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gav (2710)

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Journal of gav (2710)

Monday September 01, 2003
12:38 AM

hardware fun

[ #14418 ]

I've got a shiny new pc so I decide to dual boot Windows XP (for games) and Linux (for proper things). XP goes on like a charm. Redhat 9.0 also installs smoothly and grub even works for dual booting (even though the installer claimed it wouldn't). Problem is X won't work. After the first reboot I ended up with wacky purple lines. Took a bit of hackery to make not boot in graphic mode (booting of the rescue cd and hacking /etc/inittab). Fiddling with X config files provided no joy. Installed nvidia drivers and now X gives me a cursor on a completely back screen. Great.

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