[FredLUG] Newb and help with install?
acliddell at gmail.com
Wed Nov 26 09:31:15 EST 2008
Hello all, my name is Alan and thanks for letting me join the group.
I have a Problem:
I have a live cd of Fedora 10 and a Dell XPS running Windows XP. I
posted my issue here:
but for your benefit I will reproduce the text in whole here:
"Here goes. I know you guys have gotten a bunch of questions on this
exact subject, but the threads either end up not completing or there
are terms thrown around that I can't begin to recognize. So, that
I've got a Dell XPS with a 19" (Dell) E196FP monitor (flat panel). Op.
resolution is 1280 x 1024 with a 60 Hz refresh rate. My video card is
an Nvidia GeForce 6800. I'm running Windows XP. I've got a boot CD for
Ubuntu 8.10, and after the problem occurred the first time I went and
burned one for Fedora 10, to the same effect. This is about the extent
of my knowledge and experience with anything, so please bear with me.
I'm here to learn.
Here's the problem. Both systems show a startup screen, then the
screen goes black and displays "Cannot Display This Video Mode.
Optimum Resolution 1280X1024 60Hz." Contrary to what I've seen in some
other posts, it does not float around like it's a screen saver. (I
don't think this is of any significance, but I'm giving everything up
because the devil is in the details, as they say.) I know that this is
a monitor problem, and it seems to be common to flat panels. So I
tried to access my monitor menu, but no success. I've been in Control
Panel and I've adjusted the resolution, but I think it defaults to a
different resolution when it boots.
Sorry for the length of the post, but I hope that what I've written
will help. If you try to help with a solution or ask for more info,
imagine you're talking to a child who has never used a computer
before. That should get the best answers out of me. Thanks in advance.
That said, is there anyone who wants to help with this install? I'm
95% new to all of this, so unless you explain things in tremendous
detail, your suggestions will serve only to highlight my ignorance.
But I'm here to learn, for all the difference that makes. Does anyone
feel like teaching?
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