Hardware: Dell Optiplex GX260 (2yr old machine),Pentium4 @2Ghz(400MhzFSB),640MB DDR
(266mhz)RAM,40GB HDD (ATA80),Imbedded intel VideoChip (64MB mem) AGP4x on PCI IRQ 9-with
VGA connector), Monitor IBM 14R28 (ANCIENT;from the 1st run of the Aptiva lineup days)
13"viewable (.28dot pitch CRT-SVGA 1024x768max resolution @ 60hz).
I've setup Dual Boot Grub as my Dual boot for Fedora Core 2 @ WinXP Pro SP1. file type
is set to fat32 for WinXP ->I no issues using Grub to boot WinXP.
Let me tell you my issue that I'm going BALD over (had peach fuzz before).
1)the above hardware works perfectly with WinXP ->although I can only run 800x600 res
max with 16-bit@60hz, nothing more (even before Fedora).
2)I tried following RedHas instructions to the letter 3x(deleted WinXP "D:\"
drive partition then Automatic install-->couldn't do it. I then tried installing
Fedora with Disk Druid GUI by giving the whole partion "\"(root)+swap file (last
2BG) -->didn't help. My 5th attempt allowed installation instructions to be
followed yet each and everytime, all installations seemed to go without a hitch Except at
the beginning with linux couldn't recognize my monitor gave the option of choosing
3)Rescue Disc (#5) I tried "nprobe" and "skipddc" commands both,
4)No matter what I try I still cannot get GUI.When I select Fedora Core (instead of WinXP)
at the Grub Boot Loader I get loadup scripts telling me all things, one by one, everything
is [ok] - in green letter; UNTIL near the very end; I get something about monitor+check
Bios settings. I have the latest BIOS install for my Dell mobo. This is very fustrating, 4
guys at work know that I cannot stand Windblows, cannot afford a Mac, and tell me Linux is
the way to go!
5)Ok I dropped my pride & researched and tried again to load Fedora Core2 just to see
my old nemises. I logged in as root at the prompt and I typed "startx"
(EE) i810(0): No Video BIOS modes for chosen depth.
(EE) Screen(s) found,but none have a usuable configuration
Fatal Server error:
no screens found
Please consult the X.org Foundation Support at http://wikik.X.org
please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional
XIO: fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by perr) on X server ":0.0" after 0
request (0 known processed"
with 0 events remaining
wheeew! I even typed: gedit /etc/inittab (hoping to change the id:3:initdefault to
id:5:initdefault) and I get back: (gedit:2740)Gtk-WARNING **-cannot open display.
Lastly I load Knoppix3.6 to view my HD /mnt/hda3/etc/inittab file and the setting
id:5:initdefault is already present.
last information Intel 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV chip with Intel Video Bios v.2833 modes 800x600,
high color 60hz.
Can you please help me out or do I need to buy a new monitor??