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Old 04-25-2001, 06:23 PM   #1
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2 major issues I am currently having in my jump into the open source world. Right now we'll focus on what seems to be the biggest one. Also, as a preface...RTFM...I already have...over and over.

I currently have redhat 7 installed on my compaq presario 1200 laptop. I've been running it in command line for about 2 months, just wandering around and learning what i can. however, id REALLY like a gui and apparently the x server hates me and/or my computer.

I pick the proper video card (trident cyberblade) and what i assume to be the proper monitor (ive tried every compaq laptop monitor option) and no luck.

A friend recommended to do the custom monitor setup but neither in my laptop manual or anywhere online can i find the sync rates.

any help?
Old 04-26-2001, 11:11 AM   #2
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which version of xfree86 are you using? claims they have better support for the cyberblade in version 4.0.3. you might want to check redhat for an upgrade RPM.
Old 04-26-2001, 12:03 PM   #3
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try this site, lots of good info on laptop configuring.


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