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    Screen goes funny in ist of mandrake 7

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    by albertleblanc ·

    when i try to install mandrake 7 , after i get to the install screen and the first graphic installation screen of mandrake comes on with all the choses on the side, my screen gives the appearence of being a vga screen running in svga in windows, any suggesttions

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    • #3834959

      Screen goes funny in ist of mandrake 7

      by kloran-[thrawn34 ·

      In reply to Screen goes funny in ist of mandrake 7

      Sometimes, vendors will make the installer programs require less in the way of video quality. This is becuase they want to make sure that even those clients with computers that dont have the newest graphics cards (etc) can still install thier software and use it. If you havent completed an instilliation of Mandrake, I suggest you do, and see if you still have the problem. If the problem doesnt go away, check for graphics card and driver settings first. Make sure you have the most up to date drivers for your graphics card. I would also check Mandrake’s website to see if they support your vid card. If you have the most updated drivers, and everything seems to be in working order, it is most likely a compatability problem between your vid card, and Mandrake.

      • #3836249

        Screen goes funny in ist of mandrake 7

        by kloran-[thrawn34 ·

        In reply to Screen goes funny in ist of mandrake 7

        Well, your best bet would be too check out mandrake’s website and see if they have any recomendations for all hardware. Also check for hardware they say is not compatable with Mandrake.

      • #3848503

        Screen goes funny in ist of mandrake 7

        by albertleblanc ·

        In reply to Screen goes funny in ist of mandrake 7

        suppose i didn,t put enought info

        i cannot install because i cannot get to the mandrake installation screnn with
        all the choices on the side. i looks like a vga screen being run with svga settings. i have tried 3 different video cards sammething

    • #3834911

      Screen goes funny in ist of mandrake 7

      by albertleblanc ·

      In reply to Screen goes funny in ist of mandrake 7

      i cannot complete the installation because after second step of install begings which
      would give me the mandrake installation screen, the screen goes bezerks.
      1) i am booting from cd rom
      2) have changed 3 video cards ( agp,pci,isa)
      3) removedmodem

      4) removed soundcard

    • #3834910

      Screen goes funny in ist of mandrake 7

      by albertleblanc ·

      In reply to Screen goes funny in ist of mandrake 7

      i cannot complete the installation because after second step of install begings which
      would give me the mandrake installation screen, the screen goes bezerks.
      1) i am booting from cd rom
      2) have changed 3 video cards ( agp,pci,isa)
      3) removedmodem

      4) removed soundcard

    • #3848357

      Screen goes funny in ist of mandrake 7

      by kloran-[thrawn34 ·

      In reply to Screen goes funny in ist of mandrake 7

      Yes, I understand this. My point is that it doesnt necessarily have to be the video card causing the problem. Sure, that would seem to be the most likely source of the difficulty, but it doesnt mean it is the only reason. Have you even looked at Mandrakes website for their recomendations?

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