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    Input signal out of range - instead of grub screen.

    I recently got a second hand PC and installed xubuntu on it. At boot though, instead of the grub screen, I would get the message:
    "Input signal out of range. Change settings to 60hz 1280x1024."
    ...but ignored it, because after about 5 seconds the OS would boot as expected.

    After several boots though, it will stop booting normally and will be stuck on the 'Input signal out of range' message.
    I can boot with the xubuntu a live USB disk I created for the install though.

    I looked around on the web and found: http://askubuntu.com/questions/18956...-to-1600-x-900

    So I did like the post suggested, but the problem remains. I also tried to enter my monitors resolution instead of 640x480.

    So, what do you think?

    Other stuff I've tried...
    I tried other monitors and an old hard drive which has Linux mint installed and got the same message.

    Here is my grub file.

    Code:
    cat /etc/default/grub
    
    # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
    # /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
    # For full documentation of the options in this file, see:
    # info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'
    
    GRUB_DEFAULT=0
    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
    GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
    GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""
    
    # Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs
    # This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains
    # the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...)
    #GRUB_BADRAM="0x01234567,0xfefefefe,0x89abcdef,0xefefefef"
    
    # Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)
    #GRUB_TERMINAL=console
    
    # The resolution used on graphical terminal
    # note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
    # you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'
    GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480
    
    # Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux
    #GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true
    
    # Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries
    #GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY="true"
    
    # Uncomment to get a beep at grub start
    #GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"
    Here is my hardware info...
    Code:
    evian@evian:~$ sudo lspci -v
    [sudo] password for evian: 
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Radeon Xpress 200 Host Bridge (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7254
    	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
    	Memory at <ignored> (64-bit, non-prefetchable)
    
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS480 PCI Bridge (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 99
    	Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=68
    	I/O behind bridge: 0000e000-0000efff
    	Memory behind bridge: fde00000-fdefffff
    	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: d0000000-dfffffff
    	Capabilities: [b0] Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS480 PCI Bridge
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    
    00:12.0 IDE interface: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI IXP SB400 Serial ATA Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
    	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7254
    	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 22
    	I/O ports at ff00 [size=8]
    	I/O ports at fe00 [size=4]
    	I/O ports at fd00 [size=8]
    	I/O ports at fc00 [size=4]
    	I/O ports at fb00 [size=16]
    	Memory at fdfff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
    	[virtual] Expansion ROM at 78000000 [disabled] [size=512K]
    	Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
    	Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
    	Kernel driver in use: sata_sil
    	Kernel modules: sata_sil
    
    00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
    	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7254
    	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
    	Memory at fdffe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    	Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    
    00:13.1 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
    	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7254
    	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
    	Memory at fdffd000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    	Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    
    00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
    	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7254
    	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
    	Memory at fdffc000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    	Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    
    00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 82)
    	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7254
    	Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel
    	I/O ports at 0500 [size=16]
    	Memory at 78080000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
    	Kernel driver in use: piix4_smbus
    	Kernel modules: i2c-piix4
    
    00:14.1 IDE interface: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI IXP SB400 IDE Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 82 [Master PriP])
    	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7254
    	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
    	I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
    	I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
    	I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
    	I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
    	I/O ports at f900 [size=16]
    	Capabilities: [70] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
    	Kernel driver in use: pata_atiixp
    	Kernel modules: pata_atiixp
    
    00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI IXP SB4x0 High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7254
    	Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
    	Memory at fdff4000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    	Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
    	Capabilities: [60] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
    	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
    	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    
    00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge (rev 80)
    	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7254
    	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0
    
    00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge (rev 80) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
    	Flags: bus master, VGA palette snoop, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
    	Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=64
    	I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff
    	Memory behind bridge: fdd00000-fddfffff
    	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: fdc00000-fdcfffff
    
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
    	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7254
    	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
    	Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
    	I/O ports at ee00 [size=256]
    	Memory at fdef0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
    	[virtual] Expansion ROM at fde00000 [disabled] [size=128K]
    	Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
    	Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
    	Kernel driver in use: radeon
    	Kernel modules: radeon
    
    02:03.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
    	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 254c
    	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 23
    	I/O ports at de00 [size=256]
    	Memory at fddff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
    	Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
    	Kernel driver in use: 8139too
    	Kernel modules: 8139too, 8139cp
    Thanks in advance
    I'm using ubuntu 12.04

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    Re: Input signal out of range - instead of grub screen.

    Is your Radeon older? I do not know AMD as I have nVidia.

    Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])


    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...amdstock&num=1
    On the proprietary driver side, the AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta Linux graphics driver was used. For this initial testing, three discrete graphics cards from the AMD Radeon HD 5000/6000 series were used, since pre-HD5000 graphics cards are now on the Catalyst Legacy driver and the latest-generation Radeon HD 7000 series hardware still doesn't fully work with the open-source Gallium3D "RadeonSI" driver.

    This repository provides AMD Catalyst drivers for legacy graphics Radeon HD 2xxx - 4xxx for Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal.
    https://launchpad.net/~makson96/+archive/fglrx



    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Troublesho...thRadeonDriver
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1558406
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to close thread when/if answered completely.







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    Re: Input signal out of range - instead of grub screen.

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    Is your Radeon older? I do not know AMD as I have nVidia.

    Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])


    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...amdstock&num=1
    On the proprietary driver side, the AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta Linux graphics driver was used. For this initial testing, three discrete graphics cards from the AMD Radeon HD 5000/6000 series were used, since pre-HD5000 graphics cards are now on the Catalyst Legacy driver and the latest-generation Radeon HD 7000 series hardware still doesn't fully work with the open-source Gallium3D "RadeonSI" driver.

    This repository provides AMD Catalyst drivers for legacy graphics Radeon HD 2xxx - 4xxx for Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal.
    https://launchpad.net/~makson96/+archive/fglrx



    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Troublesho...thRadeonDriver
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1558406
    Hi I was following the steps on the second link, but the last step I get...
    evian@evian:~$ sudo apt-get install fglrx-legacy
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package fglrx-legacy
    Any advise?
    Last edited by r3bol; November 21st, 2012 at 08:20 PM. Reason: grammar
    I'm using ubuntu 12.04

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