Re: Can't Install Red Hat 8.0 on a Inspiron 8000
- Thanks for the advice, I figured it out. If you have an ATI Rage
Mobility M4 card, select it from the video driver list. Then on the
monitor window, select the Dell 1600X (I have a 15"). The install
worked flawlessly after I figured out the correct monitor setting.
Linux is awesome, although Ximian Evolution 1.2 crashes when entering
contacts occasionally. Suspend works great.
--- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., "marckwilliams_pm"
> I am a beginner, and I installed the default desktop settings with
> Gnome, tried every different ATI Mobility video setting with no
> success. The installer works fine as far as I can tell, but when I
> reboot everything looks fine until a login prompt flashes three times
> then a blue screen with two jibberish choices pops up and stops. If
> I hit enter three times I get a login prompt. If I login and type
> startx like the book says, I get a screen with errors that say:
> Color, Single, TFT
> (EE) R128(0) No valid modes found
> (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usuable configuration.
> Fatal Server Error:
> no screens found
> XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
> after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
> [marc@localhost marc]$
> What am I doing wrong.
> Also I am stuck because I can't reinstall Windows since it won't
> repartition the drive with fdisk to a DOS partition. Help....before
> I throw it all out the window and by a mac