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Old 03-04-2004, 11:41 AM   #1
Optyx
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Im using lynx to post, lost in the void of my new install, no screens found?


Ok, im typing this in a green lined void, forgive me if this dosent come through properly,
I installed mandrake 9.2 and everything went smoothly (well dhcp did anyway)
everything bar xf86. startx reports the no screens found error and i knew this
was notorious but i never had this problem with my old 4mb Rage (that card always bloody worked).
Im using a Radeon 9200 (gigabyte vendor) behind a amd duron 1.6 (doubt that matters)
and using the defualt install (i did individual package selection but cliked everything)
I downloaded xfree 3 drivers from ATI but i have no idea how to install them,
after flicking around i typed in "rpm -i (name of file) and i get a msg that it conflicts
with somthing else.

Please help me along here- its 4 in the morning and i have been here for 3 hours lost
in my own computers junkyard of weirdly named files and a black void.

Im hoping i can find this post again (and im so sorry if it didnt turn properly or is all over the page).

Bare with me?
 
Old 03-04-2004, 11:47 AM   #2
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What exactly does the RPM invocation return?
 
Old 03-04-2004, 12:40 PM   #3
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Ok, im using slax now (thank god for a gui)<prolly shouldent have said that.


I got the install to work by typing in rpm -i xxxx --force
Then i went through the oodles of set up options and now when i try to startx
it saiys theres problems with multiudes of files (there all 3d files)

Apart from mandrake 9.2 and slackware 9.1 not picking my g-chip up.

If i throw on Redhat 9.1 will that work?
I have several live distro's and they all work and i was so stupid to forget them (why is it all the live distros- even with sound work fine) but all the os's wont.

what are your thoughts.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 02:22 PM   #4
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I would give SuSE a try. I have found it quite easy to use and since Redhat has hung us out to dry (they are dropping all support for their dot releases) SuSE has picked up the slack.
It sounds like a driver issue though. You should check your version of Xwindows against the driver you installed. ATI has several versions out there.
 
  


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