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Old 10-23-2003, 02:45 AM   #1
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installation probelms (please help)

please help me
hi all
i tried redhat fedora core (severn) downloaded from on my system
intel celeron 600 mhz
intel 810 mother board with on board graphics
lg monitor14inch svga
80gb samsung 7200 rpm hard disc
lg 48x cd writer.
logitech serial 3 button mouse
when i tired with graphica mode installation it stopped at probing montior failed and installation stopped. then i tried with text mode installation and the installation went smoothly. why does this happen. my monitor is very old one ( made in year 1996) i dont have the monitor driver cd with me.
is there an issue with the old monitor, do i have to buy a new monitor in order to run my system on linux.
please help
Old 10-23-2003, 03:28 AM   #2
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What is the model of the monitor. I think you need to have new monitor. Why don't you try chance some setting, or use other monitor types which are close to yours ( I mean model no). Try by changing parameters like Horizontal, vertical refresh rate, etc., but be careful.
Old 10-23-2003, 03:29 AM   #3
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When you are logged in try
init 5
That will start the graphical system and you will see, whether your monitor shows something readable.

Generally I doubt, that your monitor is too old, linux is famous for running on old hardware.

Suggestion: Go to the redhat site and search for Xfree86 and configure. They have extra tools to configure the graphical system -- but I'm no redhat user, I don't remember the exact name (Xfree86config ?). Try searching this site too, there is a redhat forum, I believe.


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