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Old 05-20-2003, 01:17 AM   #1
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Exclamation Laptop display splits with graphical installation

Iím attempting my first install of RedHat 9 on my Mitac 6133 laptop. Unfortunatly, as soon as I enter the graphical installation my screen horizontally splits into two mirror images (as a console system would in 2 player mode), and becomes unreadable.

This laptop is a 333 celeron, with 64mb ram, and a 4gig hd. The video card is identified by RedHat as an Ati Moch64, with an unknown monitor type.

I have attempted a Lowres install, but with no change. Any suggestions on how I could remove the split?

Much appreciation

Old 05-20-2003, 01:23 AM   #2
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noprobe is useless aswell.
Old 05-20-2003, 01:25 AM   #3
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My sugestion is to skip the X installer compleatly an use the text based one.

At the first prompt just as the install system has first started type "text". The installer is just as easy as the graphical one. You can then sort out the X once you have got Linux installed. Make sure that if you do it this way that you set the system to boot to non-grapthical (run level 3) mode.



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