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Old 01-26-2011, 01:45 PM   #1
TonyGh
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Problem of dual OS of Windows7 and CentOS 5.5..


Hi Every body,

I have installed CentOS 5.5 on a window7 operating system successfully. However, i have encounter a bizarre problem. When booting form CentOS my screen goes out(it become very bright) that the screen is barely visible. I tried to use my screen adjustment to fix this problem, but nothing is working! I tried to boot from Window7 to see it this is happening, but with windows it is working just fine, and no screen adjustment is needed. My laptop is a brand new Sony Vaio, and a great graphic card as well. Yet,i am puzzled with this behavior.

Thank You, TonyGh
 
Old 01-26-2011, 02:44 PM   #2
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Hi Every body,

I have installed CentOS 5.5 on a window7 operating system successfully. However, i have encounter a bizarre problem. When booting form CentOS my screen goes out(it become very bright) that the screen is barely visible. I tried to use my screen adjustment to fix this problem, but nothing is working! I tried to boot from Window7 to see it this is happening, but with windows it is working just fine, and no screen adjustment is needed. My laptop is a brand new Sony Vaio, and a great graphic card as well. Yet,i am puzzled with this behavior.

Thank You, TonyGh
Umm. man, I think you should try to boot your notebook with a Knoppix DVD and see what kind of graphics configuration is loaded. From that you could try to configure your centos in the same way.

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Old 01-26-2011, 05:34 PM   #3
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The CentOS-kernel may be to old for your brand-new hardware, try a different distro (if you want stay with Red Hat-compatible systems try Fedora 14) and look if that works. If it works, you have three options:
1. Use Fedora and be happy.
2. Wait for CentOS 6 and be happy.
3. Use CentOS 5.5, install the proprietary graphics-driver (works only if you have AMD or nVidia-card) and be happy.
 
  


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