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Old 12-02-2004, 09:28 AM   #1
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Unable to install the grafic driver


Hi,

i install Linux the first time and i am desperate.

I installed SUse. In the beginning after i put the DVD in, comes a menu, if i want to install manually or not. Whatever i press here the monitor becomes black afterwards and nothg happens. Later on i discovered that there was an option, if i want to install it in text mode. In text modus the installation worked ok.

Now the next problem is, that the graphics look very bad. I have a monitor of 19 " and the resolution is not better than 600X800. Colors are absolutly stupid, as if only 16 colors are available. And this i cant change in any way. I suppose the graphic driver is bad so i got one from internet and got it installed. (i have a graphic card SIS 661FX)

Here is the link ...winischhofer.at/linuxsisvga.shtml#download

i dont know what X.org/XFree86 means .

I also went in Sax2 and changed the graphic card and the resolution. But in the list xapi there is no SIS 661FX and if i chose somethg else i get an error message "X Server Test failed"

Can somebody please help me. I cant even work on that PC now...

Regards, Lela
 
Old 12-02-2004, 09:49 AM   #2
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You can run xorgconfig, it will edit your xorg.conf file for you. All you have to do is answer some questions.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 10:35 AM   #3
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Sorry, but how do i run that?. Where is this programm?

Thanks.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 11:45 AM   #4
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Code:
$ xorgconfig
 
Old 12-02-2004, 02:07 PM   #5
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Still dont understand. i m new to Linux.
Maybe u can explain me where to find this program...
 
Old 12-02-2004, 02:46 PM   #6
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Here is the solution:

http://www.linuxforum.com/forums/ind...owtopic=116893
 
Old 12-04-2004, 12:06 PM   #7
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Lela, if something is like this
Code:
$ command
It means enter that command at your terminal prompt. Like Xterm, Aterm, or at console. Understand now?
 
  


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