Linux Setup Doesn't Detect My Monitor

I have an old Compaq Deskpro (Pentium 200MHz, 64 MB, 6.5 GB)with a Samsung Syncmaster 3Ne (CQP 4147D) Monitor on an S3 Trio 2 MB onboard VGA.
When I attempt to setup Redhat 8, setup successfully probes for VGA but says its unable to probe for the monitor. When attempting to start GUI based setup, it fails. Saying Xserver failed to load.
If I run setup on 'linux text' mode, it  runs, but not completely.
Somewhere while copying RPMs, setup fails.
Any comments?
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LamerSmurfCommented:
My guess would be that for some reason your CD-drive makes a mistake while reading the RPMS, it can be very sensitive and that often causes problems. If you burned the medias yourself you should try reburning them, at a low burn-speed. As for the monitor it should be possible to merely choose a 'Generic Monitor' and make sure you choose one within the limitations of your own Monitor.

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haydes007Commented:
Get the vertical and horizontal sync settings from your monitor manuel or go to the manufacturer's website. Then run xf86config. Follow onscreen instructions. When it asks if it should write the file, say yes than type startx.
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