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02-May-2004, 06:52 PM #1
Video Input Out of Range
Hello Ladies & Gents,
I am running Linux Redhat 9 as my OS, and I just recently downloaded a Nvidia G-Force Driver, while attempting to fine tune my video display....I made some adjustments to the monitor display settings. When I re-booted the system, I got a message (Video Input Is Out Of Range). Now I am unable to get pass this screen to make any corrections....any suggestions?
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02-May-2004, 07:57 PM #2
What exactly did you change? It sounds like the Sync values within the Xfree config got modified and is no longer able to send the data to the video card.
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02-May-2004, 10:00 PM #3
Try booting into a single user mode. Pass the kernel option init=/bin/sh, then edit your XF86Config.
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03-May-2004, 01:22 AM #4
Hey Fellas,
Thank you for the input....however after booting in the single mode, I have not been able to get into the XF86 Config File. I have attempted to use the following methods /etc/X11/XF86Config.....redhat-config-xfree86......XF86Config-4....xf86cfg....XF86Setup.....and each time I get the following message:

Couldn't start X server, trying with a fresh configuration
*ddcprobe returned bogus values:
ID: None
Name: None
HorizSync: None
VertSync: None

Trying with card: NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)
Error, cannot start X server.
sh-2.05b#

All of these problems started when I changed the resolution settings.....anymore suggestions?
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03-May-2004, 11:59 AM #5
You need to actually edit the file by hand. Use nano, or Pico. (nano /etc/X11/XF86Config-4)
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