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Old 02-06-2004, 02:19 PM   #1
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Video problem after upgrading to Redhat 9


Hi,

I upgraded to Redhat 9 from Redhat 8. After installation, I rebooted and the video is totally screwed up. Could anyone suggest how to remedy the problem?

I am a newbie to Unix/Linux, so I understand I might have given too few information. Please let me know what other info might come useful for diagnosing the problem.

Thanks
Arun
 
Old 02-06-2004, 03:05 PM   #2
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Re: Video problem after upgrading to Redhat 9

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Please let me know what other info might come useful for diagnosing the problem.
well you can first start by telling us what you mean by "your video is screwed up"
also, if there is any relevant errors that you can post, that can also help us help you
 
Old 02-06-2004, 04:04 PM   #3
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The screen has vertical lines in the top 25 % of the screen. Another 25 % of the screen is all black and the rest is blue screen.


In my first attempt while upgrading, the monitor went in power save mode. Then in the next attempt, I typed in "linux text" and proceeded to upgrade.

Regards
Arun
 
Old 02-06-2004, 04:56 PM   #4
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what is the video card?
 
Old 02-06-2004, 05:44 PM   #5
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The video card is NVIDIA GEFORCE4 and the monitor is Dell 1800FP.

Just now I tried to re-install the Redhat 9. While configuring the video, it didn't recognize it as 1800FP but as something else (I forget...its been a long day)

Anyway, I told it to use Dell 1800FP. The cable from the video card to the monitor is new type, sorry I don't know what its called. It certainly not like the one I have seen 5-6 years ago.

The end result is the same. After rebooting, the monitor goes in "DVI Power save Mode"

I appreciate all your help.

Regards
Arun
 
Old 02-06-2004, 10:32 PM   #6
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When it autodetects, don't correct it. Let it think whatever it wants.
Redhat detected my MX as a regular GeForce4 and then wouldn't work properly after I changed it to the MX. I changed it back and it worked fine.

If you can, edit the config file to say that the monitor is the type it was detected as... I think it's in /etc/X11/XFree86.
# emacs /etc/X11/XFree86
or
# vi /etc/X11/XFree86

I recommend changing /etc/inittab so thatyou boot into level 3 instead of 5, that way when you have GUI problems you can still get to the console easily. From the console a simple "startx" gets you into the GUI
# emacs /etc/inittab
or
# vi /etc/inittab
 
Old 02-09-2004, 01:04 PM   #7
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OK. Today's story goes as follows:

Re-installed Redhat 9.

(1)
It autorecognizes the Video card as nVidia GeForce 4. Actually the card is nVidia Quadro 4. If I want to change the card then I need to specify the memory also. How do I find out the memory on the card?

(2) It correctly recognizes the monitor.


If I take defaults (video card ) then after installtion the and rebootong the monitor goes into "DVI Power save" mode. I cannot see anything on it.


Should I go buy another video card? If so which one?

Regards
Arun
 
Old 02-09-2004, 01:11 PM   #8
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why not install the nvidia drivers? i dont think the nv drivers supports DVI.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 01:16 PM   #9
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As I understand it,, I should boot into text mode and then reinstall nVidia drivers.

Could you explain me the steps involved? I am completely new to Unix/Linux in this regard. This computer is a hand me down and I am desperate to get it going.

Thanks again

Arun
 
Old 02-09-2004, 05:42 PM   #10
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Thanks to all.

I downloaded the latest drivers from nVidia and installed it. Followed the procedure by updating the config file and everything is working fine.

Again, Thanks to ALL.

Regards
Arun
 
  


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