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Old 11-13-2004, 06:03 AM   #1
lhesteves
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newly installed RH9 not working


Good day!

I'm a newbie. I tried installing RH9 and I tried doing graphical install but it didn't work. So I tried using the text mode and i got it installed.

The problem is, after I choose Red Hat from the boot loader, my computer halts, I can't see anything, just like when I choose the graphic installation (nothing appears on my screen). What should I do?

Thanks!
 
Old 11-13-2004, 09:06 AM   #2
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It sounds like Redhat doesn't like your graphics card!

To confirm this, at the boot loader type:

init 3

This will boot Linux but leave it in run mode 3 which is at a point prior to entering Graphical mode

You should be able to log in, and from there you can try to configure the graphics card. (not the easiest of things to do as a newbie).

If you need any help, we will need to know the make and model of your graphics card, and possibly the make and model of your motherboard.

Good luck.
 
Old 11-14-2004, 02:58 AM   #3
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thanks for the reply! well, i willl try that...

actually my graphics card is an Asus V9520 GeForce FX 5200 and my motherboard is ECS P4VXASD2+

i'll try to do what you said!

thanks i appreciate it!
 
Old 11-14-2004, 03:13 AM   #4
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i really need your help, if you need additional info on my card and board here it is...

Video Card: ASUS V9520 Magic (GeForce Fx5200, 128MB)
Motherboard: P4VXASD2+

thanks! i highly appreciate what you are doing!
 
Old 11-15-2004, 09:10 AM   #5
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Check out the following link:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=251334

It looks as though your graphics card will work with Mandrake 10 (although if you want to run 3D games, you may have further work ahead of you!)

Redhat do have a tendancy to be a bit behind with thier Hardware drivers, whereas Mandrake tend to be bang upto date.

If you want to try setting it up manually, you need to edit the following file

/etc/X11/XF86Config

This is a text file and can be edited by vi or any other text editor available from a standard shell.

** Before using vi familiarise youself with the editor, check out the following link **
http://unixhelp.ed.ac.uk/vi/

I have a generic NVIDIA driver running under Redhat 9.0, below is the contents of my XF86Config file:

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier	"Default Layout"
	Screen	0	"Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice	"Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice	"Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
	InputDevice	"DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"
EndSection

Section "Files"
	RgbPath	"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
	FontPath	"unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load "dbe"
	Load "extmod"
	Load "fbdevhw"
	Load "glx"
	Load "record"
	Load "freetype"
	Load "type1"
	Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Keyboard0"
	Driver	"keyboard"
	Option	"XkbRules" "xfree86"
	Option	"XkbModel" "pc105"
	Option	"XkbLayout" "gb"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Mouse0"
	Driver	"mouse"
	Option	"Protocol" "IMPS/2"
	Option	"Device" "/dev/psaux"
	Option	"ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
	Option	"Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Monitor0"
	VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName	"Samsung SyncMaster 570B TFT/580B TFT"
	DisplaySize	300	230
	HorizSync	30.0 - 61.0
	VertRefresh	50.0 - 75.0
	Option	"dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier	"Videocard0"
	Driver	"nv"
	VendorName	"Videocard vendor"
	BoardName	"NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)"
	VideoRam	131072
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Screen0"
	Device	"Videocard0"
	Monitor	"Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection	"Display"
		Depth	24
		Modes	"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
	Group	0
	Mode	0666
EndSection
Obviously there will be some differences between my machine and yours.

I have a Flat Panel TFT monitor, and a UK keyboard. However you should be able to get the information from your XF86Config file (keep a copy):

cp -p /etc/X11/XF86Config /etc/X11/XF86Config.orig

It is important not to set the refresh rate to high as you could damage your monitor! Check the label on the back of your monitor for information!

P.S. - You will need to log in as root to make these changes.

Once you have edited your config file run:

startx

to try it out.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 09:25 AM   #6
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Redhat 9 is much older than Mandrake 10, so it's a bit of an unfair comparison. The new Fedora releases should be able to work fine with your video card.
 
Old 11-16-2004, 10:37 PM   #7
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wow thanks! you guys have been very helpful!

i appreciate it a lot!

thanks! i'll be doing the things you said!

thanks!!!!
 
  


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