Michael Sharpe wrote:
> I cant remember in detail how i got the vesa up and running but i know
> the ubuntu community was the way forward.
I suspect it's been long enough for the docs and discussions to have
fallen to the bottom of the retrievable heap.
> And I assume you tried doing dhclient eth0 for the net i/f??
> If you know what the mask and range are perhaps you could just try an
> unused ip or one thats outside the range of the dhcp server if for
> example its only serving up 1-100 addresses??
It's my own network, so that would be easy if I could get the system to
talk down the eth0 piece of wet string. dhclient just quits right back
to the prompt.
> Oddly I left Fedora for pretty much the same RPM hell, even with yum.
I have some RHEL servers at work running yum. They're OK, but the moment
you want some utility that RH say ought not to be on a server, you're
> Apparently there are always issues with distro u/g no matter the flavour
> and if your going back more than one release it is pushing it a
> little :-)
This particular one need never have arisen if they'd bothered to test
it. Geforce4 cards are pretty common...
> So if your going to blank it why not just try the new ubuntu anyway from
> a fresh install.
Already tried. 9.04 has the same problem: no driver, no dice. Hangs hard
immediately the login page comes up.
> Worse comes to worse your going to be putting Fedora on anyway, right??
I'll avoid that like the plague until I decide Ubuntu won't run at all.
I can live with booting F11 from the CD until then, and ssh'ing to
another machine to do work.
Thanks for all your help.
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