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Old 09-08-2003, 05:53 PM   #1
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Question RH9 Installation problem on Laptop


I am trying to install RH9 on my Laptop (an Airis 1.1Ghz PIII with SiS chipset). After booting up with the CD whatever option I choose (text, GUI) it always ends up displaying a rather pretty - but useless - display consisting of multicoloured pixels randomly all over the screen, eventually the display ends up all white, but no information can be seen. I have used the Linux Lowres, Linux resolution 800x600, vga=ask and vga=2 but nothing seems to work.

Any ideas,

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Old 09-09-2003, 11:09 AM   #2
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howbout... linux=text or install=text? There should be a text mode install. After that good luck with getting the display to work? Or switch to Mandrake or Suse for better laptop support.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 11:14 AM   #3
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... Or switch to Mandrake or Suse for better laptop support.
Yeah, I've been a very big RH 9.0 fan since it came out; however, I had an annoying problem with it and my Hp laptop. In essance, RH 9.0 won't load on it. (No display support, or sound, or nic, or...) So, I downloaded Mandrake 9.1, and installed it. It loaded up on a laptop that accourding to everyone else won't run Linux. (and everything, including ACPI, firewire, wireless, etc. works!) So, I suggest you try that. If you need any help with the install, I'm more than happy to guide you through it.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 02:42 PM   #4
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Thx for your replies,

I had tried the text option (I forgot to mention it) but the same thing happens!

IŽll try Mandrake instead - pity about the three wasted blanks.

Thanks again,

Lug
 
Old 09-09-2003, 11:35 PM   #5
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Did it work?
 
Old 09-10-2003, 11:43 AM   #6
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Tried Mabdrake 9.1 (came on magazine DVD) and it worked with no problems! Even managed to connect to the internet via a wireless network using Proxy+ on the Windows XP server within minutes, even recognised the shared printer on the server - excellent!

Thanks for the advice,

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Old 09-12-2003, 10:10 AM   #7
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try enabling vga mode in your bios at the startup of the computer. it maybe an option. good luck
 
  


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