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    Ubuntu monitor problems


    I got 10 Ubuntu disks in the mail today (they were free so I ordered a bunch) and when I ran the live cd to test it out and see what I thought, I got the window you get when the monitor isn't plugged into the computer. It said "frequency out of range"...Anyone know how I can fix this? Anything is appreciated.

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    Look for the opportunity to enter boot options when the CD first spins up. Note that you only have a few seconds to enter any options before the CD will continue to boot.

    Try using the option "linux vsync=70" and see if that will get you past this problem.

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    Do you mean the very first screen you see (it says Ubuntu and then it says boot: ) or do you mean later on when it is running through all the configuration stuff? I tried "live-expert" mode but I wasn't able to really figure all of it out and that caused me to have more problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbk
    Do you mean the very first screen you see (it says Ubuntu and then it says boot: )
    Yes, that's it. Type in "linux vsync=70" then press ENTER. If that doesn't work, change the number to 60 and see if it works.

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    Ok I'll try that, thanks for the clarification.

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    Ok now it tells me that it doesn't recognize that kernel (I cannot recall the exact words used but that's just about it I think).

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    Many distros allow the vsync option at boot, but Ubuntu might not.

    Boot again, but check out the available options by pressing the different F-keys. I think it's F3 through F7 on Ubuntu that shows most of the options. You'll need one that applies to video settings.

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    I hooked up a different monitor from an old compaq I have...It did the trick so now I have played with the live cd a bit. Now I want to install it over winblows but I dunno how hard or easy that will be. I tried the expert install of the live cd and it was quite intimidating. So I just want some info about that now...I don't know whether to make a new thread or not though..

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    Glad you got it going... yes, it's better to create a new thread at this point.

    Gahh... aysiu pressed the ENTER key faster than me!

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