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Old 05-16-2006, 03:39 PM   #1
joeenet
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Problem Installing FC5 on HP Pavillion


I just got a new computer HP Pavillion w5320la and I want to install linux on it (FC5). However I can get the graphic installation to work properlly. I get a screen with all kinds of colors and it doesn´t go anyware. I guess I can install it using the text version, but how do i get the graphical mode to work. I want to be able to type startx.

Does anybody have any idea?

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Old 05-17-2006, 12:13 PM   #2
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Well, if you go through the text installer to install, then when you bootup the first time, get to the command prompt and, as the root user, issue "xorgconfig" which will walk you through setting up an X server tailored to your hardware. However, make sure you know the refresh rates for your monitor and what type of mouse, keyboard, and videocard you have.
 
  


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