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Old 10-20-2004, 03:41 AM   #1
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Installing Redhat 9 on Compaq Presario 1200


I have installed Redhat 9 on my Compaq Presario 1200 notebook. I have not been able to configure the monitor and cannot change screen resolution. Can some one tell me what type of monitor should I select.


Old 10-20-2004, 05:21 AM   #2
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I was recently given a Compaq Presario 1235. It has a 12.1" monitor and uses these settings:
HorizSync 31.5 - 50.0
VertRefresh 40-90
Driver is vesa
DefaultDepth 24
Display Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
These were the defaults set by a Slackware 10 install. If the monitor would run 1152x864 or 1280x1024 it would suit my preferences better, but I don't think it will work.

These settings would be in your /etc/X11/XF86Config(4) file. I only used RedHat for about a month, so that filename might not be correct.

For more information on that particular laptop, including some RedHat specific information, here are 2 links for laptops:

And you should always try Google <Linux> which will give you even more results for Compaq Presario 1200


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