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Old 02-05-2004, 03:27 AM   #1
Shantanu Gon
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Installing Red Hat 9 on Intel Celeron 1.7 GHz


Hi -
I am trying to installing Red Hat 9 on my Home PC. My Home PC runs on Intel Celeron 1.7 GHz (845 motherboard). The RAM is 128 MB. I have a LG Flatron 700S as my display unit.

RH 9 is getting installed but I cannot configure the display beyond 800x600 and thousands of color. I wish to have a setting of 1152x864 and Millions of Color. When I set a display setting of 1152x864 and Millions of color, KDE or GNOME seems to crash. I have tried to do this number of time but never got it. Please help me.

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Old 02-05-2004, 05:17 AM   #2
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845 motherboard? Is that onboard video? There may be a BIOS setting which sets the amount of main RAM used by the video system. If so, it might be set too low. 4Mb should be enough for what you want.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 05:26 AM   #3
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Thank you so much for the information and possible reasons.

Please find my responses:
The BIOS setting: I have looked at that and it is 16MB+ I shall be checking once more.

The motherboard : It is VIA 845. (It is a P4 motherboard)

Onboard video : I don't know how to verify that.

Is this information enough ? Waiting for a resolution to this problem.

Thanks.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 06:04 AM   #4
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If you have 16Mb of vide RAM that can't be the problem. I'm not a RH user so I don't know how the video setup works in that context.

After X has crashed you could have look for error messages in the log file /var/log/XFree86.0.log.

You should also have a look in the config file /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 in sections "device" and "screen" to see what settings RH has made.

(If the video connector is parallel to the motherboard you have onboard video. If it's perpendicular you have a video card installed. At least I think that's a general rule).
 
  


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