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2009/2/24 Brenda Radford <brkittycat@xxxxxxxxxxx>:
> I think I am in trouble already because I am top posting, but blame it on
> Windows.
>
> When I turn the Red Hat box on with the new monitor hooked up, I get the
> motherboard splash screen and then the screen goes blank. I do not see any
> of the text I am supposed to see when the computer is booting up.
>
> Does that change your answer of what to try to do? I tried Ctrl-Alt-F1 with
> no results on the screen.
>
> I should have given more detail when I asked the question.
>
> Thanks, Bob, what do I do now?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: redhat-install-list-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:redhat-install-list-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bob McClure Jr
> Sent: Monday, February 23, 2009 4:18 PM
> To: Getting started with Red Hat Linux
> Subject: Re: New Monitor
>
> 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
>
>  system-config-display
>
> It should figure out what your monitor is and come up with an
> acceptable set of choices for resolution, defaulting to the highest
> available.
>
> 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
>
> Cheers,
> --
> Bob McClure, Jr.             Bobcat Open Systems, Inc.
> bob@xxxxxxxxxxxx             http://www.bobcatos.com
> Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his
> friends.  John 15:13 (NIV)
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Silly question but do you have another monitor that you could hook up
to this box just to confirm that it can send ouput to "something"?

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