-   Linux - Distributions (
-   -   Corel on the Matrox... Finally, but... (

fatrakoon 01-01-2001 08:45 PM

Well, I have finally managed to get off my bum, and try to get Corel (release 1.2) onto a PC.

It is a big issue for me, as to what distro I use, simply because the only one I can do, is Mandrake 6.1, and surprisingly, its the only one ( Until a few months ao, when I bought 7.1 ) that I have the full package of!

Anyway, I wanted to try Corel out, but never succeeded in getting the Video card ( Matrox Mistique ) to work very well, as Corel seems to assume, that I am using a monitor capable of 1024x768 at 60hz, which has always got to me.

Anyway, just now, I decided... Lets do it.

It installed great, and I got onto what looked like a login manager, and I started to twiddle the monitors knobs, and I got something that I could just make out, although the text was very weird indeed, but readable after a few guesses as to what it ws saying, and I logged in, and got the desktop up.

Luckily, the properies were a simple right click on the desktop, so this was my first major hurdle done, and after about 20 minutes of fumbling, I managed to get the screen properties up, This involved all kinds of silly tricks, such as guessing where the mouse is when I try to move the windows down, because the top of it, was about 2 inches above the screen, and the usuals like that.

I managed to set it to 800x600 at 56hz, and pressed enter, gave it a few seconds, and CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACEd it...

Guess what! - Yes, it came up great! - Well, I had to restore the monitors knobs to show it centered etc, but it went.

God, I had an easier time with Slackware installing off an old reveal CDROM, than this!

Now, my next job...

Trying to get one of the SuSE CD's to run!

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:00 AM.