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Old 26th August 2006, 02:16 PM
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Video - Dell Optiplex 110


I Loaded FC3 on an old Dell optiplex GX 110.

I can boot up, and I can log on and bring up desktop.

As soon as I click on anything the display goes wonky. I can get to the command line from ctl - alt -F2 and log on if I don't click on anything first.

I started out at 1024 X 760? and then went to lower resolutions but still got the same results.

I don't think FC3 has the right driver for it.

I booted up w/ Knoppix, and it runs the video at 1024 X 760, and color depth at 24 just fine.

Are there any Fedora versions that will run on this computer?
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Old 26th August 2006, 02:42 PM
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Have you run yum update to get the latest patches. Since you are using an old version of FC, I think you have to configure the Fedora legacy repositories.

FWIW: I have a couple of these (GX110's) under my desk at work and I have run FC3 and FC4 on them without video problems. So, you should be able to as well.
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Old 26th August 2006, 05:12 PM
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How do I run yum update to get the latest patches/

I will need to run it from the terminal, as I can't use the gui.

Seeing that my version of FC dates to 11 03 2004, and the optiplex is 4 years older than that, it seems that the driver should already be on the distro. How can I find if the update will have the driver I need?
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