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Red Hat installation problems

Just throwing in my 2 cents.


I'd recommend either 6.2 or 7.2 (with all the patches of course ;-)

Seriously though, rh70 is a poor choice for newbies. Especially if
you want to get into compiling your own stuff (like kernels, etc...)

RedHat used a bastard version of glibc, beta version of gcc, and
all kinds of half-breed untested mush to produce rh70.  Steer clear.

"Kalyan Vaidyanathan" wrote:
> Hi,
>   I am a newbie to linux....
>   I am trying to install Red Hat Linux v7.0 on my computer and I am having 
> trouble with the monitor.  I was wondering if somebody can tell me what to 
> do.
>   I have a DELL Dimension 8100 machine.  The installation goes fine all the 
> way till it gets to configuring the X windows.  There the installer is not 
> able to successfully test the graphics card and it fails.  I tried Mandrake 
> and that did not work either.  Here are some specs on my monitor.  If you 
> need more let me know,
>   Dell E770s monitor
>   Horiz sync range 50 - 70 kHz
>   Vert sync range  60 - 160 Hz
>   I have an nVidia graphics card with 32 MB memory.
>   Additionally, is it okay to leave the clock chip setting to "no"?
> let me know,
> thanks and regards,
> -kalyan
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