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Re: Dell 8000 problems -- 4-way split screen

I've run into this before, and it's due to incorrect detection of your 
video/monitor capibilites. At the boot prompt, do: <label> vga=ask (or 
vga=normal). <label> will be whatever image/kernel you'd like to use.

On Wednesday 11 June 2003 1:41 pm, Nori Heikkinen wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm trying to install debian on a Dell Inspiron 8000.  It's being a
> little less cooperative than the desktop systems I'm used to! 
> My main problem right now is that on the console (i haven't even
> gotten X up yet), the screen is normal for the top quarter, and then
> redraws itself ontop of itself beginning at the 1-quarter, half, and
> 3-quarter marks.  The result is pretty legible for the second quarter,
> but absolutely illegible at the bottom.
> This is really annoying!  Reseating the video connection inside didn't
> do anything, and I wouldn't expect it to -- this only shows up when
> Linux starts to load (in LILO and before, it's normal).  The RedHat
> and Windoze installs that are on other partitions of this machine look
> fine, so it's an issue with Debian's interaction with this video card.
> Has anyone run into this before, and could point me in the right
> direction?  It's especially annoying because I'm the sole developer at
> work who uses Linux, and I'm currently getting a lof of sh** about my
> OS of choice.  
> Thanks!
> </nori>
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