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Motherboard Micro-ATX Florida-TG w/celeron @400 mhz 192mg ram running fedora linux (new kernel) from a emachine 400id
(dont laugh-it's paid for)

Hey guys, I have tried two seperate graphics cards, an old geforce mx4000 64mg and a newer radeon 7000 64mg
card with this motherboard. Now I know for sure a few years back I had a similar card running fine under windows 98
second edition.
When the newer card is installed, cannot configure x to start period, if the monitor doesnt simply blank out after bios splash screen.
The furthest I can get is a command prompt, and Bios is also innacessable, if I try, the screen for sure blanks out.
The older card worked, up and running, bios accessable, but the system freezes randomly at anytime.
One thing to note, is with the older card, when I tried to use the specific monitor (a real relic- CTX model 1451c), then the screen is irreparably off center, so I used standard crt drivers.
I've jerked around with everything I can think of, disabling/enabling onboard agp via jumper, so basically what I'm asking is, does any
one based on this info and experience have a good idea what the deal is? I'm finished poking around with this old thing otherwise, it's about to become a router.
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