Re: Some very basic How-to needed

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I just solved this problem (with a little help from the mailing list).  The
solution that worked for me is to retrieve the current state of the XFree86
code from their CVS server, run 'make World' and 'make install', then run
xf86config again.  When I did that (with the same hardware you have) all
was well, except that the size of the virtual screen is bigger than the
size of the physical screen, resulting in a lot of vertical and horizontal
panning.  But it beats 640x480.

Good luck.

On Sat, Nov 30, 2002 at 02:54:31PM -0500, Mark R. Muto wrote:
> Hello all,
> After years of goofing around with leftover PCs and Frankenstien
> combinations of older hardware, I decided to give RedHat Linux 8.0 a new
> PC of its
> own. I purchased a brand new 1.8ghz Pentium 4 PC from Dell (whitebox
> equivalent of Optiplex GX260). The system has an Intel D845GBV
> motherboard
> with 512MB RAM, 40GB IDE hard drive, integrated audio, video & nic.
> I installed RedHat 8 and the video won't work properly. I can't seem to
> figure out where to get the drivers (Redhat?,Nope. Intel?, Nope. Dell?,
> Forget it...) or even how to adjust the video so that it displays
> properly.
> I'd hate to run it down at basic 640x480 VGA, but I can't get the GUI to
> work well enough to change to that either. The 845 chipset was correctly
> ID'd by the GUI installer, so I don't know what the problem is.
> It's always been too much work to get Linux running, but I've always
> felt
> that I've not given it a fair shake. Now I've got a system that would
> run
> any version of Windows superbly. I've made the effort and the
> investment,
> and I'm getting pissed off. Please help me if you can.
> Mark Muto
> Mark R. Muto
> PACE Systems, Inc.
> (978) 352-8949

Daryl Lee
Marietta, GA

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