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Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).

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Old 05-13-2003, 09:07 PM   #1
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Running X in RH9 on a laptop


ok, my father was so impressed with rh9 on my machine that he decided to upgrade one of his laptops to it. No sweat install. Then, as expected, X couldnt start. I THINK i've heard/seen tell of some tweak or issue with running linux on laptops (particularly new ones)

I've checked linux-on-laptops.org, nothing for me there

I;ve searched the forum and couldnt really find my answer...always try linux google...

so once again to you, LQ!
 
Old 05-13-2003, 09:08 PM   #2
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btw its a Dell Inspiron 8000 with a ATI Rage 128 Mobility (dun dun dunnnnn)
 
Old 05-14-2003, 12:53 AM   #3
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What you should do is that mark down the vedio card name, then go to this site to check if redhat 9 can be compatible with it:
http://www.redhat.com/hcl

If it can be comapitable with RH 9. Then you should run this as root at console:
redhat-config-xfree86

Then you can configure the Xwindow.

Good luck
 
Old 05-14-2003, 01:56 PM   #4
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dead link, I'll find it though...
 
Old 05-14-2003, 02:01 PM   #5
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dont matter, my dad fixed it himself late last night (i had MCAS, couldnt stay up to take claim in some glory) lol
 
Old 05-22-2003, 03:49 PM   #6
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The hardware compatability list for Red Hat 9 lives at
http://www.redhat.com/software/linux/technical/hcl/
 
  


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