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Old 08-31-2011, 01:59 PM   #1
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Wink RHEL6 Installation with basic video driver, things to be verified after installation.


When installing Red Hat enterprise linux 6 hangs after showing detecting hardware. So tried with basic video driver and it installed. It showed some error with KDUMP and couldn't enable it upon first boot.

Is there anything specifically to ensure that installation with basic video driver was perfect?

This is a Dell 1558 Studio laptop

System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Studio 1558
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 430 @ 2.27GHz, 2267 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A12, 3/30/2011

Please help!
Old 08-31-2011, 02:38 PM   #2
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seeing as rhel6 is not free did you check with red hat to see if that laptop is supported
In general red hat dose NOT support laptops . In installing on a laptop not everything might work well .
The mouse pad might not work well .
The sound might not work well .
The graphics might not work well .
and the wireless might not work well .

RHEL is designed for the server first and foremost

now with all that
most laptops do mostly work mostly well -- mostly but not all.

google the kernel dump massage it is in the boot log

it is also a bug and harmless

Is there anything specifically to ensure that installation with basic video driver was perfect?
well informing us as to the gpu chip installed on the laptop would help
nvidia,ATI,intell ???

the output of
su -
lspci | grep VGA
will show that

also you did buy the required license ?
Old 08-31-2011, 03:28 PM   #3
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tx John,

lspci gave following

02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M92 [Mobility Radeon HD 4500 Series

my video card is ATI 4570

I am new to linux when browsing with Konqueror all website looks not as good as in windows like fonts are little big or not cute. Why is this? The linux is like this or i have to configure/ install some more things to get it right as in windows' browsers?

Old 08-31-2011, 04:40 PM   #4
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there is a very old and well known bug with ATI and fonts and with KDE
with kde you need to manually set the DPI in the xorg.conf
for 600x 800
Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    Option   "DPI" "96 x 96"
see this help page ( yes it is for Arch Linux but it is a good wiki )

also the DEFAULT ati driver is installed and used BY DEFAULT .If you want to use the 2d only ,i think you need to rebuild the boot image to remove it from being used .

also you might want to install the truetype fonts with antialasing turned on
better for lcd's
su -
yum search fonts
will give you a list
su -
yum install ?????
to install them
( will require a active/ paid for license )

you might want to read the red hat documentation

or search the knowledge base
however YOU WILL REQUIRE the username and password you set up when you BOUGHT the required license
the $299US is the recommended one year support .

warning -- RHEL dose not work well on laptops


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