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Old 08-24-2004, 04:11 PM   #1
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New installation of Redhat - Display problem


Arrgghhhhh! I dont believe this. I just installed Redhat 9 and there's a cock up! Arghhh. So annoying.

Basically there is a problem with the display and the graphical login is not loading. When i select Redhat from Grub the screen blanks out. I have to hold and press ctrl+alt+back space continously until the shell login appears and even then it will blank out. After 10 or so attempts the screen will appear and i can enter login detail through the shell. I then type startx and it blanks out again! Arghhhhhhh. I really dont know what to do. Im thinking i should try out Suse 9.0 (previously i had 9.1). Mandrake will just take to long to download.

Any advice on how i can resolve the display issue without re-attempting installing of Redhat?

Im installing on Toshiba Laptop - dual booting with xp.

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Old 08-24-2004, 04:17 PM   #2
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U can Try "XFree86 -configure" at the text console.a new file will be created in ur home directory.move it to X11 directory after removing its extension.if worked plz inform me
 
Old 08-24-2004, 05:04 PM   #3
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I dont know how to do what you have suggested. I am a newbie with a shell interface at my disposable! Not the best of combinations!

I believe i may have selected the wrong display settings during setup installation... although at the time they seemed correct settings. Is there anyway of changing the settings?

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Old 08-24-2004, 05:18 PM   #4
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U can also Try "Redhat-configure-display" at the command prompt.

About my early answer

become the root
1,type "XFree86 -configure" at the command prompt
2,A file called Xfree86.conf or something will appear in ur home directory
3,move that file to /etc/X11 directory after removing the *.conf extension using "mv"
restart the xserver.


any of these two will solve ur problem

(i dont remember the actual file names as i dont have access of linux for a long time)


also as said earlier plz inform me if worked
 
Old 08-24-2004, 10:30 PM   #5
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Unfortunately the method you mentioned did not work.

Redhat gave me some blank dialog boxes to which i just clicked okay, which in effect sorted out the display problem temporarily.

I was forced to install suse 9.0 pro only to find out similar issues lay with Suse too.

Finally, back to Suse 9.1 pro. And thats got issue's too.

Argh.

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