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Old 06-08-2003, 01:55 PM   #1
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Installed RH 9 and No Display, Please Help!


I just installed Red Hat 9 on my laptop, Sony PCG FX370. When It asked for monitor type, the default was an Unprobed Monitor so I left it at that. The graphics card is an Intel 82815 Graphics Controller. I didnt find any options on that type. I left it at a default it picked of some geniric 64. Now when it boots up it is a black screen with wierd pixslation at the top right conner along with a mouse pointer. Is there a way to correct this cuz I installed it with the graphical interface and I was able to see that perfectly. Thanks

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Old 06-08-2003, 04:59 PM   #2
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I had a similar problem very recently installing Linux for the first time. I had no display for the first couple of days. The Xconfigurator and xf86config tools were not getting me through it. I had to manually edit the XF86Config-4 file in /etc/X11 using my monitor's user manual and the emacs editor.
 
Old 06-08-2003, 05:20 PM   #3
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run xf86config again and choose VESA as your driver and see if that gets you a display.
 
Old 06-08-2003, 06:29 PM   #4
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Im totally new to this. How do I get to this xf86config? Thanks
 
Old 06-08-2003, 07:31 PM   #5
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If you at least have a command prompt, then you can just type xf86config at the prompt. Capitalization makes a difference, so keep it all lowercase. Then it will prompt you with a series of choices.
 
Old 06-08-2003, 07:53 PM   #6
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I cant get to the command prompt. It goes through the boot seqence and trys to boot up in the grapical interface but its all black with the messed up pixels.
 
Old 06-08-2003, 08:18 PM   #7
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Ouch. Maybe during the boot (does it have "Press 'I' for interactive" like on my Red Hat 7.2?) you can somehow tell it not to load the GUI, so you can at least keep the text display and have command line access. Otherwise, maybe reinstall and choose different options? But I'm new to Linux myself.
 
Old 06-08-2003, 08:31 PM   #8
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I see this option but when I try to press shift I, it still goes through with the checking (ok) sequence. Im I doing something wrong?
 
Old 06-08-2003, 08:48 PM   #9
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Hey, I just remembered:

After it's booted and you have the blank screen, press Ctrl - Alt - F1 (three-key combination). This should give you a text-display command line. It works on F2 through F6 also, so you can have six different shells to lose track of. Ctrl - Alt - F7 should show, or try to show, the graphical display.
 
Old 06-08-2003, 10:28 PM   #10
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Thanks man I finally got the graphics changed with what you said to do. Im running RH 9 in Virtual PC and it works great. Thanks again.
 
Old 06-08-2003, 10:32 PM   #11
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You're welcome. I'm glad to hear that.
 
  


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