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Old 05-03-2003, 02:02 PM   #1
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Mandrake Linux 9.0 and the Intel 82845G/GL Chip - Newby



-Dell Optiplex GX260 -
I recently reformatted my whole hard drive and installed XP first into a 10 gig partition, then installed Mandrake Linux 9.0 on the leftover 10 gigs. When I got to the point in the install where it asks questions about the screen (resolution) I chose 1024x768x16, from the documentation I read I should have gotten a test screen and a box asking me if it looked OK, sadly I never got either.
I have no GUI, just the Linux command line. From what I have heard the above chip isn't supported by Linux yet, is that true or am I mistaken? I searched for Linux drivers but the closest I got were some 845 drivers off of Intels web site.

PS. How do I change LILO so that it doesn't automatically boot Linux if you wait to long at the OS selection screen? How do I make it just sit there and wait?

PSS. Is there a text editor that is easier to use? I tried those two text editors that came with the install (Vi , iV, or whatever, and that other one.), any tuts on how to use them?
 
Old 05-03-2003, 02:05 PM   #2
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As for the text editor, download and install Pine

It's really easy for us newbies
 
  


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