"Hagbard Celine" <choronzon11.kk> wrote in message
news:3f48b49cnews.broadpark.no...then> Tom Crick wrote:
>> > Last night I tried to dual boot my Fujitsu-Siemens S5582 Lifebook laptop
> > with WinXP Pro and Red Hat 9. However, after sorting out the partitions
> > (15Gb NTFS for XP, 15Gb shared FAT32 and 10Gb left for Linux) and
> > installing XP, I booted off the RH9 install CD and started the graphical
> > install. Everything seemed fine up to this point, some drivers were
> > loaded, I skipped the CD media test and then it started Anaconda. This
> > detected the video card (ATI Rage Mobility), an 'Unknown monitor' and a
> > 3-button PS2 mouse. Then it said 'Waiting for X Server to start' andaccess> > the screen bloomed and went totally white - the CD was still beingscary> > and the hard drive was ticking away, but nothing on the screen but awent> > white. I then reverted to 'Windows user' and Ctrl-Alt-Del'd and thisat>> > back to the install screen, showing '1...2...3...4...5 X Server started
> > successfully' and then proceeded to shutdown. I thought it might be a
> > graphics problem, so I started install with 'linux lowres', but it
> > happened again.
> > Any ideas on what might be going on?!
> Your videocard flips for no reason? ;)
> Well, try this:
> and this to navigate:
> Empirically speaking, for some odd reason /some/ video-cards tend to barfHi,> the installation, but work like a charm once the OS is installed.
> Post if you need help!
> Gentoo Base System version 184.108.40.206
> Linux 2.6.0-test3-mm1 i686 AMD Athlon(TM)Processor GNU/Linux
Thanks for your help - I used a friend's desktop monitor and plugged that in
of the laptop and that went into the graphical install fine (but haven't
installed it yet!).
Obviously it detects the wrong monitor, but this shouldn't be a problem
after install (?).
Seems as if the LCD isn't being driven correctly, as it detected the correct
which did surprise me a bit - the laptop is only a year or so old, so I
thought RH9 would
be ok with it. We'll see what happens!