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Old 09-22-2001, 12:30 PM   #1
jln_0625
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Unhappy xwindows and emachines......help


I am about to pull my hair out...can someone "please" help.....I have successfully installed rh 6 on my emachines, but i cannot find any info about the video card to setup the xwindows properly...........when xwindows comes up, the screen is so large, I can only see 1/4 of it, and i do not have access to the bottom half at all......ARRGGG!!!!.......any advice???? thanx

btw: emachines etower 667ir

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Old 09-23-2001, 12:43 AM   #2
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Intel Direct 3D 2x AGP
Found it on their site just now... www.emachines.com
Also, the 810 chipset refers to the chipset on the motherboard, not the video card.
 
Old 09-23-2001, 05:50 AM   #3
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thanx for clarifying that one...i thought it was an intel direct, but i must have misread the 810 chipset part, that threw me off......it has shared memory....so when i am setting up xwindows, which memory level do i choose, and for what resolutions???....i know the problem isn't due to the monitor, because i had it set up on an older computer, and it worked just fine.
 
Old 09-23-2001, 03:26 PM   #4
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i would pick a safe setting for memory, you could probably use any setting you want, i would stick with 8 to 16 i would say, personally never had a shared memory video card and never messed with one in linux.
and resolutions, well you should start at a lower resolution then work your way up to what you desire.... i would start out with maybe 800x600... then go from there.
 
Old 09-25-2001, 05:29 PM   #5
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my roommate bought an e-machine about two years ago...

that thing malfunctioned in ways i never imagined possible.
 
Old 09-27-2001, 02:45 AM   #6
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i believe it..........i am begining to wish that i had never heard of them myself.......i almost have something right...then there it goes again......
 
  


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