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    I have for the first time booted up a computer loaded with Linux by a computer friend. All I can see on the monitor is "Out of Range".
    Please advise.
    Thanx

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    Quote Originally Posted by KB55 View Post
    I have for the first time booted up a computer loaded with Linux by a computer friend. All I can see on the monitor is "Out of Range".
    Please advise.
    Thanx
    Welcome to the forums!

    Tell us more, such as:

    distribution and version
    video card / model
    video driver used
    monitor / model
    oz

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    Welcome to the forums!

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    Thanx for the quick reply Oz.
    I know this is pathetic but all I can tell you is it is a BenQ FP767 monitor. I was bemoaning Windows and my computer maintenance technician offered to install Linux so I can start to learn. What goes on inside the box is out of my realm. I was hoping for a boot up fix really. I can see PCLinuxOS on the screen when it starts to boot but that default screen appears later.
    Cheers

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    It sounds like this might be related to incorrect horizontal and/or vertical refresh rates being used in your xorg.conf file, and your monitor can't handle them.

    Check your monitor manual for the correct rates, then boot with a liveCD and see if you can edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to include the correct rates.

    Then reboot.

    I've not used PCLinuxOS in several years, so perhaps there's an easier way that someone can post for you.
    oz

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