Re: New Monitor

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On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 03:56:15PM -0500, Brenda Radford wrote:
> I got a new monitor and I have been using it with my Windows box, but today
> I tried to hook it up to my Red Hat box with no luck. What do I have to do
> to get the monitor working with Red Hat?

I presume you see most of the booting process and when it finishes
booting, you get a blank or badly garbled screen.  At that point do a
Ctrl-Alt-F1.  That should put you in a text screen with a login
prompt.  Log in as root.  Then run


It should figure out what your monitor is and come up with an
acceptable set of choices for resolution, defaulting to the highest

If the best it can come up with is 800x600, then it probably can't
figure out what your monitor is.  In that case, click on the
"Hardware" tab.  If, for monitor, it says "unknown", hit the
"Configure" button to hand-enter either your monitor make and model,
or the best description you can find like "Generic LCD 1024x768".

If everything is fine, hit OK to exit back to the text mode.  Then hit
Ctrl-D to terminate the login.  Then hit Alt-F7 to return to what
should be the GUI.  If it's still blank or blitzed, hit
Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to restart the X server, or, if worse comes to
worst, reboot.

Let us know if that doesn't do it.

> Thanks in advance

Bob McClure, Jr.             Bobcat Open Systems, Inc.
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his
friends.  John 15:13 (NIV)

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