On 10/20/10 10:38 PM, Ritika Garg wrote: > I had posted the following question 4-5 days ago. I want to add > something to the question which is important. The question was: > During installation of CentOS5.3 from DVD, the installation was > interrupted due to an error in a rpm package as the DVD had lot of > scratches. So I burned image of CentOS5.5 on DVD. I selected > installation in graphical mode. The first graphical interface screen > comes from where we proceed further by clicking next. This screen is > almost black and its impossible to carry out further installation as > visibility is very poor. > I was trying above for Dell Inspiron laptop which has Windows7 > installed on it. I checked the CentOS5.5 DVD on another system which > is desktop and found that the graphical interface is perfectly alright > there. So is there any setting that has to be done in the laptop? well, Dell has made a few 100 model inspirons, and some of those had several optional graphics modules (my wife's inspiron E1705 could have had a ATI or one of several Geforce Go modules). Some of them may have graphics controllers that aren't well supported at all by linux, like the Inspiron Mini10(1010) model I tried, with Poulsbo graphics, very poorly supported out of the box, and even the downlaodable drivers really aren't very good.