I was interested in Linux so I downloaded Knoppix which ran fine on my sytem and since I really liked it I decided to install Redhat 9. during install, it detects my monitor and video card properly. My problem is that after I install it, or if I try to install in graphic mode, I lose signal to my monitor. Its almost like it just turns off (green light turns orange). I thought it might be an high frequency problem, but when I've gone over frequnecy before I get an error on my monitor that says frequency overrange. With redhat it just goes blank and I get no sort of message saying frequency overrange. This happens everytime I try to boot into Redhat after install or when trying to use graphical install. I checked it out on my TV and I see that it does go to the Redhat setup screen (looks like shit on my tv but it is there nonetheless), but I just can't see it on my monitor for some reason. I've heard of using redhat-config-xfree86 or xf86config to adjust stuff but since I'm a total n00b I'm not sure how to do so.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
my monitor is a hyundai imagequest q770 and my vid card is a e-gforce fx5200. I'm doing a dualboot with XP pro.
hmmmmm, well I booted into init 3 to attempt to edit redhat-config-xfree86 However it eventually loads to a screen that says knoppix login. Whats up with that? It won't accept any passwords or logins that I might use, so I'm not sure what to do.