Signal Out Of Range, I've tried some solutions to no avail

  • audiojunkie
Posted: Thu, 05/31/2007 - 04:01
I installed 64 Studio and everything has been installing fine until I rebooted after installing and I get a "Signal Out of Range" message on my monitor with a down arrow and 30H listed after it. I then went into a prompt as root and ran sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg and went through all the prompts and put the highest resolution as 1024x768 (my monitor runs a lot higher in XP) and I still can't get it to work. Then at the out of range message i tried ctrl+alt+(minus key) to cycle through the display modes and it's still not working. I have a Nvidia GeForce 7600GT 256mb vid card in a pci x16 slot, amd x2 3000, 1 gb ram. Any guidance would be awesome!!!

2.0 RC this is still an issue

  • rotylee
  • 05/23/07
  • Fri, 07/13/2007 - 13:31
This is Still an Issue. NVIDIA Stable Image Platform NVIDIA 7300GT Dual Monitors CRT 17"

GT

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Fri, 07/13/2007 - 15:24
It looks like GT stands for Get Trouble. My cheap 6200 card just works fine now (Didn't say there were no issues a year or so back) That's the joys of having good hardware spoiled by lazy programmers (not willing to compile for linux) and / or bull headed executives. When Linux starts winning more field, things should change slightly. Nvidia did us the favour of changing some important stuff in the drivers since the 7000 release (as you would expect) and it seems the nv driver has issues running it now. You will need the binary nvidia modules that free built for us. See FAQ entry 14 and 15. You can install this via single user mode (root terminal) #> apt-get ..... listing all the modules you need according to FAQ Hope it helps

Nvidia Driver issues

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Fri, 06/01/2007 - 16:12
Yes, here we are again. Nvidia driver issues. My brother has exactly the same problems with his card (Geforce 7900GT) and we tried installing the latest (beta) driver from nvidia's site to fix it. Did not work. In the end we are running a VESA driver in stead of the nv or nvidia I have installed that driver on my system (geforce 6200) as a test to check it's stability. Looks okay so far. The other solution posted is possibly the better one - then you don't taint your system with the proprietary driver - but when you want to run either twinview or Beryl, you need to... I'll check combining the two to activate my brother's twinview... Seeing everything double really messes with your head... Cheers

Signal out of range

  • Necrophilos
  • 05/30/07
  • Thu, 05/31/2007 - 06:02
Are you using CRT of TFT display? Maybe you have too high refresh rate if you are using TFT-display, try to set it to 60hz.

Signal out of range

  • audiojunkie
  • 05/31/07
  • Thu, 05/31/2007 - 14:13
a CRT unfortunately, 17". The hor and ver ranges in the xserver reconfigure program are withing my monitor's capabilities.

Check the ranges are exactly the same

  • Daniel
  • 05/22/07
  • Thu, 05/31/2007 - 14:57
I suggest looking up the manufacturer's recommended vertical and horizontal refresh ranges, then checking that the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf specifies the exact same numbers. If you don't have the monitor manual, then you can probably find the ranges on http://clusty.com/ if you search for your exact monitor model number.

i had the same problem....

  • -NOYX-
  • 05/22/07
  • Fri, 06/01/2007 - 00:30
edit the kernel command line to remove the vga= and splash= options at boot. it worked for me! ;]

edit kernel command line

  • audiojunkie
  • 05/31/07
  • Fri, 06/01/2007 - 03:35
I don't know how to do that (kinda new)

sorry, i should have explained....

  • -NOYX-
  • 05/22/07
  • Fri, 06/01/2007 - 14:17
at the grub boot menu [a blue window with choices of your kernel/OS to load; lasts for about 5 seconds before the default operating system is loaded], with the 64studio/linux kernel entry highlighted hit the 'e' key to edit the line. then, go to ' kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.......'(etc.) and hit 'e' again to edit the command. then backspace/delete until you remove the 'vga=....' and 'splash=....' commands. 'esc' when done and 'esc' again to return back to the main boot menu, and then 'enter/return' to boot the 64studio OS; and away you go! -hopefully that works. _you will have to edit [as root] the /boot/grub/menu.lst file, so that those commands are removed everytime you boot. the line you need is shortly after: ## ## End Default Options ## (maybe line #120) good luck to you ;] [ SOUND IS ALL ]

Cool, that worked for me

  • audiojunkie
  • 05/31/07
  • Fri, 06/01/2007 - 19:57
Cool, that worked for me removing those two commands, but now my internet connection doesn't work. Is there some kind of tutorial somewhere to set all this up. Everything else works good, just can't use the internet.

I'm just gonna install 1.4,

  • audiojunkie
  • 05/31/07
  • Sat, 06/02/2007 - 05:58
I'm just gonna install 1.4, seems everyone says things setup automaticially better.