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Easiest thing to do is to just run Xconfigurator to reconfigure X properly.
I don't know what your error is exactly, but you'd do best to just start again, it's very easy, and not at all scary.
I would try to use XFree86 4.0.3 tho, rather than 3.3.6. I'd give you instructions on how to ensure you're usnig 4 not 3, but to be honest, i'm not too sure. One way to try it is to run 'Xconfigurator --expert' which *should* give you a choice of server. BUT very frequently X will ignore you and use 3 anyway. run 'ls -l /etc/X11/X' if this points to XFree86 then you're on 4.x if it's somethign else like XFree86-SVGA then i *think* that'll be 3.3.6. If you uninstall the rpms for 3.3.6 then it'll have to use 4.0.3 like it or not. Make sure 4.0.3 is installed tho.. i's on you install cd's.
My first suggestion would be to find it on your installation disks, or just reinstall the entire XFree86 package. However, I'm pretty sure Redhat 7.1 ships with XFree86 version 4.0.3, which doesn't use the XF86_SVGA server. How did you end up running version 3.3.6?
If you reformatted your hard drive before you installed RH 7.1, the 7.1 installation should have put version 4.0.3 of XFree86 on your system, and no references to earlier versions should exist.
When you refer to the boot disk you made, was that from an older version? That could be the cause of some of your conflicts if you are trying to use it with your current version.
Just out of curiousity, are you booting Linux from a floppy, or have you installed LILO to the MBR of your hard drive? For that matter, are you dual-booting, or is Linux the only OS installed on your system?
I remember when I first installed Mandrake 8.0 I got that message. I had configured the wrong monitor, and it would not boot into 'X'. However, I was fairly new to Linux at this point, but I figured it out, and sucked up my pride, and got it working.
Yea, depending on what you are trying to do, installing a newer version of Free86 might help. 4.03? I know it's on the CD. Just not exactly sure where.