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Linuxhelp _ Technical Support _ What's Up With Hardware Setup

Posted by: Jer000 Oct 10 2002, 12:45 AM

First the stats

Mandrake 8.2
athlon 2100 xp on abit mobo
abit geforce 4 4200 video
sb live 5.1 sound

When I try to run hardrake or any other app that configures or examines the hardware the screen blacks out leaving only a cursor where I can type but it does not respond to commands. I personally think it's a issue with the video card. Does anyone have any ideas/solutions?

--Newbie huh.gif , 3 weeks old

Posted by: joey Oct 11 2002, 01:57 PM

Hello,

Perhaps you are missing some updates - http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/security/mdk-updates.php3?dis=8.2

Is this just for video hardware or is it for everything, like if you try and configure an ethernet card?

Posted by: Jer000 Oct 11 2002, 05:57 PM

It basically looks like it crashes whenever an app tries to probe any hardware to see what it is.

What log files might be a good place to start looking? Maybe something in there could help me.

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