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I cannot boot into the graphical interface after installation of Red Hat Linux 9. Initial booting proceeds fine, but the monitor turns off when the system is trying to start the graphics. I can switch back to the text mode with Ctrl-Alt-F1, but then it goes back again. I had the same problem during the installation, and ended up doing installation in the text mode. The installer identified my video card and monitor correctly. Would appreciate it if somebody could offer a solution.
maybe the monitor's not compatible with the current color depth and resolution setting. when chossing a monitor on installation, try the generic ones, and test the settings. Don't proceed into the next one without getting the correct one.
most likely the monitor's not compatible with the current color depth and resolution setting. just like what happened when I first installed redhat. On installation, try the generic ones on the list first, and test the settings. Don't proceed into the next step without successfully seeing the GUI. I hope that will help, at least.
Originally posted by ave1965 Shall I run the installation over again or is there any way to modify settings in the text mode? This all may seem obvious to an expert user, but this is my first experience with Linux..
I'd suggest that you try to go into
the notebooks BIOS first, and make
sure that the display is setup to only
use the external port. RH may think
that you're trying to get the internal
screen up, and thus you might not
be getting a signal for the external
port after the text-mode bits.
Brilliant!! This has worked and I can work in the graphic interface now. Thanks very much.
Another question: I am trying to connect to the internet through a 3com pc card. It seems to be recognized by the system, but the lights on the card are off and when I am trying to go through the Internet setup wizard, it says that the network device cannot be activated. Any suggestions?