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Old 09-08-2003, 02:18 PM   #1
swingheim
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Dell Dimension XPS


I am looking for a RTFM to install Mandrake 9.2... I have run into errors, and have not tackled what hardware could be causing it:

-Intel 2.8 Ghz w/hyperthreading
-800 Mhz FSB
-200 GB ATI hdd w/8mb burst cache
-ATI Radeon 9800 w/DVI (I installed the linux drivers from ATI for this card, which setup my XFree86 config file just fine, but I still cannot start X! Gives me that execve error(2) every time.... grrr. )

Also: When I boot from the 9.2 CD, and hit <ENTER> for normal install, the screen goes black, and the CAPS and SCROLL lock keys blink.... what does this mean? I assume its problems with the video drivers, and installed using the text-mode... then I installed the ATI drivers rpm, and it setup my XFree86, but X still won't start....
 
Old 09-08-2003, 02:41 PM   #2
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sounds like somethings truely messed up if you're getting blinky lights on the keyboard. What error msgs are you getting when you try to run x from the command line? That might help some. Also (assuming you are a newbie) might i suggest running 9.1? 9.2rc1 is a release client of 9.2. Release client is similar to a final beta stage, it should work but...

I know that one of my friends that's a linux guru installed it and had to spend a good bit of a night getting x to work do to some grossly miss-placed files. They have fixed it by now, but it's still not at a state that I would throw at a newbie.

As for how to install, Mandrake is fairly straight forward and if you were paying attention there's little chance that you screwed it up.

Hope that helps some
 
Old 09-08-2003, 04:23 PM   #3
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sounds like somethings truely messed up if you're getting blinky lights on the keyboard. What error msgs are you getting when you try to run x from the command line? That might help some. Also (assuming you are a newbie) might i suggest running 9.1? 9.2rc1 is a release client of 9.2. Release client is similar to a final beta stage, it should work but...

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Hope that helps some
It does... I was not aware that 9.2 was still in rc state.... (it was slashdotted a while back, and I assumed it was final.... my bad )

I'll try 9.1 tonight. (And hope their fancy RPM manager will up it to 9.2 correctly when that time comes... )
 
Old 09-08-2003, 04:30 PM   #4
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I'll try 9.1 tonight. (And hope their fancy RPM manager will up it to 9.2 correctly when that time comes... )
Bad news is that you'll probably have to download 9.2 when it gets its full release, but 9.1 will get you there now. Which is important because you never know how long it will take for the final release to come out.

Here's hoping fast download speeds...
 
  


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