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Old 02-15-2001, 12:46 AM   #1
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Hello all,

This is my first post on and I am a real amateur when it comes to Linux. I have recently aquired and old Compaq Presario 7170 which has a Pentium 200 Mhz proc., 64 MB RAM and 2 MB on board video. The question I have is regarding the video. I just installed Red Hat Linux 6.2 on the machine and that went fine. When the installation finished I tried to start X and I got an error that told me that there is no configured video. Anyone out there have an idea as to what I can do to solve this problem? How can I configure my on board video? Anyone who can help me out will become my hero, haha!

Old 02-15-2001, 03:58 AM   #2
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the configuration of video card depends on the VGA card you have. Check the name & model of that card ( for ex. if it is a SiS card , the exact number will be SiS6326)
After booting , enter as root & give
go to Xconfigurator
& configure your video card
Be carefull,you should have the monitor manual,VGA card RAM capacity,vertical & horizontal freq.s & the display modes that yoyr monitor supports.
Old 02-15-2001, 01:23 PM   #3
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Talking Did you try

Did you try running xconfigurator??
you hqve to run it as root


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