[CentOS] Centos 5.4 with Rage

Steve Campbell campbell at cnpapers.com
Mon Nov 9 20:40:31 UTC 2009



Ron Loftin wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-11-09 at 14:44 -0500, Steve Campbell wrote:
>   
>> nate wrote:
>>     
>>> Steve Campbell wrote:
>>>   
>>>       
>>>> I'm trying to install a newly downloaded Centos 5.4 on an older Dell
>>>> PowerEdge 300. Unfortunately, it came with one of those ATI Rage 2.0
>>>> video cards. The install screens show fine, and the initial screen does
>>>> fine, but once it starts the "firstboot" section, where I'm supposed to
>>>> select the firewall and such, I get two thirds of the top of the screen
>>>> and a repeat of the top third on the bottom. Hence I don't get the
>>>> bottom third where all of the selection buttons are.
>>>>
>>>> Anybody have a clue how to get around this?
>>>>     
>>>>         
>>> You mean R300 ? Try installing using a serial console.
>>>
>>> nate
>>>
>>>
>>>   
>>>       
>> nate, thanks but...
>>
>> R300?
>>
>> Don't have or know what a serial monitor is also.
>>
>> I found a link to something on google that sort of suggests it's a 
>> problem with the xorg.conf file and the monitor, not the video adapter. 
>> I'll see if I can't get it resolved and report back.
>>     
>
> If your only problem is that you can't get to buttons on the bottom of
> the screen, try "alt-left-mouse-button" to drag the window around on the
> screen to see the parts that are hidden.
>   
>> steve
>>
>>
>>     

I think I fixed it. The problem seems to have been a problem with the 
"Monitor" section not being created in the xorg.conf file during 
installation due to it not being detected properly. I copied a section 
from an older Centos 3 XF86Config file and it seemed to do just fine.

This problem has been around since 5.0, as far as I could determine

steve



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