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Mandrake 9.1

C.S.
Occasional Visitor

Mandrake 9.1

Hi, I was hoping someone could help me. I'm using Mandrake 9.1 on my Compaq Presario S3200NX and I'm having trouble with the graphics. They all look like badly done GIFs; colors don't blend as well as they should, and there are lots of dots and it's kind of blotchy, but when I try to send someone a screenshot of what it looks like, it looks normal on their computer. I didn't have this problem when I was using Windows XP, but I don't have Windows on this computer anymore. Can someone help me fix this? Thanks very much!
5 REPLIES
Caesar_3
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Mandrake 9.1

Hello!

Looks like some problem with graphic driver,
check for new version of the driver.

Caesar
C.S.
Occasional Visitor

Re: Mandrake 9.1

How do I know what driver to use? I don't know what video card I have.
Vitaly Karasik_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Mandrake 9.1

you can find your videocard model

1) in MS Windows control panel

2) on HP site or http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/compaq.html

Regards, Vitaly
C.S.
Occasional Visitor

Re: Mandrake 9.1

I don't have Windows on this computer anymore and that site didn't have my Presario model on it.
Vitaly Karasik_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Mandrake 9.1

oops! of course, it's desktop and not laptop!

as you can learn from http://www.shopping.hp.com/cgi-bin/hpdirect/shopping/scripts/product_detail/product_detail_view.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0036808080.1056273678@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccehadcijfjidifcfngcfkmdfondfgf.0&product_code=DC479A%23ABA&tab=detailed_specs&browse_link=true&#defaultAnchor

it has Integrated ProSavageDDR KM266 graphics.

So you can:

1) check Savage-related info on Mandrake site
2) the same on XFree86 site
3) try to configure XFree using some Savage driver or "general" XVGA driver

Vitaly