Loading Fedora - video signal goes out of limits for my monitor/card combo

Edward edward at tripled.iinet.net.au
Mon Nov 29 03:15:32 UTC 2004

Harley Stack wrote:

> Hello,
> I downloaded and tried to install FEDORA on a old SONY VAIO PII circa 1998.
> The graphical and non-graphical install process does something I have 
> never seen during a Linux Install.
> As soon as the basic vga graphics start to kick during the very 
> beginning of the install process. The monitor goes black and I get a 
> SIGNAL out of LIMITS message on the screen. This is part of the monitor 
> firmware functions. It is a Mitsubishi Diamond Pro 19 inch Flat screen 
> CRT monitor. Works great in windows XP on same box and other PC's - I 
> use a KVM switch.
> All of my linux experience is with Redhat versions.  Any suggestions. 
> The video card is a on-Board MGA-G200 AGP card - or that is what windows 
> XP reports it is.
> Can I preload a driver for this?
> Any suggestions -except "buy a new card" welcome. This card or card 
> fa,miliy at least is on the list of redhat supported hardware.
> Thanks
> Harley Stack
> Atlanta Ga

Tackle the problem later - get Linux installed first. Use text mode.


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