i installed kubuntu on my old pc from an alternate live cd. installation went fine but after rebooting after install screen shows sync out of range message. i tried googling solutions for the problm but none of them worked for me as i could not even log in to make the changes indicated in them. my specs are as follows processor:athlon xp 2000+ gpu FX 5200 mobo: 7vm400mrz gigabyte ram 2gb monitor samsung syncmaster 773s 17"
PS: i could not install "grub" or "grub 2" during install had to up using LILO
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I'm thinking your monitor can't display whatever video mode the vga's putting out.
Press alt control minus a bunch of times until you find a video mode that works.
alt control plus cycles video modes the other way.
my monitor can output 1024x786 at 75mhz and with nvidia drivers installed the list of options is even more but that's on xp as os. i would like to mention though ubuntu 9.10 installs with absolutely no problems and no issues with screen res either.