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i stumbled upon this area (for the above subject) by way of google. I notice that may people here show output from log files and stuff to help troubleshoot, but I'm a total n00b here. I wouldnt know where to start to get these things to show.
I promise I'll try not to look too dumb. I normally ask questions after i've beat the dead horse for a few hours.
Originally posted by MasterC Hello and welcome to LQ
Ok, just a few questions then to narrow this puppy down:
What distro are you using?
What video card do you use?
What are the specs (even just a model and brand) of your monitor?
What have you tried, if anything, yet?
And the log file is usually:
For X errors, which this is.
Hello MasterC, thanx for the welcome.
I'm using RedHat 9,
the video card is integrated (on board?), and windows device manager says "Intel 82810E Graphics Controller (microsoft corporation)".
monitor is 21" dell trinitron (dell D1626HT), resolution is 1152x864, high (24bit), DPI setting is normal (96 dpi).
I havent tried anything cause I dont know what to try
I dont know how to snag these outputs and all. Once i get the no screens found i end up just getting out and rebooting to windows to look for more help.
I am totally new at this (but i will start class on Monday, which is why it's so important) even tho we will be doing mostly command-line stuff i still want the whole environment to get going (id like to be totally *nix someday). So far I've put in 7 hours today and got nowhere
yes it's been a long day, actually a long nite too cause i didnt goto bed lastnite (that was spent wiping the drives and installing windows). my typing is a little slow cause my fingers wont line up with the home keys, i've gone thru a box of lil debbie snack cakes and a pack of smokes, but for some sick reason i stick with it. This is the first time i've gotten some feedback that I think may actually work (my regular forum sort of let me down and I find LQ). I'm waiting to hear back from Master and i'll do yet another reboot and try the next thing :-)
woooo hoooo!!! Now I feel so liberated!! haha. now if i can get it online. I've set the network settings similar to my windows setting (static ip) but when i bring up a page it immediately says the page cannot be found. Now i'm a little bit happier :-)
any quick suggestions?
oh, and the redhat-config-xfree86 command is what did the trick.