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    Fedora Core 2 on Dell Inspiron Laptop


    I am brand new to Linux. Please forgive me if I couldn't find a solution to this in the forum.

    I am trying to install Fedora Core 2 on the following laptop:

    Dell Inspiron 1150
    Celeron 2.40GHz
    Intel on-board graphics
    14.1 XGA display
    256MB shared DDR SDRAM
    20GB Ultra ATA Hard Drive
    Integrated Network Card
    Dell Wireless 1350 Internal 802.11B

    The graphical installer hangs after the text rolls by and all I have is a green screen. I tried installing in text mode and it went all the way thru the install. The monitor was not found by the hardware probe. When given the chance to select one, all that was listed were generic LCD laptop screens of various resolutions. I picked the 1024X768, which is what I was using with WinXP. When I rebooted after it said the install was completed sucessfully, I got the green screen again.

    Does anybody have a clue how I can get around this problem.?

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    Where you able to test your graphics configuration after you set it up during the initial installation? If so, did it work?

    Can you boot into CLI (command line interface)?
    Jeremy
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    <Were you able to test your graphics configuration after you set it up during the initial installation? If so, did it work?>

    I don't recall being given an opportunity to test it. I was installing in
    text mode.


    <Can you boot into CLI (command line interface)? >

    As I said, I am brand new and I don't know what the CLI
    is nor how to boot into it.

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    For the record, upgrading the BIOS from version A01 to A06 solved the problem with the display. I do have other problems which I will post in a new thread, but this subject is closed.

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