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Old 07-12-2003, 10:43 AM   #1
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Angry sis 650 video....


I've been looking for a couple of days on how to get this problem fixed.....please help.

I have a new Sager laptop with a Pentium4 2.66 Ghz
512M of ram
and an sis650 integrated Vid Card.

I dual boot with win/XP

I have now installed Redhat 9.0 twice.

the second time with the generic Vesa (rh chose this for me).

It sorta works, in that I can now see the screen. the image isn't very good compared to when I boot up with Win/xp. I don't have sound at all. I don't know how to do much except point and click. I managed to bring up "terminal", and I was able to follow a couple of simple tasks (that were spelled out for a moron like myself). but they didn't help, or I couldn't go any farther because I got errors.

I am really trying to give Linux a chance, but am getting very discouraged.

If anyone doesn't mind investing a little time to help someone who is such a newbie, if you looked in the dictionary, it wouldn't have my picture, because I am that new.

thanks in advance

DaveO (the draphter)
Old 07-13-2003, 06:08 AM   #2
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There is a "Display" entry in K menu/ system.
Also, some display funtions is controled by the file /etc/X11/XF86Config.
Hope this is helpful.
Now I am using Redhat 9 with sis630 video card is similar with you,
Old 08-14-2003, 03:26 PM   #3
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i have a sager and gave redhat a chance once. boy did it not like my laptop. i installed mandrake and had alot less problems, though i had my share. but nothing that some finagling couldn't fix


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