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Old 09-15-2003, 05:47 PM   #1
matkins
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Red Hat 9.0 on Gateway Solo 2500 laptop


This is my first taste of Linux and I'm not sure of where to go. I just installed Red Hat 9.0 on my laptop, and it doesn't look like very many drivers are loaded. I am not 100% sure where to look (Device Manager in Windows) to see, either. I know that my internal modem is not installed, and doubt that it will be because I'm 99% sure it is a WinModem. It says that my video drivers are installed correctly, and I'm supposedly using the right drivers, but the display just doesn't look right. Again, first taste of Linux, but I know that with Windows, I had a MUCH better picture. Forgive me for the ignorance, I've just searched for days and have come up with nothing. I would like to hook the laptop to my cable modem eventually, so can anyone suggest a good, supported PCMCIA card? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 09-15-2003, 06:12 PM   #2
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Please describe the "picture" problems for us then we can help.
 
Old 09-15-2003, 06:20 PM   #3
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Searching Google, I found the following for Winmodems:
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Modem-HOWTO-2.html
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Winmodems-...nux-HOWTO.html

You may to search http://www.tuxmobil.org/howtos.html for info too. Searching the link for Winmodem I received a lot of hits. Also, may try searching using your modem name.

I not have a laptop with Linux installed so I'm not much help, but the mentione dlinks may point you in the correct direction..

Good luck
 
Old 09-15-2003, 06:20 PM   #4
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The picture is really grainy, the whole display isn't fitting on the whole screen, not crisp at all. If I were in Windows, I would say that the drivers weren't loaded or weren't working. Does that help?
 
Old 10-21-2003, 09:56 PM   #5
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err.

i'm having the same problem, are you using the TFT or the HPA screen? (TFT= 1024x768 resolution)

try using anti-allising (sp?)
 
  


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