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Old 07-11-2003, 02:18 PM   #1
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Post Linux on Gateway 400VTX Laptop

hi i am new to linux. i know pretty much nothing.
i am trying to install red hat 9 on my gateway 400vtx laptop and im having some issues.

i have an intel 855gm graphics card which red hat recognized but it can not recognize map laptop screen.

I am supposed to be able to get 1024x768 resolution but i can only get 800x600.

another problem is that my laptop fan seems to never shut off. it is always running.

does anyone know if i can fix these problems or am i just stuck and have to hope that the next version of redhat has the drivers.

any help would be greatly appreciated..

Old 07-15-2003, 08:39 PM   #2
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Redhat is terrible at identifying graphics cards. Never gets my GeForce correct.

The fan is probably Acpi related. New/newer laptops use ACPI to control sound, fan, and many other internal components. Redhat does not support this without re-compiling the kernel with ACPI enabled.


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