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OK I am brand new I haven't a clue about anything. I installed Mandrake 9.2 then rebooted. I'm coming up with this [name@localhostname]$ and of course the cursor what does it want please? I tried my name no such command it said I tried startx wow what errors
SECOND QUESTION I didn't mean to install this boot loader I'm going to boot it from a cdrom so how do I get rid of this bootmanager please. I'm on an amd 2.8 Radeon 9600 pro with 40 gig hd and 1500mg ram when i typed startx it was a radeon error with no screens found
Ok all I can do is wait did this not go in right? I really got to get rid of this boot manager also.
X gui problem -
find out the refresh rates of your monitor via google.
as root at the prompt type:
follow the on screen directions, they aren't really difficult if you read thouroughly. If in doubt about anything, try the default option. (there may be another tool in mandrake, i'm not familiar with it)
then retry startx
boot manager problem
Why uninstall it? How do you plan on starting up Linux when you remove it? If you installed to the MBR I don't recommend uninstalling.
from settings it says 85hz
I can't log in I worked for days trying to get ready for everything would go smoothly and it won't even log in and omg i have no clue This was default as I didn't set it Is this maybe too high for mandrake?
to make sure what ur vert refresh rate might be, and since you have windows on the same machine, just boot into windows, check under "control panel" for your hardware settings (monitor settings?). your vert refresh rate will be mentioned there, and thats what you should be using. now, if it does say 85, could you post what "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4" reads? maybe theres something there we can figure out?
along with that, post the file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log". this is where your errors from X are dumped.
i finally got the xf86config to run first off my video card is not in the list so i chose generic radeon there is a linux driver on ati site...then i ran into problem of memory wasn't sure i have 128mb ram i assumed this was multipled by 1k well i guessed on some but then at end i get this "failed to open filename for writing" and I haven't a clue how to copy the error messages to I just write them on paper and type up here or is there an easier way?
nothings ever stupid at all.
where/what machine are you posting all these from? you cant startx, so im assuming you're posting from your windows partition?
if youre flippin back n forth betwn windows, and linux, you can save the files on a floppy, and then open using notepad or whatever on windows to post ... ?
0. startx (to build the error log under /var/log so you can do 7)
1. get floppy, insert into drive.
2. change to root by doing "su", and then entering password.
3. enter "ls /".
4. if you see 'floppy", then goto 5.
if you dont see "floppy", enter "cd /" followed by "mkdir floppy"
5. enter "mount /dev/fd0 /floppy"
6. enter "cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /floppy"
7. enter "cp /var/log/XFree86.0.log /floppy"
8. enter "ls /floppy" - and you should see the 2 files there.
9. enter "umount /floppy"
10. grind teeth, get back on windows, post.
ok problem is the messages...the text...flies by does a lot of [ok] then comes to screeching halt unable to read anything i logged in as root typed help and then i needed help, remembered the old shutdown -r now command and it worked but alas it doesnt get those error reports I'm guessing ..ok so im dreading, but i assume there is a command to produce those error reports? makes me wish i had study computers instead of putting some wet pigments, linseed oil and turpentine on a canvas
this is sad this is almost fun and i haven't even logged in yet! is this warped or what! oh the cat/var...gives error of no such file or directory i will assume as that should be run from startx
startx will not start, the reason its screams is as follows:
Using vt7 config-4
(ww) Radeon: No matching device section for instance (Bus ID Pci :2:0:1)
EE no device detected
Fatal server error: no screen found
its not a pci its ati radeon 9600pro agp
lol why do i think it doesn't mean that at all
on ati's site there is a driver for this mean thing would it be possible to mount that driver without x? if so how? i have never mounted anything as of yet (wonder why lol!) i have only read so I have no experience here. however doesn't it need more than a driver if it can't even find the hardware? I can do the config but then still get errors lol
How do we get it believe I have a video card not too shabby of one even!
i keep wondering is it the monitor also? but i do keep seeing radeon error ???