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I have been using Mandrake 6.0 from Linux System Labs for three
months now with no problems.  I just bought the 6.5 version from
Macmillan and can not get the video to work correctly!  I can not
use the system at all.  I have tried almost every variation with
Xconfigurator and I can only get a screen with grey background and
barely visible files under KDE & Gnome.  Very frustrating!  I have
tried the upgrade option but it never works.  I would like to get my
money back so I can purchase either the Caldera or origional Redhat
version.  

I am running an AMD 3D 333mhz 32 meg ram P5BV3+ DFI board with a 4
meg Trident 3D image 985 Chipset Video-97AGP video card.

ps error messages after logging off X-Win read "PID could not get
read"

Any help?   Thanks!   Dave Cato
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The video packages that shipped with mandrake 6.5 had some compilation problems (or so it seems).  They refuse to work with certain video cards.

You can either download the proper Xserver from http://www.xfree86.org/ or recompile all the source code (also from http://www.xfree86.org/) and install from that.  

Your video will then work properly.

Good luck!
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