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Old 08-01-2003, 12:36 PM   #1
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Corel Linux help please!

I'm trying to make the jump from Win98 to a GNU/Linux system. I've tried to install Debian, but I keep getting corrupt images, etc, so I've pretty much given it up. I decided to install Corel Linux (using the 'For Dummies' book). I'm pretty sure that I've got it installed properly, but I have some pretty serious display issues. There's some pretty serious sideways screen flicker for starters. Secondly, Most text in the desktop shows up as solid black boxes, making it nearly impossible to get anything meaningful done. When I go into VGA mode, the screen flicker goes away and I can read text, but keyboard input is useless and does nothing. Any adjustments I make are applied, but don't seem to make a difference in any other modes.

I'm running this on a stock HP 6330 if that's any help.
Old 08-01-2003, 12:49 PM   #2
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People say Corel Linux is a sucky distro. They aren't even making it anymore. Try SuSE or Red Hat those are pretty easy distroes.
Old 08-01-2003, 12:54 PM   #3
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My only problem with using SuSE or Red Hat is that I have to pay for them. Debian is free, and if I could get it to freakin' work on my computer, I would use it. But every .iso image has corrupted files on it, and the install never completes.

If anyone knows how to get a good Debian install, including either KDE or Gnome, that would be awesome
Old 10-12-2003, 06:23 PM   #4
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hahaha, RedHat/SuSe are free... just
download the images!! if you want something
bad ass go with red hat/kde!!!

i love my desktop!
Old 10-12-2003, 06:43 PM   #5
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anyway try mandrake, or redhat, i Use mandrake and it's probaly the easiest install for beginner's. Most ppl have very little trouble installing it. You can download mandrake 9.1 from the website I d'l on p2p network had no trouble with the iso's etc.... think you would be happy with it as a beginner. redhat and suse are both nice, But a little more trouble not alot
and like the last guy said corel does suck i bought it when it came out. and they, did quit producing it.. on a personal note i've never had too much trouble outta any distro.. a few problem's here and there most are fairly easy to fix.

Hope this help's

Last edited by CyberDoc; 10-12-2003 at 06:46 PM.


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