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Old 07-04-2004, 01:01 PM   #1
slawdawg
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Angry install crashes shen selecting monitor


Just to get the details outta the way

amd 1 ghz athalon
512 mg ram
2 maxtor hd's
nvidia geforce fx 5600
kds vs 19 monitor
logitec i touch keyboard
imb 3 button mouse
soundblaster audigy 2

thats pretty much the jest of it
now to the meat and potatoes

Ive finally had it up to as far as i can take it with winxp , crew microcrap and its overbloated os. So I decided to whip out an old copy of redhat 7.2 that i had sitting collecting dust from years back that i never used but one day planned to because i wanted to learn

The problem is this i go thru the entire installation and use the grub boot loader , do the default partions, everything copys over from the cds. and after installation is complete it goes to post installaion configuratioin .

It askes me to select my monitor , at wich i select my monitor from the list and it crashes and reboots and brings me to the text based command line with the login prompt. ... fine try again i say

I select generic , just to hope that maybe it was the kds drivers or something , and it crashes all the same and reboots with the login prompt

can anybody help me? Is this post install configuration required? or can i do the configuration myself after i login and startx?

I am not all stressed out about this because i know the linux community is always helpfull. thnx in advance
 
Old 07-04-2004, 01:15 PM   #2
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ok tried to install again , this time selected generic nvidida geforce and generic monitor, all installed well.

now when it boots i get dha : timeout waiting for dma or something like that
and then
drive not ready for command

but it continues to boot. is this a problem?

oh btw its still botting to the login and no gui and when i type startx it gives fatal server error: no screens found

Last edited by slawdawg; 07-04-2004 at 01:18 PM.
 
Old 07-04-2004, 01:19 PM   #3
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if you can access the command line, login as a normal user (ie: not root) and try this
Code:
[user@domain ~]$ startx > startx.out > startxErrors.out
this will issue the startx command, sending the regular output to startx.out and the error output to startxErrors.out
this winformation will most likely prove useful
also: try running xf86config, i believe redhat has their own version you must use, but i'm not quite sure what it is. you should be able to find it in the more recent threads on this forum
hope this helps - good luck and penguin speed!
 
Old 07-04-2004, 01:32 PM   #4
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hey thanks for the quick reply and i did what you suggested with no avail...
after the startx with the outputs i used pico to look at the startxError.out file and it was empty ... same with the startx.out file

I did run the X86config and it ran and i followed all of the steps and ran startx again afterwards , same problem

maybe beacuse im running a geforce fx 5600, wich isnt in the drivers list that came with 7.2 (probably cuz its older than the card) . So , how would i go about installing the linux drivers for a geforce fx 5600 ? unless you dont think this is the problem... thnx
 
Old 07-04-2004, 01:51 PM   #5
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after looking at the log i found it said error nvidia chipset not found so it has to be the driver . the problem now is ... this laptop doesnt have a cd burner, and the driver is 7 megs . how do i get it onto the other computer (the linux one)? ive got the cd that came with the card, so it has the drivers on it , but i dont know how to acess the cd drive on the linux pc in order to use the drivers. how do i do this?

Last edited by slawdawg; 07-04-2004 at 02:05 PM.
 
Old 07-04-2004, 02:16 PM   #6
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so i mounted the cdrom and finally figured out how to access it but it only has windows shit on it. any help is very welcome as i am about to pull my hair out.
 
  


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