LCD Monitor recommendations

J. Stewart Schneider stew.schneider at gmail.com
Mon Feb 12 02:02:50 GMT 2007


Well, a nickel just dropped. After a reboot, all is not well. I get the
light show in place of the boot sequence. Once we hit the login screen,
though, all is well until I log into my account. At that point, the screen
goes black with a report from the monitor that the signal is out of range.

On the other hand, I CAN sign into another account, so whatever is wonky is
in my account. How can I return my account to default video resolution if I
can't log into my account? Otherwise, where is the video resolution stored,
per account?

Many thanks in advance.

On 2/11/07, J. Stewart Schneider <stew.schneider at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> OK...here's a blow-by-blow.
>
> 1. Installed 2.6.28.whatever
> 2. Clicked K
> 3. Clicked log out
> 4. Clicked restart
> 5. Screen went wonky, with horizontal bars of (I think) characters
> streaming all up and down the screen
> 6. Gateway splash screen displayed properly
> 7. Grub dialog displayed properly
> 8. More light show as when we logged out
> 9. I left it for lunch. When I came back in a few minutes, Kubuntu logon
> screen was displayed properly. I logged in.
> 10. Screen went black. I could tell from the sounds that I had entered my
> account, but nothing shows on screen
> 11. The monitor complains that the signal is out of range. From the
> message that appears randomly, the problem is that vertical refresh is 87.??
> and this monitor's vertrefresh is 50-85
> 12. Alt-Ctrl-F1 takes me to the light show. Alt-F7 takes me back to Signal
> is out of range.
>
> I pulled the plug, shutting down uncleanly, and restarted with a Knoppix
> 3.9 CD. I mounted /dev/hda1 and grabbed the pertinent parts of xorg.conf:
>
> Section "Monitor"
>   identifier "SYS-172L"
>   vendorname "Plug 'n' Play"
>   modelname "Plug 'n' Play"
>   modeline  "640x480 at 60" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -vsync -hsync
>   modeline  "640x480 at 72" 31.5 640 664 704 832 480 489 491 520 -vsync -hsync
>   modeline  "640x480 at 75" 31.5 640 656 720 840 480 481 484 500 -vsync -hsync
>   modeline  "640x480 at 85" 36.0 640 696 752 832 480 481 484 509 -vsync -hsync
>   modeline  "800x600 at 56" 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync
>   modeline  "800x600 at 72" 50.0 800 856 976 1040 600 637 643 666 +hsync +vsync
>   modeline  "800x600 at 75" 49.5 800 816 896 1056 600 601 604 625 +hsync +vsync
>   modeline  "800x600 at 85" 56.3 800 832 896 1048 600 601 604 631 +hsync +vsync
>   modeline  "800x600 at 60" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
>   modeline  "832x624 at 75" 57.284 832 864 928 1152 624 625 628 667 -vsync -hsync
>   modeline  "1024x768 at 85" 94.5 1024 1072 1168 1376 768 769 772 808 +hsync +vsync
>   modeline  "1024x768 at 75" 78.8 1024 1040 1136 1312 768 769 772 800 +hsync +vsync
>   modeline  "1024x768 at 70" 75.0 1024 1048 1184 1328 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync
>   modeline  "1024x768 at 60" 65.0 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync
>   modeline  "1152x864 at 75" 108.0 1152 1216 1344 1600 864 865 868 900 +hsync +vsync
>   modeline  "1152x768 at 54" 64.995 1152 1178 1314 1472 768 771 777 806 +hsync +vsync
>   modeline  "1280x854" 80.0 1280 1309 1460 1636 854 857 864 896 +hsync +vsync
>   modeline  "1280x1024 at 75" 135.0 1280 1296 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
>   modeline  "1280x960 at 60" 102.1 1280 1360 1496 1712 960 961 964 994 -hsync +vsync
>   modeline  "1280x1024 at 60" 108.0 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
>   modeline  "1280x960 at 75" 129.86 1280 1368 1504 1728 960 961 964 1002 -hsync +vsync
>   modeline  "1400x1050 at 60" 122.61 1400 1488 1640 1880 1050 1051 1054 1087 -hsync +vsync
>   modeline  "1600x1200 at 60" 162.0 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +hsync +vsync
>   gamma 1.0
> EndSection
>
> Section "Screen"
>   Identifier "Default Screen"
>   Device "Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device"
>   Monitor "SYS-172L"
>   DefaultDepth 24
>   SubSection "Display"
>     depth 24
>     virtual 1600 1200
>     modes "1280x1024 at 75" "1280x960 at 60" "1280x854" "1280x1024 at 60" "1152x768 at 54" "1280x960 at 75" "1152x864 at 75" "1400x1050 at 60" "1024x768 at 60" "
> 1600x1200 at 60" "1024x768 at 70" "1024x768 at 75" "1024x768 at 85" "832x624 at 75" "800x600 at 60" "800x600 at 85" "800x600 at 75" "800x600 at 72" "800x600 at 56
> " "640x480 at 85" "640x480 at 75" "640x480 at 72" "640x480 at 60"
>   EndSubSection
> EndSection
>
> What went wrong?
>
> stew
>
>
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