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Old 07-23-2003, 06:45 PM   #1
m4ckten
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Redhat noob..


Alright so i just installed redhat8; and then updated the drivers for my radeon 9500.

When i rebooted, it started in X, and when i get cnrtl +alt+F7 to get to the gui mode and it comes up with a box in gibberish


any idea?

im thinking i might haveinstalled the wrong drivers.?
 
Old 07-24-2003, 01:14 AM   #2
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ok its kinda weird how you stated it, so i am just going to get this right...
you start X and when you come into X windows you press ctrl-alt-f(X) where (X) is a number between 1 and 6 and then when you want to go back to X after hitting one of these key combinations your gui is screwed up ?
 
Old 07-24-2003, 06:01 PM   #3
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Sorry for the confusion i am a huge linux noob, and this is my like 3rd time in it.

No i started in GUI, and installed my drivers for my Radeon, but i have a Pro and Non Pro version of the card, and i beleive that i installed the PRO drivers on the NON pro card in linux.

I restarted the computer, and it was in the Text mode. and i logged in. there was still no GUI. So i searched around, and on a site it said that if i hit cntrl-alt-F7 (as in the F7 key) it would take me back into the gui correct?

Pretty much im just trying to figure out how to get back to the GUI, since i am stuck in Text.
 
Old 07-24-2003, 06:46 PM   #4
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at the prompt:

startx

and see what happens. That is the usual command to start XWindows, so if it doesn't work, you may have other problems.
 
Old 07-24-2003, 09:55 PM   #5
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well in your case no ctrl-alt-f7 is not going to bring you back to the gui because it isn't running .. if you read what i wrote above thats what the ctrl-alt-f7 key combination is for...when you are already in the gui and you press ctrl-alt-fX (where X is explained above ) and then them key combinations bring you to a virtual terminal and you hit ctrl-alt-f7 to get out of it and back to the gui, but since your gui is not starting then ctrl-alt-f7 will not bring you to it...
like syne said type startx and see what happens...but judging by what you said that probably wont' work...your probably going to have to run the X Configurator and re-setup your video card with its default drivers and then go get the proper drivers as you seem to think you originally installed the wrong ones.
 
Old 07-25-2003, 01:59 AM   #6
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hehe.. i did the startx and got the gibberish again..

i guess i am going to have to run the x configurator.
 
  


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