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6510b notebook and RedHat Linux

 
rochelle lauer
Occasional Contributor

6510b notebook and RedHat Linux

Has anyone sucessfully installed RedHat Linux
4 or 5 on the 6510b notebook.


I have tried to install both 4.4 and 5.0.

Each installed fine but neither the graphics
nor the wireless(itel 4965ABG) works.

I have tried compiling the xorg graphics driver
as described in
intellinuxgraphics.org/download.html

without success.

Are there any drivers for the graphics and
wireless for Redhat on the 6510b ?

Thanks for any help

Rochelle Lauer
Yale University Physics
4 REPLIES
Court Campbell
Honored Contributor

Re: 6510b notebook and RedHat Linux

Are you tied to installing rhel 4 or 5? If not you might try another distro like ubunyu or knoppix. They usually seem to work better out of the box. I am personally a red hat fan myself, but installing one of those distros may save you some time.
"The difference between me and you? I will read the man page." and "Respect the hat." and "You could just do a search on ITRC, you don't need to start a thread on a topic that's been answered 100 times already." Oh, and "What. no points???"
rochelle lauer
Occasional Contributor

Re: 6510b notebook and RedHat Linux

Hi
Thanks for the response

Yes I am tied to a RedHat (compatible)
distribution.
--rochelle
Arnd Kohlen
Advisor

Re: 6510b notebook and RedHat Linux

Knoppix is a good idea. Just give it a try, even if it's only to see if your graphics card works for linux.

You'll also find out which kernel version you need for a working driver. And you can then copy the xorg.conf to your redhat installation.

Regards,
Arnd
Court Campbell
Honored Contributor

Re: 6510b notebook and RedHat Linux

> Yes I am tied to a RedHat (compatible)

I would be a liar if I said that Red Hat didn't have a certain way of doing things, but Linux is Linux regardless of the distro name.
"The difference between me and you? I will read the man page." and "Respect the hat." and "You could just do a search on ITRC, you don't need to start a thread on a topic that's been answered 100 times already." Oh, and "What. no points???"