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Old 12-31-2001
installation on a laptop!!!!! HELP!!!!!!


I am tring to install solaris 8 on my laptop. i completely installed it and when the screen pops up it all grey and ugly... Man.. i am having this problem for days... i went to xfree86 site and download some univerisal drivers and that didn't work.. Man i need your guys help this is a pain..... If anyone have any clue about installing solaris 8 (intel) please post... And the one that monitor this site.... Please help i know your a guru... by the way my laptop is asus l8400 with ati radeon mobilty video card... thanks in advance and have a happy new year... !!!!!!!!!!
# 2  
Old 01-02-2002
What is the chipset used by your video card?
# 3  
Old 01-17-2002

I have come across this problem when I tried to install Solaris on a PC. It looks as though your graphics card is not fully supported by Solaris.

On my PC I could change the graphics car. I don't know what you are going to do.Smilie
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Old 01-17-2002
You will probably be better off running a different flavor of UNIX. SUN is not going to be supporting the INTEL chip because of cut-backs. Besides, the support of video has always been lousy for Solaris x86 (Don't get me wrong...I'm a Solaris Admin).

I've heard that Linux has better support for the laptop.
# 5  
Old 01-17-2002
I had the same sort of problem while installing Solaris on my Intel Laptop. I had to try many different drivers and hope for the good one. So it looks like trial-and-error. And many error Smilie
# 6  
Old 01-18-2002
I would go buy a version of either RedHat or Mandrake at yor local bookstore.

They are only $30 or so. They load great on a laptop. Very easy to install.

Incidentally, I had an old distribution of Solaris that loaded fine on my Dell Latitude 500 MHZ.
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Old 01-18-2002
Bug it works... yeppy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i downloading the port driver kit found at after installation i made a stupid mistake since my laptop is 14inch screen. so i selected 14 inch monitor that the reason why it wasn't working correctly. when i ran a kdmconfig and select xfree86 and my video cardi select 10 inch and it worksssssssss........ if you have any problems with installing on your guys laptop feel free to post and i can help, it not hard, dum mistake will get you thinking... okay.. guys thanks for everything
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