I just installed linux redhat 9.0 and was having a great time learning as much as I could. After installation I installed gaim(newest version as well as any libraries needed to run it), the newest wine(for a text editor i use), and xfree86 (newest version so i could install the newest driver for my ati radeon 9700 pro)...
Everything was going great until I tried to reboot my system... I got the fresh configuration for redhat screen where I was supposed to remake user accounts and so on. I went through that and tried to log on but got another screen asking me options for log on (default/fail-safe or cancel were the only options)...
Whenever i try to log on with default/fail safe my computer just sits there like a 1500 dollar paperweight... I really have no clue how to play around with the kernel or boot up commands and have no clue why this is happening...
I was wondering if anyone could help me out or if i should just format and reinstall and be a little more gentle next time? If reinstall is the best option, is there a better distro i should use? Or is redhat probably the best for people that are as clueless as me?
I appreciate any help,
msi 648 mainboard
256mB ddr266 (micron)
2 x 40 gB maxtor ata133 7200 rpm hd's
ati radeon 9700 pro
logitec mouse and keyboard
creative labs 5.1 soundblaster
hauppauge tv card (pci)