Posted on 2004-11-22
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
just installed redhat 9.0 on a compaq presario 700 alongside windows 2000.  i cant seem to get RH to get to 1024x768 or higher.
i'm a complete linux newbie, pls can someone help with ideas?
Question by:mishelangelo
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    Hi mishelangelo,
    I suggest you install Fedora Core 3. Redhat 9 is quite old and no longer supported. A newer version will probably have better support for your hardware.
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    > compaq presario 700
       This notebook use VIA ProSavage KN133 integrated graphic chip. You can download driver from:

    Extract the zip file to /tmp/VIA, then follow the "Linux Installation Guide.doc" or "readme.txt" (as root)
    # cd /tmp/VIA/binary
    # chmod 755 install
    # ./install
    # reboot

    Besides, you can go to the following URL to download the latest patches for RedHat 9 (check the date of file for the
    latest one) to /tmp/update (kernel-*.rpm to /tmp/update/kernel):

    Then as root
    # cd /tmp/update
    # rpm -Fvh *.rpm



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    grblades, i appreciate the advice, guess i should switch 2 fc3 then!

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