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Old 10-23-2003, 05:34 PM   #1
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Talking another Newbie question............


Well, I finally dual booted Red Hat 9.0 with Win2kPro.....whew....it took me a while since I was doing it by myself (trial and error,lol)

During the set up of Linux......it gave me a list of video cards and choose the one that I have. Well, I have a 128 ATI 9600. Weird part is that it had all other ATI crads listed to select from but not my card. So I decided to select the ATI 9500Pro (even though that was not right)

Everything went smoothly and now I have Red Hat/Win2kPro.

THe only problem I see is that it gives me 2 options for Linux???? One that shows Linux 6sm (something like that and the other is Lunix???? Third is WIn2K (works fine)


I opend both and each went to text mode w/o GUI. It said"ATI Radeon: No matching device section for instance (Bus ID PCI:1:0:1)f" ????


Do I need to get another video card so I can get the gui?? AND and what about the 2 Linus o/S that are showing as my options?

Any advice would be great.
 
Old 10-23-2003, 05:41 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ, and congrats on the move towards Linux!

Most commonly the "two linux options" just means that
one will be similar to Window's "SafeMode".

As for the graphics card: do a
lspci
and locate your graphics card.

Next thing to attempt would be to run
Xconfigurator (I think that's what it's
called in RH).

Or, XFree86 -configure, and then try
to start X with the generated file (it will
tell you the name nad location).

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 10-23-2003, 05:50 PM   #3
Ckret_01
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Quote:
Originally posted by Tinkster
Welcome to LQ, and congrats on the move towards Linux!
Most commonly the "two linux options" just means that
one will be similar to Window's "SafeMode".

As for the graphics card: do a
lspci
and locate your graphics card.
Next thing to attempt would be to run
Xconfigurator (I think that's what it's
called in RH).
Or, XFree86 -configure, and then try
to start X with the generated file (it will
tell you the name nad location).
Cheers,
Tink
thank U for the quick reply...I will try it
 
  


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