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I am new to Linux, I installed in graphical mode but was not able to boot and my monitor would display "Input Signal Out of Range Change Settings to 1600x900". I have a Branded HP Core i3 System and my monitor is HP LED Black Monitor guess 17 or 19". After 2 times installation in graphical mode, i finally installed it in TEXT MODE and was able to login in text mode but still when i run xinit the same problem, i tried to find the file XF86Config in etc/X11 but there is no such file, i tried to find using "find -name 'X*.*' still there is none. I am using Redhat Linux 5.1
Red Hat 5.1 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.1? Either way, they are both much, much older than your system and the video card is likely not supported. It is not worth trying to backport the drivers, get a modern distribution and everything will likely work just fine.
i cant see anything related to screen resolution in that file, i have already checked that. it does have info for video card but where can i manually change the screen resolution?
*if* memory serves me correctly, that WAS the file that used to have various res's for X to work at, but I just took a look at mine (Ubuntu 10.10), and there's nothing of that sort there. So - someone else will have to help you out. Sorry!
You are right, I could have used Fedora and other flavours, but I want to prepare for RHCE, is it possible with UBUNTU?
I checked RHCE syllabus. almost 80% you can do in Ubuntu . But I have another suggestion.
Please use Fedora which is free version of RedHat. Fedora is based on debian packages which is required for RHCE.