monitor frequency problem

Bill Nottingham notting at
Thu Sep 25 20:53:07 UTC 2003

Mario Gomes (mgomes at said: 
> I've installed Severn onto a Shuttle SK41G.  Below are the specs for the
> motherboard taken from the Shuttle website:
> FX41
> CPU Socket : AMD Socket A, support 266/200MHz FSB CPU
> Chipsets : North bridge-VIA KM266, South bridge-VIA 8235
> Memory : Spoort DDR 266/200 * 2
> On Board VGA : VIA Savage8, 8-32 MB VGA share memory
> On Board Audio : Realtek ALC650 support 5.1 channel audio, Support n/Out
> Expansion Slot : PCI * 1, AGP * 1
> IDE interface : ATA-133
> I was able to install Severn in text mode to the point that the computer
> reboots.  The problem arises when the reboot is processing, eventually
> the screen goes blank and I get this error message:
> out of range
> 26Hz / 21Khz
> I suspect that the monitor frequency is incorrectly set and I somehow
> need to change this before the system starts loading.  The monitor I
> have is a GEM LCD and the frequency recommended is (H) 30Khz-60Khz and
> (V) 50Hz-75 Hz.  I would appreciate if someone has any suggestions on
> how to correct this problem.

If you boot with 'nogui', and then try to start X, is that when it
goes out of spec?


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