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Old 12-09-2006, 01:53 PM   #1
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linux on dell latitude d600

installed fedora core red hat 5, from cd in book Linux for Dummies, on dell lattitude d600. would only install when i typed (linux text).
can linux run the graphics on this computer and how.
linux in text mode seems to be working.
Old 12-09-2006, 01:56 PM   #2
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Need more hardware info. Do you know what the video card is? If it's an ATI, you could probably get a graphic install going by adding vga=788 to the boot command. Then, you'd need to download and install their driver.
Old 12-19-2006, 05:06 PM   #3
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I am running a default install on Kubuntu Edgy on a Latitude D600. The only things that isn't working yet is the Broadcom wifi - I haven't even tried but I know that it will work. Also, I have turned the modem off as I have no need for it, so I have no idea if it is working. Suspend and all of the Fn keys worked out of the box. I a using my new Latitude right now This is NOT an advert for Kubuntu : just to say that everything will work using Linux. Good luck!!


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