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Old 05-25-2003, 06:01 PM   #1
Wraith2288
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I need to know what driver to use


I have a dell Inspiron 8100 laptop. I found a site that tells what to do in setup of redhat 9 for my model, but If i select what it says to select, x-windows stops loading.... so what do I do? with these settings, my display is very small in the center of my screen...
 
Old 05-26-2003, 05:13 AM   #2
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does it have an nvidia card? get the drivers from www.nvidia.com and follow the steps there.
 
Old 05-26-2003, 11:18 AM   #3
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ah. thanks. I was wondering about that, but I didn't know what I needed. Now I just have to boot up linux..

wait: once i install the drivers, should I change the display to "generic laptop display capable of 1600x1200", or just change the resolution?

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Old 05-27-2003, 01:16 AM   #4
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well, just make sure that the resolution u want doesn't exceed that capabilities of ur LCD. if it can do 1600x1200, then use it.
 
  


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