Dell Dimension 2400
I have a Dell Dimension 2400 with the onboard video chipset. I have installed Squeeze on to the computer.
The OS seems to be working fine. I can access the Apache server and the page and application that it provides.
I also have configured it as a print server which also works the way it should across my intranet.
However the display freezes after a while. No specific length of time. During the install it had issues with the video
mode 314 which if you go to the expert graphical installer you can bypass that and make it use 800x600 with depth of 16.
I configured it to install the hardware only drivers in the kernel as compared to all.
When it freezes display goes dark, mouse pointer is present and follows the movement. I have snooped around on the internet and the problem is not rare but really have seen no answers to resolve the issue. However there was one suggestion to change to onboard video ram from 1mb to 8mb. I tried that and it seemed to make the matter worse.
The computer had several different versions of Fedora with the last one being 16 and that was nothing but a headache
but the display worked fine.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Checked to see if it was reported as a bug but do not see anything.
Thank you in advance
David J Meyer