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Old 05-29-2003, 06:32 PM   #1
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Angry Redhat 8 troubles


I've been having some serious problems with redhat 8.

1) Something wrong with X windows. GNOME/KDE/WindowMaker all have these very annoying bands 3/4 of the way down the screen.
http://members.lycos.co.uk/coma0/scrnsht.png
http://members.lycos.co.uk/coma0/scrnsht2.png
I have installed the latest linux drivers for my video card and still no change.

2) Why does it freeze so much!? I can't leave it on for more than 3 hours before it freezes. I have plenty of harddrive space/RAM. Please don't tell me to change the distro/version.

I'm totally frustrated and will graciously accept any help that I can get. Thanks in advance

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Old 05-29-2003, 07:34 PM   #2
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Boy sounds like you have some major issues here. It definetly should NOT be freezing every 3 hours. You probably have some serious hardware issues. I noticed you have some updates available. May I ask what updates are available? Many time you just need to update to the newest software to get things working correctly especially if you are using a newer machine.

Just a thought...
 
Old 05-30-2003, 10:27 AM   #3
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8 sucks, try 9 or 7.3
 
Old 05-30-2003, 10:32 AM   #4
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I agree... Red Hat 8 really sucks.... Red Hat 7.3 and 9 are the best versions of Red Hat so far...
 
Old 05-30-2003, 03:23 PM   #5
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Well thanks everybody. Thanks for reminding me Crashed but updating still didn't help. It seems if linux is so rock stable then I got the limestone of linuxes. I guess that I'm just gonna have to change the version. Which if you ask me it's kind of pathetic that a whole version of linux doesn't work, it's also really disappointing.

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Old 05-30-2003, 03:27 PM   #6
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I didn't have any big issues with 8.0 but thats just me. Maybe I just got lucky. Just download 9.0, throw the disc in and choose Upgrade. It may solve are your problems.
 
Old 05-30-2003, 09:37 PM   #7
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nicely explained Crashed_Again...
 
Old 05-30-2003, 10:19 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by jt1020
nicely explained Crashed_Again...
Really? I was just giving some advice. I found that upgrading helps a lot sometimes. Once, sendmail was not working at all and I was not about to troubleshoot those crazy sendmail configuration files. I upgraded and it was magically fixed!

ahhh...the power of upgrades.
 
Old 05-30-2003, 10:22 PM   #9
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sorry 'bout that... i mean nice advice....
 
Old 05-30-2003, 10:25 PM   #10
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oh no...I thought you were saying that I was an idiot. lol...its okay though I am. Check out my screenshot.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 07:25 AM   #11
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RedHat 8.0 unstable

how about mentioning what your running for hardware?
 
Old 05-31-2003, 10:21 AM   #12
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Hardware

Sorry I didn't mention this before. And once again thanks everyone for your help, but it looks as though I'm gonna end up upgrading.

Hardware:
512 DDR RAM
2.4 Pentium 4
64 MB Intel Video Card
CD-RW
DVD-ROM
60 GB WinXP
20 GB Redhat 8.0
 
  


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