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Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:38 am
by rohya.joshi

I wanted to try our Linux Mint so I got the Bianca CD, Popped it in CD ROM and started booting... everything was OK till my Monitor Went blank "HV Freq out of range" while loading the Desktop.
I tried with safe graphics, tried reducing the resolution, but all in vain.I have the same problem with Ubuntu 6.10 Live CD.

My Hardware Config:
AMD Athlon X2 3600+
Asus M2NPV-VM (Nforce 430)
Geforce 7300GT PCI-E
Viewsonic E50 15" Monitor (1024x768 @ 70Hz Max)

Is there any work around? Please Help me out... I want to Install MintLinux.

Thanks for your Help,

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:21 pm
by Boo
Is that an LCD monitor? and are you using a DVI cable or CRT (D15)?
if it is an LCD can you set it to 60Hz via the monitor?
I am just wondering if it is the refresh rate of the LCD as I have seen the same thing with LCDs on all sorts of systems. even on running systems some LCD just wont give a picture while others will. an out of range signal thing.

have you another monitor you can test with?

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:29 am
by Husse
Just saw this - welcome rohya.joshi
You might be helped by editing your /etc/X11/xorg.conf
The section of interest is like this in my system:
Section "Monitor"
# HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Samsung SyncMaster"
HorizSync 30.0 - 81.0
VertRefresh 56.0 - 75.0
Option "DPMS"
If it's a LCD monitor change your values to
HorizSync 30.0 - 81.0
VertRefresh 56.0 - 75.0
and I think it solves the problem as I believe the message you get means that your HorizSync is out of range, possibly also the vertical one.
Oh, if it's installed just log into "Recovery mode" and edit

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:25 am
by Boo
turns out he fixed it by getting rid of the "quiet" from grub/menu.lst and some "gui" entry in there too.