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Input not supported on Screen

asked 2014-01-12 19:32:33 -0500

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updated 2014-05-11 13:51:38 -0500

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After a successful install of Fedora 20 from the DVD, I restated and at the bootloader Menu I selected Fedora but my screen has a screen saver that says "Input not Supported". Since this is a dual-boot system, I tried booting to Windows from the bootloader menu and it all works fine. There is some problem with the Fedora 20 screen default and my monitor(Acer 14" std 800x600) screen. How do I fix this in Fedora? I am currently using the VGA monitor port on the back of my MoBrd(Supermicro P4SCE) which works fine for Windows XP. Why am I able to see the bootloader Menu but not the desktop?

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My update: since I posted this problem, I have downloaded the Fedora Live DVD and when I boot off the DVD I have the same problem. When I run the "Basic Graphics Mode" option, I have the same problem.I am now running the memory test which shows a basic screen which I do see. It's strange that I never had this problem when I installed Fedora 14 but now with Fedora 20 it exits. If no one has a better idea, I plan to install a PCI Video card and try running the DVI output to my monitor as an work-a-round solution.

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answered 2014-01-15 14:13:34 -0500

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Temporary work-a-round worked! I installed a PCI EVGA GeForce6200 Video card and when I boot from the bootloader menu, I get my login and desktop(just as I suspected). This connection was a change from SVGA to DVI, so apparently Fedora 20 does not support SVGA monitor inputs or is there something more to this? If anyone has more information I would like to hear from you. My original plan was to use the box as a file server with a small, 17" Acer monitor which has a SVGA input which I can connect to my Supermicro MoBrd SVGA output, thus no need to install a Video card and suck up more resources including power. Is there a way to check for SVGA support in Fedora 20? Can I change the display setting so my Acer SVGA input works? Thanks for any advice.

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