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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?
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grbladesCommented:
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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wesly_chenCommented:
Hi,

> compaq presario 700
   This notebook use VIA ProSavage KN133 integrated graphic chip. You can download driver from:
http://www.viaarena.com/downloads/drivers/video/VIA_RH7.3-8.0Twister-Pro-sv1.1.18BLD2_06132003.zip

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):
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/9/updates/i386/

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

Regards,

Wesly
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mishelangeloAuthor Commented:
grblades, i appreciate the advice, guess i should switch 2 fc3 then!
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