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SuSe Linux 7.0 Pro and Samtron 77v monitor

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by jscerb, Sep 27, 2003.

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  1. jscerb

    jscerb Thread Starter

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    I am trying to install SuSe linux 7.0 pro and I get to the 'select your monitor' screen. My monitor is not on the list, so I type in its specs. I click next. I then select a resolution and click test. The screen flickers black, and then comes back to the same screen. I try to click next and it says "Please test your selected resolution."

    The only resolution it kind of tests on is 640X400 at 8bit. But even then there are a bunch of streaks through out the screen. I have a ASUS GeForce 4 Ti 4200 graphics card.

    I am new to linux. Thank you for your help!


    Jared
     
  2. lynch

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    That video card isnt supported by SuSE 7.0.It came out long after that release of
    SuSE.You need to upgrade alot of stuff(kernel,WM,XFree86 server etc) and it would be easier to install a more recent version of Linux.
    List the rest of your computer specs and someone can tell you what version would work best.
    lynch
     
  3. jscerb

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    I was suspecting that. What is the latest version of SuSe linux? Or is there any other types of linux you reccomend?

    To update the kernel an such do i have to install linux 7.0 first?

    System specs:

    Shuttle AK32A mobo
    Athlon XP 2000+
    256 DDR PC 2100
    ASUS GeForce 4 Ti 4200
    Samtron 77v monitor

    Thank you for your help,

    Jared
     
  4. lynch

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    Your comp should run any of the latest releases:
    Mandrake 9.1 and Redhat 9 are free downloads;SuSE 8.2 is not.
    There are other free distributions out there.
    HTH
    lynch
     
  5. jscerb

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    I got Mandrake 9.1 from a friend. It installs fine and everything works but the sound.

    I have a Sound Blaster Live!. Mandrake assinged it an Audigy driver and I see no Live! drivers to change to. I dont know if you can help with this problem, but you certainly helped with the first one!

    Thank you!
     
  6. lynch

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    Before you do anything else, open a mixer and check the levels;sound is muted by default .
    lynch
     
  7. jscerb

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    u were right, everything was muted, but still no sound
     
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