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I am a complete newbie to linux. I installed it on my laptop, a Dell Latitude C600. Whenever it loads, I get a message from Xfree86 saying that no screens were found, after the screen blinks a few times. It says my horizontal and vertical sync are 0. During the install it couldn't probe to find my monitor. I've got an ATI Mobility M3 video card. I'm trying to use RH9. I have 0 experience with linux, so please be kind.
Login as root through one of the terminals (Ctrl-Alt-F1) at the prompt type redhat-config-xfree86 which will help you to configure your X again. Try a diffrent monitor type or option that says genric and try using some of those. Also in the begining try to set your resolution a little lower and work your way up.