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TnG 05-23-2012 01:43 AM

Graphics driver and wireless LAN driver are not working on dell N5010 for RHEL 5.7
 
Hi

I am trying To install my RHEL 5.7 on my Dell laptop N5010 but am unable to install the gui mode of it rather text mode is working well.

while booting Screen goes off after this messege:

Probing for Video Card:intel corporation core processor integrated graphic controller
Attempting to start native X server
waiting For X server to start...log located in lm /tmp/ramfs/X.log

and then the screen goes off rather the system is on
and I waited for around 15-20 mints but nohing happened so I had to restart it forcefully.

I google it, and I got suggestion to install "amd-driver-installer-12-4-x86.x86_64" driver. but its not working.
Please help me out.

My wireless LAN adapter is also not responding. I am using dell inspiron N5010.

wireless driver manufacturer: Broadcom
chipset: BCMWL664

Regards,

amani 05-24-2012 11:29 AM

While booting,
press esc
then e
add

nomodeset

at the end of the linux ... line
press ctrl-X to boot


Also post output of

lspci -vv

John VV 05-24-2012 04:09 PM

this is the not free red hat
so your very first stop should be to the red hat support site
you ARE paying then $299/year for the required license
why not use it .

https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/search

also is there a MUST USE NEED for the older 5.7 ( 5.8 is the current in the OLD 5 series )
And RHEL 6.2 is the CURRENT version

the old 5 series might not support that laptop
Did you ask your red hat sales person if it( the laptop) IS supported by 5.7 when you bought the required license ?
https://hardware.redhat.com/


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