I'm configuring my first Linux system after a long love-hate
affair with Coherent, and wondered if this had happened to
I started Linux ok, installed to harddisk from the Yggdrasil
CD, and was starting up X. My vidcard is a trident 8900d, and
I specified "tvga8900c" for X, same as I'd done under the
XFree pkg with Coherent (successfully), and just pressed
ENTER when asked for clock timings.
The monitor is a Relisys RE-1520 super multiscan color, purchased
in 1991. According to the docs, it supports 1024 x 768
resolution. When X started, the screen was excessively dark,
and it looked "squashed" in the horizontal dimension,
the 'console' window very green, and suddenly there was a loud
buzzing sound, then the monitor unit went dead, no power at all.
I shut down and connected an MGC XGA monitor, re-IPL'd the system,
and it came up and has been running fine with no software
changes, X plays ok, etc.
I'd been using this monitor for the last three years for command-line
Coherent, very rarely running X, or any other graphics application
other than vgif.
My question is: should I just consider this a normal failure of
a unit which is a year out of warranty, get it repaired and try
again, or is there a known incompatibility operating here? I can
live with the Relisys on my DOS machine, I just don't want to
re-fry it (!)
Any help appreciated:)