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ok it installed fine and everything... but when i go to boot i get an "out of frequency range change resolutions" monitor error

how do i fix this so i can boot and fold on linux and learn how to use it

i looked around and couldnt figure out out
    
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If you press ctrl+alt+F1 does a terminal suddenly show up? If so you can edit your xorg.conf file described in this post by the General. Make sure the screen size and Frequency is correct.

Before that you could also try pressing <ctrl>+<alt>+<-> that will shrink the screen size. You'll probably have better luck editing the xorg file and making sure everything is correct. I had this happen before too, and never found anything on it and never got it fixed. My LCD in Linux would not work but then I found out the CRT would. So I've used that since. That all happened when I was more of a n00b, so I never tried editing the xorg file, so no guarantee it will work. Sorry, I know thats not what you wanted to heard. Best of luck though. Please let me know if it goes well or not. I have heard of others on the site here that told me they had the same problem too, so its one I'd really like to sometime figure out.
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hrm how about just a different Linux version?

64 bit a must for the smp folding...

what do you guys recommend?

only other requirement is it be fast/compatible with my pc
    
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SuSE and Ubuntu both have out a 64 bit version. They too are both good distros.
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just tried suse and once it loaded the kernel it wouldnt detect my dvd drive :S

i guess il have to try all of them
    
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hrm... not any luck

suse wont detect cdrom
xubuntu wont detect cdrom
ubuntu wont detect cdrom
mandrivia wont detect cdrom
fedora core wont boot after install "resolution/frequency out of range"

bout to redownload fedora and try it
    
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What kind of cdrom do you have? Sounds like a serious issue...wow
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Durring the FC6 instalation, did you make sure to set your monitor settings to the correct resalution/refresh rate for your monitor?
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Well I'm posting this from my suse install with the LCD monitor. It did the "out of frequency range change resolutions" error. But I just pressed <ctrl>+<alt>+<-> and waited for about a minute and the login screen popped up. Another thing I did different was not plug it into the vga plug but this time into the dvi plug with the dvi to vga adapter into the video card. So not sure which did the trick but I'm that I can see that it is at least possible.
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Durring the FC6 instalation, did you make sure to set your monitor settings to the correct resalution/refresh rate for your monitor?
ugh how :S ? didnt see an option. musta over looked...

tried 3 drives. dvd burner bran new. older dual layer dvd burner. and an old dvd rom....

danrger im redownloading fc6 atm to try it
    
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