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Old 12-07-2003, 02:37 AM   #1
bytch
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Cant Install RedHat 9


Hi, wondering if I can get alittle help here, im trying to install the latest version of RedHat 9 on my machine. It loads up, and I hit enter to install, then it goes on and loads stuff up.. then after it does the Anaconda loader, my screen goes black.. like the monitor kicks itself off. Please can I get some help if anyone has any? Thanks

Specs:
ASUS A7N8X Deluxe
AMD AthlonXP Barton 3000+
1024mb DDR PC2700 RAM
GeForce FX 5200
 
Old 12-07-2003, 02:45 AM   #2
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Try to install it using the command:

linux resolution=1024x768

or use any known resolution that worked with your monitor before.

Last edited by tiger3; 12-07-2003 at 02:47 AM.
 
Old 12-07-2003, 10:11 AM   #3
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Okay, so instead of hitting just enter, I type in that and hit enter, correct?
 
Old 12-07-2003, 11:23 AM   #4
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bytch
Read up a little on installing using the text mode rather than the graphical. Your video card might not be detected and you may have to use text to manually configure for the card and graphics.
Good Luck!
 
Old 12-07-2003, 11:35 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by bytch
Okay, so instead of hitting just enter, I type in that and hit enter, correct?
yes
 
Old 12-07-2003, 12:59 PM   #6
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you definitively have to user text mode instead of graphical mode. i had a similar problem
 
Old 12-07-2003, 08:04 PM   #7
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Okay I got it installed, had to switch out motherboards from an older comp, now I just need to change the resolution, it stays at 800x600. Ive tried changing it in X, and before I start X, in the XF86Config file. If anyone can help with this too, that would be great.. Thanks
 
Old 12-08-2003, 02:48 AM   #8
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is your graphics card based in nVidia chipset?
 
Old 12-08-2003, 12:09 PM   #9
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Umm, im sure it is, i got the NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
 
Old 12-08-2003, 01:17 PM   #10
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LOL i do too =P. so i'll tell you exactly what should you do. download this file:

http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/L...-4496-pkg2.run

place it lets say in /root directory. now enter /root (well you have to do all as root of course) and type:

# sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run

it will install a module nvidia, which is required by "our" card to work properly. now edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config file and apply following changes:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)"
EndSection

nVidia recommends to remove "dri" module from Modules section, but i haven't done so, and my card works perfectly. the most important thing is to change Driver "nv" to Driver "nvidia", rest is done to make it look nice. and one last thing. it is very important that if you decide to make backup file lets say /root/XF86Config it is most likely, that X Server will try to run from that file. that will cause your monitor turn black. if you really want to make backup file call it in any different way than XF86Config. well it worked in my case. it should do in yours to. let me know if it does.
 
  


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