I have an Abit Siluro GeForce4 Ti4200 128MB graphics card which works fine
under Window$, but simply doesnt work in Mandrake 9.1, and RedHat 9. I
choose the Geforce4 generic driver in Mandrake setup (in RH9 it does that
automatically) and as soon as it tries to go into GUI mode, all I get is a
blank screen. I dont think its to do with the LCD screen ive got, since RH9
correctly finds it (ViewSonic VX700-2, using DVI). So im stuck with an well
expensive gfx card that can only run in txt mode! Does anyone else have the
same gfx card and the same problem?
When I install Mandrake 8.2 which doesnt even know what GF4 is, the GUI runs
fine, albeit seems a little sluggish, so it probably uses some default VGA
driver. Ive tried the nVidia site and the driver there, but it gives the
same blank screen.
Im a linux newbie, if Ive used some incorrect linux terminology please
correct me, and if you'd make your replies less like linux man pages (which
i find utterly unintelligible) that would be greatly appreciated! thanx