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Dunno where I should put this, so I've put this question in the Misc section. I just downloaded and burnt the SimplyMEPIS ISO. When I boot, it does some initial ...
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    MEPIS : out of frequency???


    Dunno where I should put this, so I've put this question in the Misc section.

    I just downloaded and burnt the SimplyMEPIS ISO. When I boot, it does some initial processing, then it tries to change the monitor refresh rate to something my monitor can't handle. I tried it with both "Old Hardware" and "Newer Hardware", but to no avail. Isn't there a way I can tell MEPIS to use a refresh rate of 65mhz with a resolution of 1024x768 coz I've got an old video card and monitor?

    Chow. And thanx.
    Registered Linux User #394578

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    There should be a way to enter a cheatcode before Mepis completely boots. Did you check the options available through the F-keys?

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    Sorry, I was in a bit of a hurry when I posted the previous message... anyway, look for a cheatcode such as:

    mepis vsync=60

    or

    mepis vsync=70

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    F3 brought up a menu from where I selected a resolution of 800x600. It installed perfectly, but now I don't have a 1024x768 resolution mode!! The highest is 800x600.

    I don't wanna create another thread, so here's another question :
    I'm suprised that MEPIS can easily detect Winblows but doesn't detect other Linuxes! It didn't detect Ubuntu and now I can't boot into it. I've got a menu.lst in /boot/grub which looks like this :
    Code:
    timeout 15
    color cyan/blue white/blue
    foreground ffffff
    background 0639a1
    gfxmenu /boot/grub/message
    
    title MEPIS at hda1, kernel 2.6.10
    kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.10 root=/dev/hda1 nomce quiet splash=verbose vga=791 
    initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.splash 
    
    title MEPIS at hda1, kernel 2.4.29
    kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.29 root=/dev/hda1 nomce quiet splash=verbose vga=791 hdc=ide-scsi hdd=ide-scsi 
    initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.splash 
    timeout 15
    color cyan/blue white/blue
    foreground ffffff
    background 0639a1
    gfxmenu /boot/grub/message
    
    title MEPIS at hda1, kernel 2.6.10
    kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.10 root=/dev/hda1 nomce quiet splash=verbose vga=791 
    initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.splash 
    
    title MEPIS at hda1, kernel 2.4.29
    kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.29 root=/dev/hda1 nomce quiet splash=verbose vga=791 hdc=ide-scsi hdd=ide-scsi 
    initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.splash
    Ubuntu is installed in hda3 and it's menu.lst looks like this :
    Code:
    title		Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.10-5-386 
    root		(hd0,2)
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.10-5-386 root=/dev/hda3 ro quiet splash
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.10-5-386
    savedefault
    boot
    
    title		Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.10-5-386 (recovery mode)
    root		(hd0,2)
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.10-5-386 root=/dev/hda3 ro single
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.10-5-386
    savedefault
    boot
    
    title		Ubuntu, kernel memtest86+ 
    root		(hd0,2)
    kernel		/boot/memtest86+.bin  
    savedefault
    boot
    But adding the contents of the Ubuntu menu.lst just displays a menu entry. Selecting Ubuntu just gives some output and I'm back at the GRUB menu. I noticed a little difference in the format of both the menu.lst's.

    Here's where everything is:
    hda1 = MEPIS.
    hda3 = Ubuntu.
    hda5 = a leftover FAT32 partition from Windows which I'll soon be deleting.
    hda7 = empty ext3 partition.
    hda6 = swap (shared by both Ubuntu and MEPIS. It's all right, no?)

    So, how do I boot up Ubuntu?

    Thanx and sorry for a long post!
    Registered Linux User #394578

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