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I bought a Dell PC Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 630 w/HT Technology (3.0GHz,800FSB), Memory 1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 400MHz (4x512M) 2GB4 Keyboard Dell USB Keyboard Monitor 19 inch ...
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    Angry getting a little frustrated...need some help


    I bought a Dell PC

    Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 630 w/HT Technology (3.0GHz,800FSB),
    Memory 1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 400MHz (4x512M) 2GB4
    Keyboard Dell USB Keyboard
    Monitor 19 inch digital Flat Panel display
    Video Card 256MB PCI Express™ x16 (DVI/VGA/TV-out) ATI Radeon X600 SE HyperMemory
    Hard Drive 160GB Serial ATA Hard Drive Floppy Drive and Media Reader 13 in 1 Media Card Reader
    Mouse Dell® 2-button USB mouse
    Network Card Integrated Intel® PRO 10/100 Ethernet
    Modem 56K PCI Data Fax Modem DFAX
    CD ROM/DVD ROM Dual Drives: 16x DVD-ROM Drive + 16x DVD+/-RW w/dbl layer write capability DV16DVR

    (For the record, I have a tri-boot XP, 2003 Server, FD4......)

    So far, I've tried to install Linux Fedora core 4. As soon as I try to run the OS off my HDD my screen turns black apon boot-up . Obviously something is wrong with my monitor configuration. After all the text zips by...it seems to go immediately to "power-save" mode.... the green light on the on/ off button turns to yellow.

    Is there any commands I can give at the prompt (while booting in text mode) that would straighten this mess out?

    any tips or tricks?

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    Welcome to the forums, unseen

    Please don't double post the same message, as it's against the forum rules and doing so only confuses any forum members that try to help you.

    You can continue your discussion here:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/red...ease-help.html
    oz

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