[Cialug] RHEL install Inspiron 9300
dave at visionary.com
Wed Jan 25 18:15:17 CST 2006
My Inspiron 8500 has a 15.4" 1920x1200 resolution screen. I usually have
the browser taking up about 1/2 of the screen, and something else like
console windows, editors, or email client on the other side. It's kind
of like having a dual-monitor setup.
p.s. Web developers that resize your browser for you should be shot. And
kicked. Then shot some more.
I do usually browse with the font size increased (ctrl +), which does
cause formatting issues with some sites, especially those that use a lot
of CSS & div layout instead of tables.
Dave J. Hala Jr. wrote:
> Its an Inspiron 9300, 1gb ram, Pentium M 1.6ghz, 17in wide screen
> display Sony DW-D56A DVD+-RW, on board broadcom 440x 10/100 ethernet and
> Intel PRO/wireless 2200BG. Video is ATI Mobility Radeon X300
> The native display resolution is 1440x900, which btw, makes a lot
> websites look terrible...
> On Wed, 2006-01-25 at 15:40, Nathaniel Petersen wrote:
>>Not an X server issue.
>>There is a problem with most of the latest Dell equipment with this
>>issue. Even the Debian installer will get that 'weird' video issue.
>>While I am not willing to wager without further research, I found that
>>adding the "vga=791" to the boot options will resolve the text-based
>>install. No work has been down with the graphical install to know if
>>this resolves the graphical install.
>>The avenue that I wish to explore is if the video adapters for the
>>Dell Inspiron and Optiplex series have a higher 'default' video
>>resolution. I know with the Optiplex that had this problem, the LCD
>>was using the DVI connection and was reporting a signal equal to the
>>Dave, do you mind letting me know what the hardware specs are on your Inspiron?
>>On 1/25/06, David Champion <dave at visionary.com> wrote:
>>>Dave J. Hala Jr. wrote:
>>>>Anyone have any difficultly installing RHEL WS 3.X on an Dell Inspiron
>>>>I get to the point where it loads start to load the kernel image, then
>>>>the display does this really funky fade/color change and then it hangs.
>>>>I also tried RHEL 4.x and had the same issue. Same problem when doing a
>>>>"text" install also.
>>>>Anyone have ideas as to where to start looking?
>>>That's an X server problem.
>>>I'm gonna guess that RHEL doesn't have drivers for something as new as that.
>>>Do you know what video chipset it has?
>>>I bet you a box of floppy diskettes that Mandriva 2006 would work on it. :p
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