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Old 06-11-2003, 05:22 PM   #1
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Red Hat 9 install -strange- monitor problem

i tried several ways to get the install cd to start:
boot: linux lowres
boot: linux vga=2
boot: linux vga=ask
boot: linux noprobe
all with the same wierd result:

a blue-ish/white area coveres the screen from top sliding down until the screen is blank. then it slowly changes to shades of grey showing some kind of "moiré"-patterns...
i have no clue, seems like the video card gets a wrong resolution or refresh rate.
i also tried different settings in my system setup, to no avail...
can anyone please help me?
I want to install Linux !

my system:
clevo 2700c laptop, 256 RAM, the video card is a 'Sis'-something, HD=dual boot-partitionned with partition magic.
Old 06-12-2003, 03:33 PM   #2
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I have the same prob im trying to install Red Hat 9. My specs

SIS 730 or somthing shared graphics

Any ideas
Old 06-12-2003, 07:08 PM   #3
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I didn't solve the problem yet but someone gave me a link to info on this (and maybe a solution?):
go here:
I have to say, I'm new to Linux so it didn't really matter what distro I install so I just downloaded the Mandrake distribution, and I'm installing it now!
No problems so far...

Old 06-13-2003, 09:27 PM   #4
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WIth my laptop and an 8 meg ATI Rage LT Pro I am using the vesa framebuffer and it works fine running slackware 9 rc-2


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