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Old 01-13-2004, 09:02 PM   #1
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Intsalling linux for the first time


Hello Linux world I am your new child, I am eager to learn and I have many questions. This is my first venture into Linux I have Red Hat (9). I purchased this at walden books with the linux bible. (just started to read). I am trying to install on a dell inspiron d600 laptop and am running into some problems. When I go into the install the only way I can get into the gui install is to type in linux lowres after installing linux with the home user (laptop) recommened install the system reboots then just gives me a blank screen almost like the video drivers ar kapoot.. Has anyone run into these problems before? Any suggestions? Help help . The graphics adapter in the laptop is a mobility radeon 9000. I have been searching the web and I found one post stating that the guy had to put in the lcd as dell 1400X1050 I tried that on a new install but no doh..... I hope you all dont mind stupid questions because I have a truck load of them. Thanks for the help in advance.....
 
Old 01-13-2004, 09:28 PM   #2
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Hello onionsoup and welcome to linux questions . org. Follow this link here it does seem to be an issue with the ati mobility drivers.. Hope this helps http://bluetree.jp/roller/comments/a...y_preciousssss

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I don't have red-hat linux, but their web-site may have a hardware compatibility list. Generally, when trying to get X windows setup, If nothing else seems to work, select the vesa driver. Maybe also try a more modest 1280x1024 resolution for the display.

I hope this helps. I've had much better luck getting Mandrake to install on computers. But since you were able to get through the install process, you should be able to find out if you are using the correct driver.

Try posting your /etc/X11/XF86config-4 file here. Anyone able to offer more specific advice will need to see that info.

Good Luck!
 
Old 01-13-2004, 09:46 PM   #4
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Thanks for the advice im trying it now.......
 
Old 01-13-2004, 09:46 PM   #5
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Happened again! I respond to a message and after I post it, a better responce was already posted!!! I need to type faster I guess.

 
  


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