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Old 08-08-2003, 11:11 AM   #1
loco
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radeon pci card and linux


ok seems my radeon pci graphics card isn't liked by Xandros, mandrake 9.0, and a few others I have played with. But oddly my older RH 7.2 likes it just fine. Anyone know why this is and can explain to a newbie how to fix this? I would really like to play with a few different distro's if possible so this could be helpful.

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Old 08-08-2003, 11:58 AM   #2
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when you say "isn't liked"

could you be a BIT more specific? Its hard to help someone when you have no details about what errors you're getting...especially when you mention "Xandros, Mandrake and a few others I have played with..." There's literally nothing to work with or investigate

I'd love to try and help, personally my radeon worked great with Mandrake 9.1 straight from the install....
 
Old 08-08-2003, 07:06 PM   #3
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ok sorry to be more specific I am getting nothing but a mess of jumbled colors that are pixelated, with th elower have of the screen totally black. no errors, no nothing. same with Xandros and Mandrake 9.0. Wish I could be more descriptive than that but there really isn't much more to explain. Happened with both around the time they test hardware with Xandros and when it goes to activate the settings in mandrake but still no errors just a garbled mess.

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Old 08-09-2003, 01:44 PM   #4
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Ah I see.

Well I've had temperamental installs with older cards (like RH not liking my old Millenium 4 meg on my old machine...but Mandrake handling it first try).

At that point you have 2 choices, you can either stick with what you have (if you like it and it works...which is all that's important really) or experiment.

(Of course I'm sure if someone else has a solution, they'll speak up as well)

If you decide to experiment with Mandrake (or RH, or any for that matter), I'd suggest trying the install and if the test step crashes...then skip it, boot to commandline and try setting up X from there. That way you'll get actual error messages that you can then find help with (Tons of people here will do their best to help I'm sure.)

If you do it that way, I'd suggest using either Mandrake or RH, but that's just my bias
 
  


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