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Old 04-07-2003, 04:00 PM   #1
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Inspiron 4000/Red Hat Question

Okay, I've finally gotten Red Hat 8.0 working perfectly on my desktop, so now im moving onto my laptop. You guys have helped me tons with the desktop installation. I've searched around on here and on the 'linux on laptops' page, but haven't found anything that has quite matched my specific problem...

I used the same 8.0 cd's that i used on my desktop. When the installation was finished, the screen was contained to only a 6x6 inch square in the center of the monitor.. When i hooked up an external monitor everything worked fine.

I read another person's log of a RH installtion on an Inspiron and it said to pick the monitor: Generic LCD Panel 1024x768.

I didn't see that option so i picked: Generic Laptop 1024*768

Also, the graphic login was all scrambled.

Now this laptop is one i got from someone else it had winME on it and was not working at all. It would boot with errors and was EXTREMELY slow. I attributed this to windows and hoped to fix it with linux.

here are the specs:

256M RAM
Factory Video
DVD/CD drive.

thanks in advance for the help.
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Please don't double post. The second one is in Linux-General;

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