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Old 05-02-2004, 04:55 PM   #1
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right i am wondering there is alot of problems with monitors and so on mine is the same redhat and mandrake wont work but slackware does "just so happens to be hard to use too" what distro would be best to use so the monitor actuallu works thnx
 
Old 05-02-2004, 04:57 PM   #2
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1. What video card do you have?
2. Do you have another monitor you can try?
3. Do you have another video card you can try?
4. What are you using? X? GNOME? KDE? Text?
5. What versions of those distros do you have?
For the best distro, maybe check out Gentoo.
 
Old 05-02-2004, 05:00 PM   #3
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ATI RadeonLE 128mb
no other monitor or graphics card and am using kde
i have rh9 slackware 9.1 mandrake 10
 
Old 05-02-2004, 05:08 PM   #4
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Hmm... Make sure that not many pins are missing from the monitor first. Then, try getting the latest drivers for your vid card and monitor.
 
Old 05-02-2004, 05:09 PM   #5
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the last time i had RH9 working i think i had the DVI adaptor for the montitor but i dont know if that would have anything to do with it
 
Old 05-02-2004, 05:13 PM   #6
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Try and use that again, the VGA slot on the video card might be messed up. If you can use a DVI adapter, try that.
 
Old 05-02-2004, 10:24 PM   #7
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Assuming the moniter is fine and it just the pain in the ass of finding a distro that kinda "just works with it" I use MDK 10 and works great I also have an ATI card worked fine with 9.2 also, I don't have the ATI drivers installed just whatever setup did. everything looks great, but there are alot of posts with probs with the ATI's so i dont' know, maybee i'm jusy lucky But if your distro shopping couldn't hurt to try.
 
Old 05-03-2004, 05:56 AM   #8
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thanx guys but i have just decided to stick with slack now i just have to get my adsl modem working
 
  


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