Hoary preview installation report

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Sat Mar 19 11:37:37 CST 2005

On Sat, Mar 19, 2005 at 04:46:00PM +0100, Guillaume Desmottes wrote:

> * When X was started for the first time i had no display (just a black
> screen).  After looking into xorg.conf I understand that X was configured
> for a old PCI graphic card in my PC (i have forgot it :) and not for my
> AGP card (Ge-force 2 MX).  I removed the PCI card then remade a
> installation and X was configured for the right card.  I think it will be
> good to ask which cards must be used when there is several graphic cards
> into the PC.

We will be exploring support for multi-card configurations in a future

> * The linux-image-386 package was installed but i have a AMD Duron, so
> it should must be linux-image-k7.

There is not enough space on the CD for every kernel flavour; the -386
kernel will work on every system, and so it is provided as a default.  You
are free to exchange it with a different kernel if you desire.

> * After the installation, my resolution was 1280x1024 @ 60Hz. I have to
> change  manually HorizSync      30-65 to 30-107 and VertRefresh    50-75
> to 50-160  to have 1280x1024 @ 85Hz.  My screen is a IBM P202.

If the system can successfully query your display for its supported sync
rates, it uses those and asks no questions.  If it cannot probe, it asks you
which mode to use.  Were you asked a question?


 - mdz

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