November 3rd, 2004, 10:52 PM #1
Mandrake on my laptop: graphics problem
I have a spare hard drive, so I figured this was a good time to make another run at linux. I installed 9.2 on my Dell Inspiron 5000e (PIII 700, 512 MB of RAM). All went fine until I reached the graphics configuration. It detects my ATI Rage 128 Mobile video but I cannot get a suitable "monitor" setting to match my LCD. Every combo I try gives me an error pop-up.
I've done a pile of searching. There have been a number of posts that suggest this was a common problem, but no solution. Any help or helpful links?
November 3rd, 2004, 11:56 PM #2
i use the xf86config program (or xorgconf) and select generic LCD - worked good on my IBM laptop.Odds are very good there are several spelling mistakes in this post.
November 4th, 2004, 01:14 PM #3
I discovered that this particular model used 3 different screens. Once I tried the native sizes possible, I found the correct one in Mandrake 9.2.
I'm surfin' with Galeon now.
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