[svlug] installing linux on an ASUS laptop?
gvrdolja at nature.Berkeley.EDU
Tue May 9 10:10:55 PDT 2000
I was really happy with installing Mandrake linux on my laptop with their
latest release. It detected my hardware and the installation went really
smoothly. I tried it with redhat 6.1 and it trashed all of my other
partitions I had set up.
Anyway, I would really like to get X windows to work. I notice that the
video is SMI (Silicon Motion) 710 2d VGA with 4 megs of ram. I
tried the VGA16 server, but it can't recognize any modes. Anyone have any
pointers on setting up a default VGA xwindows system, or even a monoserver
with this display card?
I also noticed that Silicon motion has some support for linux now. They
have a driver I downloaded for their Lynx Family Software - but it does
not say explicitely if it is the 710 card. They have no direct line to
tech support, so I can't find out if this is the correct file. Anyone
have some advice?
Thanks for the help.
Gordon Ante Vrdoljak Electron Microscope Lab
ICQ 23243541 http://nature.berkeley.edu/~gvrdolja 26 Giannini Hall
gvrdolja at nature.berkeley.edu UC Berkeley
phone (510) 642-2085 Berkeley CA 94720-3330
fax (510) 643-6207 cell (510) 290-6793
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