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Old 06-14-2001, 08:13 PM   #1
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I just installed Linux Conectiva 6.0 on my computer. The instalation was doing good, when, on the monitor setup, the one i have (Compaq MV500) wasn´t listed among the list. As suggested in the manual, i chose another compaq monitor, one i guess would be close to mine. I finished the instaling process, and ran Linux. The system made a hardware and other things check, everying had an OK message. the problem started at the login screen. After 2 or 3 after i entered in it, the monitor was like shouted down. Everything was black. The lights for brightness and such were turned off, but not the power light.

After that, i reisntaled the OS, however with a different monitor choice: Generic Monitor. But, again, i had the same problem. I tried change the video card (3dfx Voodoo 4 4500 - By the way, it was detected by the intall program) for a 3dfx generic card, and again, i tried to change the monitor setting for another Generic monitor (the manual recommended this one for the new versions (it isnt the case of mine)). And Linux again had problem to start.

Anyone could help me with it?

Old 06-18-2001, 12:27 AM   #2
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Cool Get Mandrake 8.0

Do yourself a big favour. I just loaded Mandrake 8.0 yesterday, and the install was flawless. It recognized all my hardware without a hitch, and I couldn't be happier. At last, I'm free from the grip of the almighty Bill!

Best of all? It was a free download!


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