I was wondering if anyone out there may be able to help me get the X Server
working on either RedHat 6.1 or Corel Linux.
The PC is an AMD K6 200, with 64mb ram on a PC Chips M590 Mainboard. The
main board has an integrated SiS 6326 AGP Graphics chip with 8mb Ram. I am
using a Samsung SyncMaster 3 Low Rad monitor.
With the Red Hat setup I am only able to get a resolution of 1024*768 with 8
bit colour. This then condenses the screen so only a third of the monitor
used. The monitor can't really handle it!! Using my windows partition I
can get 800*600 which is ideal and takes up the whole screen. For some
reason when the Red Hat setup tests my user defined setting for 800*600 it
rejects them every time. If I force it to use 800*600 the display just
flickers so nothing can be seen.
I then decided to download the latest XFree86 packages including the SVGA
package which is compatible with my card. However after updating the system
they don't seem to solve the problem.
I then decided to try the Corel distribution, and the same problem exists.
In fact this seems to lock out the keyboard when the Xserver is loaded. I
can only use it in console.
If any one out there has solved a similar problem or could help I would be
very grateful. I'd love to junk the windows partition, but if I cant see
the screen it's not going to happen:-(