From: Paul Jakma (paul at domain clubi.ie)
Date: Tue 06 Apr 1999 - 02:03:03 IST
On Thu, 1 Apr 1999, Mark O'Herlihy wrote:
Sean McGrath wrote:
> I'll probably go with gateway, they're cheaper and dont have integrated
> graphics cards or nics, like dell.
Yes they do, well graphics cards anyway. I was installing NT on a new
machine yesterday. In it goes no problem. OK graphics drivers. Hmm. I
wonder what it is. Look though docs that came with the machine. Nothing.
Look though bios. Nothing. Open machine look at motherboard. Find
grpahics chip with great big heatsink glued on top. No good. I finally
had to go to there web site ordering system to track down that it was a
Nvidia Riva chipset. Very annoying that.
installing NT?? you unwashed heathen! :)
solution: boot from linux bootdisk and utility floppy, then,
strings /proc/kcore | grep VGA
strings /proc/kcore | grep BIOS
should give some clues.
(opening machines... jeez, thought computer nerds'd be a bit
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