I am having multiple problems getting Redhat 6.1 to install. The first
attempt (after I figured out how to partition my drive) went pretty well.
Read the next three paragraphs for background the big problem comes
afterwards. Also at the bottom of the page is a list of all my hardware.
I was able to get free86x configured despite my unsupported monitor with one
exception. When I went into Konsole, the editor, and some other programs,
the text would appear the same color as the background making it unreadable.
I tried changing color schemes and font sizes, without any luck.
Second, my soundcard refused to set up. I had played with WINLINUX 2000
before jumping into Redhat, and my soundcard was working then, but after I
installed Redhat, I find that the CMI8330 is a bear to work with for a
newbie. I have downloaded the setpnp program found at
http://18.104.22.168/setpnp.html and will try that when I get these other
problems worked out.
Third my SCSI CD Burner is not showing up in Linux. I see it being
recognized in the logs that scroll by during boot, but it seems inaccessible
afterwards. How do I mount it?
Well even though I had a mostly working Linux installation at that point, I
couldn't leave well enough alone and decided to reinstall the whole
distribution to change a couple things I didn't like from the first time.
This is where bigger trouble began.
I cannot find a setting for my video card and monitor to work under free86x
again. My video card was recognized my the Xconfigurator program, but when
I got to my monitor every setting, including the standard VGA displayed
incorrectly. The best I could get during the test screen was a page that
look right except that the text in the dialog box showed up as black boxes.
I did try that setting, and it was the same when I tries to run KDE.
Also, I can check the vertical and horizontal refresh rates being sent to my
monitor with an info screen that my monitor can generate as a popup, and in
several of the setting I tried, it was still well within the parameters of
my monitor (see Below). Where can I go from here, I have emailed CTX, but
have yet to have gotten a response from them.
Also, As I kept working on reconfiguring this, eventually I began to get an
error saying that the video card detector part of Xconfigurator was having
problem working with my video cards clock, and was making me manually do the
setting on it. I went back into windows and ran a diagnostic on the card,
and everything check out, why the sudden change after it detected it every
First, how can I get back where I was before and have KDE up and running
Second after I get there how can I fix the font displaying as the same color
as the background in the several programs that is occurring.
Third any additional tips on working with the CMI8330 sound card are
Fourth any experiences with using the Newcom 56k Modem Voice/Speakerphone
internal ISA jumper modem. I have one on the way and will be installing it
Patton - Madison, MS
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PC-Chips Mainboard M717
- onboard SiS6326 (8M AGP) video
- onboard CMI8330 sound
Intel Celeron 333Mhz, 96Mb 66Mhz SDRAM
CTX X70 Monitor
- scan feq - 30 ~ 70 KHz, Horizontal, 50 ~ 160Hz, Vertical, TTL
- Resolution - 1280x1024(66Hz), maximum
Quantam Bigfoot 4.2 G IDE-0 Primary
Maxtor 10G IDE-1 Primary
Goldstar CD-Rom GCD-R540C (bootable) IDE-0 Slave
Iomega Jazz Jet (AdvanSys made) SCSI Host Adapter (PCI)
JVC XR-W2010 CD (SCSI burner)
Non-Winmodem ordered, should be here in a couple days.
Running Redhat Linux 6.1 - downloaded ISO