Hello, I have a problem with a computer that I am setting up for my son for school and games.
there were multiple problems before the problem listed in the in the title.
I tried installing Age of Empires 2 through Phoenicis (couldn’t get the Apps to populate) so that was a no go, Lutris would almost install it and then time out, then this morning I was able to get it to finally install through Lutris. I launched the game, the cinematic part played wide and stretched out, then when the game loaded the screen went black. I tried various methods and finally was able to get back to the desktop. I tried to launch what I believe was the exe file for the settings for Age of Empires 2 and it went directly to the black screen except this time I couldn’t get out of it. I had to hard reset.
Now, after rebooting the computer, I can get to the login page like normal but when I sign in, the screen goes black and a message pops up from the monitor (LG) it reads “HDMI out of range 75.0 kHz / 60 Hz”
I looked on line for how to set refresh rate from command line with xrandr but every time I try to use xrandr it says can’t open display.
When I say command line I mean (ctrl+shift+f2 at login) really sorry if my terminology is wrong.
Then I discover that I can’t use xrandr without startx first but as soon as do startx I get the HDMI out of range message and ctrl+shift+f2 does nothing.
I tried looking for the xorg.conf file but all I see is xorg.conf.d which makes me wonder if I need to modify something else like an Nvidia config file.
the monitor is connected as follows in case it is relevant.
monitor hdmi port > HDMI cable > HDMI to DVI adapter > DVI port NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX
Most likely the last resolution was saved by KDE. Create a new user account and see if it works there.
The folder /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d is preferred. Possible that nouveau (open source) driver is running and not the one from nvidia. That open source drivers can produce weird problems when it comes to gaming.
I was able to create a new user but sadly it wouldn’t let me login, it would loop me back to enter the password. I then tried to run the live USB I initially used to install manjaro and it stalled at “reached graphical interface” with a flashing cursor. Not sure what that is about. ctrl+alt+f2 let me login to manjaro manjaro then I tried startx and more errors which is strange as I just installed from it a few days ago and it was working fine. It may be that this pc is dying.
thank you for your help