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Old 10-29-2003, 04:12 PM   #1
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cannot start graphical interface


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.

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Old 10-29-2003, 04:20 PM   #2
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What is the card and monitor, then? :)

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Old 10-29-2003, 08:35 PM   #3
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The video card is trident Cyber9397 in a Gateway laptop and the monitor is Sony Multiscan 200sx.
 
Old 10-29-2003, 10:28 PM   #4
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Have you tried installing without the external
monitor yet?

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Old 10-30-2003, 08:43 AM   #5
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No, the laptop monitor is broken; this was why I hooked up the external one.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 08:53 AM   #6
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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.
 
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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..
 
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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.
 
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Quote:
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.

Just an idea that seems plausible to
me ;)

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Old 10-30-2003, 11:19 PM   #10
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Tink,

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?
 
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Glad I could help with the graphics bit.

The other driver stuff, however, is quite
distro dependent, and I don't know RH
good enough to be of help, sorry. It uses
to many gimmicks and whirlygiggs for me.
(it's too winDOHsish :})

As for the lights on the card, though, that
might be an actual hardware problem, the
lights aren't driver dependent. Is the PCMCIA
card connected to a valid counterpart with
a working cable?

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