[CentOS] Centos 5.4 with Rage

Steve Campbell campbell at cnpapers.com
Mon Nov 9 19:44:11 UTC 2009

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...


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.


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