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vaibhav punekar
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I have successfully installed Win98,WinNT and Linux on my machine.It was an herculian task>It took me 3-4 days to do it.I could install successfully display drivers and network adapters successfully on 98 and NT m/cs.
But I am facing a lot of problems configuring it for Linux.
My m/c is HP BA410(Brio).It is not using HP drivers.But I used D-Link drivers for 98 and NT.
The problem is "Xconfigurator" is not autodetecting the drivers and adapters.They are also not there in the Linux list.I do not know how to make changes in the Kernel and recompile.I m trying to avoid it.Is it possible in this scenario?
The manual also is not clear about Horz and Vertical Sync ranges.
I m totally relying on "Linuxconf".
How should I install network adapters and display drivers?Please help.
 
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haha... i built a machine last year with win98, win2000 and redhat 7.0 as well. it took a few days, but i finally got it... well, almost.
you need to check the Redhat compatibility list to see if your network card is supported. if not, i do not know how to create a driver for it. my Linksys EtherFast card was not supported when i built the machine so i did not bother with it. i just got Redhat 7.1 yesterday, and i am hoping it will support my card out of the box.
a friend of mine has the same card i have, but has not been able to get it to work on 7.0 yet. be bought a cheap $9.00 card and 7.0 recognized it on the first boot. i cannot remember the brand name at the moment.
as for your verticle / horizontal scan rate... you can change that through KDE. i chose mine during setup and haven't had any problems with it. i do not have my linux machine here so i cannot tell you where to go in KDE yet. i will check when i get home and let you know. if you find the monitor configuration tool, just find a monitor that is the same brand as yours (i.e. sony) and the same size (17", 19") and select it. only one of my 3 monitors were listed specifically, but all 3 work fine.
i am new to linux, but i hope this helps.
 
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hi,
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I tried to select the m/c name closest to my m/c(i.e.HP and 15" monitor).But it worked fine for my collegue but giving me problems.I think my m/c model is the latest one from the HP and is not there in there list.I think God wants me to learn how to compile the Kernel after makinfg the changes.But I m trying to avoid that.Afterall ther is shortcut to success.So I ll have to keep trying.If anybody knows any link please send it.
 
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vaibhav,
i worked with my 7.1 machine this weekend and did not have much luck getting my network to work. 7.1 does recognize my card, but i am having problems getting permission for my windows machine to gain access to my linux box.
however, now that i have 7.1 my modem works without any configuration by me. my USB printer and CDRW drive work now as well.
the Linux community is constantly working on drivers for new hardware, so just keep checking back with the Rehat site to see if they come up with something for you... or learn how to create one yourself. i guess that is the point of Linux, right?
 
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