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  1. Linux Manual
  2. Installation & Internet
  3. About the Author
  4. Content
  5. Installation
  6. Choosing a Linux Distribution
  7. Partition types
  8. Fdisk
  9. Understanding Mount Point /mnt
  10. Linux File Structure
  11. Creating a boot disk
  12. Welcome to Linux Installation
  13. Installation mode
  14. Partitioning
  15. Creating partitions with Druid
  16. Creating partitions manually
  17. Formatting Partitions
  18. Individual packages selection
  19. The root account
  20. Network configuration
  21. The time zone
  22. Configuring Services
  23. Configuring X
  24. Installing Mandrake 9.1 & 9.2
  25. Installation Class
  26. The Drake X Partitioning
  27. Package Selection
  28. Configuring X
  29. The Internet
  30. Creating a new user
  31. Getting online
  32. Configuring the connection (Dial UP)
  33. High Speed Internet
  34. DSL Modems and Cable modems
  35. Connecting DSL as DHCP
  36. Setting up a Plain Cable Modem (DOCSIS)
  37. Connecting an ISDN
  38. Using Routers
  39. Login Protocols
  40. PPPoE
  41. WAN IP Address
  42. Commercial Configuration
  43. Troubleshooting

Configuring X

It is configured by detecting the proper Video card. The X server most likely will detect the correct video card, but you should verify this by having all the specs of the system on hand.

  • If the detection is correct click next
  • Choose XFree 4.3
  • Click next

Once the X server is configured the next screen will present the resolution for your monitor, use the drop down arrow to select a higher resolution such as 800x 600 or 1024x768.

Fig. 1.51
Fig. 1.51 Set your resolution here

If the video interface was detected previously, then you should see a summary, as shown on figure 1.52 This indicate that your system is properly configured and shouldn't have any problem loading the graphical interface. To prove it, you should test it

Fig. 1.52
Fig. 1.52
  • Click OK
  • Do you want to test the configuration?
  • Select yes
  • Click next

If your resolution is appropriate click yes. It may bring you back to the summary screen. In case that you need to reconfigure any of these settings, just click on any of the buttons and it will take you to the respective configuration panel.

  • If everything is correct, click next

A question pops up, suggesting setup the computer to automatically start the graphical interface up on booting, would you like that option?

  • Select No
  • Click next

You are back to the global configuration panel, at this point you shouldn't see any red [highlighted] that says not configured, and if that is the case everything is now configured

  • Click next

The update option

This option will try to download updates from the Internet at this point your connection is not ready.

Fig. 1.53
Fig. 1.53
  • Select No
  • Click next


The last screen presents two other important options:

Fig. 1.54
Fig. 1.54
  • Advanced and Reboot

The advanced button: This option could be used to create an auto install floppy with the entire previous configuration and use it on a similar system

  • Click on reboot

You can now remove the CD for the system to restart normally. You should get a login prompt.

Congratulations you have successfully installed your Mandrake Linux