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Old 10-01-2002, 07:39 AM   #1
Nubell
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Red face Problems with booting up Red Hat 7.3 - Help


I am a newbie at this, someone please help.

When I try to boot my linux I can start my linux kernel
> > Linux 7.3 (Valhalla) Kernel 2.4.18-3 on a i686.
> > Then I get the message localhost login:
> > I type: 'root' and I can give commands.
> > I type: 'startx' to start X (gnome)
> > X doesn't start I get this error when I type that message:
> >
> > Build operating system: Linux 2.4.17-0.13smp i686 [ELF]
> > Build host: daffy.perf.redhat.com
> >
> > Module loader present
> > ~etc. etc.~
> > Parse error on line 242 of section InputDevice in file
/etc/X11/XF86Config "Device" is not a valid keyword in this section.
> > (EE) Problem parsing the config file
> > (EE) Error from xf86HandleConfigFile()
> >
> > Fatal server error:
> > no screens found
> >
> > XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
 
Old 10-01-2002, 08:35 AM   #2
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You need to configure X. The current configuration is broken. Run
Xconfigurator
and answer its questions. If needed, enter values (especially those for your monitor) from the manual.
If you don't understand any option (or you're in doubt) feel free to post here.
 
Old 10-01-2002, 08:42 AM   #3
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posting your video card make and model would also help.
 
Old 10-01-2002, 09:57 AM   #4
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well i'm having a similar problem!
i have P 200 MMX with 64 Mb Ram and S3 Trio64V2 card
and Xconigurator didn't work fine (don't know why), but i manually conigured XF86Config and entered folowing info:

Quote:
Section "Device"
Identifier "S3 Trio64V2"
Chipset "S3"
Driver "s3_drv.o"
but now all the time i get error message:

(EE) No devices detected

Fatal server error:
no screens found

i'm a total newbie so pls help!
 
Old 10-01-2002, 10:07 AM   #5
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and btw i just installed RH 7.3 too
 
Old 10-01-2002, 11:15 AM   #6
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Angry Thank you

Mara and Born4linux..thank you...but I need your total help on this.
How do I go about configuring X .
I am a NEWBIE (in the literal sense)!

Do you know of a website that gives the command s to do this?
Or if you don't mind can you list out what I have to do?

Thank you so much.
 
Old 10-01-2002, 03:27 PM   #7
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Batser, is your card listen when you run
cat /proc/pci
?
Nubell, do you have Midnight Commander (command: mc) installed? If not, insert the first installation cd, mount it:
mount /mnt/cdrom
then install the package
rpm -i /mnt/cdrom/RedHa<tab>/RPM<tab>/mc-<tab><enter>
in places when there's <tab> just press <tab> key (no enter, no space, just <tab>).After you press <tab> there should be next part of filename added.
Run mc (if you have experience with DOS, mc will look familiar, like Norton Commander). Move to /etc/X11 directory. Open second part of the screen (F9, Right-> Listing mode->Full file list), move to /root. Then copy XF86COnfig-4 file from /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 to /root. Now you have a copy of your old config, so you can make experiments. In case of problems, you can always copy the old config back.
Now run Xconfigurator (Or it may ba XConfigurator, case matters).
I don't know a link to a description of this program. It's not very hard. It'll ask you questions about your keyboard (how many keys, which mapping), about your mouse and about your graphics card and monitor. First two parts should be easy. You know which graphics card you have, so you'll be able to answer questions about it. To answer monitor questions you need your monitor's manual. All values it'll ask you to enter are in your manual. Just find them and enter them.
If any question is unclear, just post it.
 
Old 10-01-2002, 10:41 PM   #8
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I'm having the same probelm as the first post

Quote:
> > > I type: 'startx' to start X (gnome)
> > X doesn't start I get this error when I type that message:
> >
> > Build operating system: Linux 2.4.17-0.13smp i686 [ELF]
> > Build host: daffy.perf.redhat.com
> >
> > Module loader present
> > ~etc. etc.~
> > Parse error on line 242 of section InputDevice in file
/etc/X11/XF86Config "Device" is not a valid keyword in this section.
> > (EE) Problem parsing the config file
> > (EE) Error from xf86HandleConfigFile()
> >
> > Fatal server error:
> > no screens found
> >
> > XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
I'm using the newly released RedHat 8.0 . This is my very first encouter with Linux itself. I have asked friends, they don't know. I've tryed to run the "XConfigurator". It's not there. I'm not sure about in the 7.3 install, but in the 8 it sets that up for you (well has you set it up at the time). I still get the error.


Any help would be greatly appreciated


Thanks in advance!
 
Old 10-02-2002, 11:09 AM   #9
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Park_7677, do you have the same graphic card as Nubell? It may be that RH8 has problems with properly setting it up. I'd suggest you a try with Xconfigurator to correct the settings (because they're wrong).
 
Old 10-02-2002, 04:48 PM   #10
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I have a GeForce 4 Ti 4200 video card and a Samtron 76V (17'') Monitor.

I finally got it working. I got restless and reinstalled Linux many times (think 5 times) and messed with the X settings and found a combo that works. Thanks anyways!
 
Old 10-02-2002, 09:18 PM   #11
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Mine still isn't workin!!!!

I have a Intel(r) 82815 graphics controller (onboard) and an IBM E74 monitor.

Please help!!
 
Old 10-03-2002, 04:35 PM   #12
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Have you tried to set it up as a standard SVGA? It may help.
 
Old 10-06-2002, 07:05 PM   #13
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It did not help Mara. I tried re-installing linux again..and I got these errors:

"The file /mnt/source/RedHat/RPM/xsane-0-84-2.i386.rpm cannot be opened. This is due to a missing file, a bad package, or bad media. "

Also I got:

"The file /mnt/source/RedHat/RPM/xmltex-20000118-8.noarch.rpm cannot be opened. This is due to a missing file, a bad package, or bad media. "

Do you have any suggestions? Anyone Please?!
 
Old 10-07-2002, 05:23 PM   #14
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Are you sure your cds (or other installation media) is burned (copied) correctly?
 
Old 10-08-2002, 07:33 AM   #15
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I would believe so. I got the disks from a book. I am going to try another copy though.
Thank you so much. I'll post any difficulties I have.
 
  


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