a description of my problem:
Please help, I have looked all over the net for a solution to my problem, and no one seems to have the same problem. I recently bought Mandrake Linux 6.5, and immediately attempted to install it. I am installing it on a dual boot Windows '98/Linux system. I followed all instructions that came with the package, creating 2 more partitions, etc, and proceeded to install. I got as far as the X configurator. What happens here is that it detects my video card (ATI Mach 64) then goes on to ask me what kind of monitor I have. I have all my monitor specs right here in front of me, but I selected a range of values WELL inside my monitors capabilities. Even though, it doesn't work. It says X will attempt to test the settings, the screen goes black, and after about 10 seconds it pops up saying an error with X has occurred. I went as far as selecting the most basic options, 8bit color, 640x480, 50hz. I have a CTX VL950 19" monitor, which I know for sure can handle that resolution. Yet, still the same problem. Is there anything I can do or will I be stuck with Windows forever???? HELP!!!
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Complete product title: Deluxe Linux operating System 6.5
Error message: Error configuring X-Windows
Make, model, etc: Home-built, PIII 500, 128MB RAM, 20GB HD, Currently running Windows '98, want to dual boot.
Distribution: Linux Mandrake 6.1
Video, sound, etc: ATI Expert @ Play AGP 8mb video card, Diamond Monster sound, CTX VL950 19" Monitor, no network.