Originally posted by ali gilani:
i fianlly mamaged to get mandrke installed along with Xp and win98. but now when i start linux it starts in text mode like ms-dos. when i write STARTX it gives an error"screens found but none with usable configuration" i also tried XFdrake. but doesnt work either.. plz help
i installed all gui's in installation!!!
well my exams are over and i am back to trying to get mandrake to work. i tried all the things u said but still mandrake doesnt start. oh by the way i dont have a graphics card, i have a graphics software by intel installed and that provides me with all graphics handling. please advise on how i can get mandrake to work, thanks. u can reply to here or on the topic forum. just tell me if u r doing it there. thanks
If you do not have the manuals, then I suggest you boot into XP or Win98. Go to the control panel and open your display control. Then write down all the configuration settings that Microsoft have already worked out (what the card type is, what the resolution is, etc). Then see if you can give this information to <code>xf86config</code>.
If you are still having troubles, and just want to get something working (just to prove that something does work!!!) then choose the "generic" options within <code>xf86config</code>. (Generic SVGA card capable of 800x600, generic monitor capable of 800x600 (assuming your PC is capable of this)). That way you can at least see what is going on.