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Old 07-12-2004, 02:24 AM   #1
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Red Hat 7.1 eth0 hangs during boot


I just installed Red Hat 7.1 on my computer and when it boots it hangs,and I can't get passed the "bringing up eth0:" line or whatever it says. If I go into interactive setup I can skip past that and once it finishes it gives me a text login even though I specified graphical in the installation. Then when I login I don't know how to get to the GUI...PLEASE HELP! ! !

also...I chose KDE instead of GNOME during install.
 
Old 07-12-2004, 02:34 AM   #2
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Tried logging in at the text prompt, then typing startx to start the gui? Then you'd have a choice of either using the gui tools to see what's up with your eth0 (does 7.1 have a redhat-config-network tool?) Or getting someone to walk you through troubleshooting it from the command line.
 
Old 07-12-2004, 06:35 AM   #3
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Do you actually have an ethernet card?
 
Old 07-12-2004, 09:43 AM   #4
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I had this problem with Mandrake. I think it had opted to automatically assign an IP address but no DHCP server was configured so it just hung for ages. I fixed this by setting it to use a preset IP address rather than searching for one.
 
Old 07-12-2004, 10:31 AM   #5
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I've tried startx but it gives me errors(i will try again and repost the exact errors) and will not start. I do have an ethernet card but I don't use it I have dialup right now and no network.

"I fixed this by setting it to use a preset IP address rather than searching for one."

How do I do this?
 
Old 07-12-2004, 10:34 AM   #6
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I should also mention this is a dual boot with XP.
( I can't believe I left that out.)
 
Old 07-12-2004, 10:59 AM   #7
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Ok...here is the error that comes up when I try "startx".
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(EE) VGA(0): driver cant support depth 24
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
the full server output, not just the last messagees.
This can be found in the log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log".
Please report problems to xfree860@xfree86.org.

XIO: fatal error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Old 07-12-2004, 03:00 PM   #8
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Could it be because the resolution is set to 24 bit true color?

How do you change that in the text interface?
 
Old 07-12-2004, 06:57 PM   #9
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Can anyone help me with this?
 
Old 07-12-2004, 07:28 PM   #10
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goto /etc/X11
you should see a xf86config file
edit the xf86config file
..goto a section in xf86config that looks like this
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection
------------------------------------------------------------------------
and change "DefaultDepth 24" to "DefaultDepth 16"
also change "Depth 24" to "Depth 16"

try restarting x by typing startx. if that gives error change 16 to 8
 
  


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