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Old 09-13-2012, 06:33 AM   #1
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Error While booting RHEL 5


Error : Unable to query Synaptic hardware..

Is there any solution to solve this problem????
I have lenovo Laptop G580, I installed RHEL 5 server on my laptop, it successfully installed, but unable to start Graphical mode... Please Help me out
 
Old 09-13-2012, 06:43 AM   #2
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EL5 really isn't designed to run on Laptops, I'd very strongly suggest you use a non-enterprise distribution.
 
Old 09-13-2012, 07:25 AM   #3
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I don't understand why RHEL would not work on a laptop---I had such a setup on my work computer many years ago. (The company supported it)

This aside---kazi; Why RHEL server? Does the server version even include the stuff for graphical mode? If not, you might have to might have to download it. Are you subscribed/registered with the Red Hat Network?
 
Old 09-13-2012, 07:29 AM   #4
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Well from my perspective it's not that it won't work, it's that it's not as easy and automated as ubuntu or fedora would be.
 
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:38 AM   #5
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Well from my perspective it's not that it won't work, it's that it's not as easy and automated as ubuntu or fedora would be.
Concur!!

Confession: I never liked anything Red Hat, and was always too lazy to get up on the curve.
Good news: my company supported Linux
Bad news: only Red Hat
Good news: they **tolerated** me installing and using other distros---and provided "best efforts" support
Bad news: I retired and now I'm on my own.....except of course I have the support of this excellent forum.....
 
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:35 PM   #6
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lets see
a "lenovo Laptop G580" new with usb3
RHEL5 -- came out in 2007

there is just a bit of an issue with NEW hardware
as in there is NO support for it .

rhel can "mostly" run on ? most? laptops mostly ??? ok ???
BUT there are normal issues like NO SUPPORT for most of the hardware on a laptop


opensuse 12 might be a better choice
or a less BLOATED distro like XFCE Linux Mint
 
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:17 PM   #7
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If you want RHEL on a modern laptop, at least get the latest RHEL6.3 or the Centos (free) rebuild; you'll stand a better chance.
 
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:41 AM   #8
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thanx chris.....

but now what should I do to install RHEL 5 on my laptop?

Actually I want to install Oracle 11g database on my lenovo laptop, on any Linux flavor. so please suggest me best Linux flavor that will smoothly run Oracle 11g database....
 
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if you are going to install Oracle's database
you might want to buy it

also Oracle rebuilds red hat to EXPLICITLY run there database very fast
Oracle customizes it and repackages it as " Oracle unbreakable linux "
also NOT FREE

so if you NEED to run "11g database" i would BUY " Oracle unbreakable linux 6.3 "( and NOT the 6 year old 5) and then buy the 11 g database

but ASK Oracle FIRST if your hardware is supported

most SERVER operating systems do not do well on a laptop
 
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but now what should I do to install RHEL 5 on my laptop?
Didn't someone just say not to do that???---Also, how about my earlier question on why you were using RHEL server?
 
Old 09-14-2012, 11:03 AM   #11
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can anybody tell me how to solve this error "Unable to query Synaptic hardware" ...
The error occurs while booting RHEL_5 i386.... Please suggest me something.....
 
Old 09-14-2012, 11:58 AM   #12
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can anybody tell me how to solve this error "Unable to query Synaptic hardware" ...
The error occurs while booting RHEL_5 i386.... Please suggest me something.....
We did suggest you something...use a CURRENT version (NOT RHEL5), or use a different distro (like CentOS), but you ignored this advice several times. Using CentOS is recommended if you're not going to PAY FOR RHEL. And again, RHEL/CentOS are NOT designed for laptops. You can run Oracle on pretty much any distro, but if you insist on using RHEL, then pay for support.

Oracle also have their 'own' Linux distro, but AGAIN, you will need to pay for it, as you will Oracle 11g. Also, your laptop is a 64bit system, so why are you installing a 32bit OS?

Finally, did you bother to check Lenovo's website?? Amazingly, they have a Linux driver for the touchpad for Linux (and it's RHEL6, not 5, since AGAIN, 5 is a bit old):
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/rese...DocID=HT073547
 
Old 09-23-2012, 07:13 PM   #13
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If you don't need support, Oracle Linux including the Unbreakable Entreprise Kernel and patches, are free to download, use and redistribute since March 22.

If your intended use match the OTN license, the Oracle 11g database is also downloadable for free.
 
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