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Old 07-28-2003, 02:02 PM   #1
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Unhappy redhat 7.3 install on a compaq 4120T

I am trying to install redhat 7.0 on an old comapq 4120 the problem is when I get to the GUI install portion the display is all garbled. Text wraps around and is in wierd spots the, mouse only works on half the screen. Any ideas? I got it installed in text mode but X wont work there either. I've tried the XF86Conf file posted for this model but no luck. Any Ideas?


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Old 07-28-2003, 10:56 PM   #2
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Boot to the command line, and then run the built-into-X configurator by hand:

X -configure

Then run what it says and see if it horks, if it doesn't heck, copy that puppy over to /etc/X11/Xf86Config-4

If it does hork, post that up here, also, where did you get a recommened XF86Config-4 file? got a link?




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