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I have recently installed Redhat Linux 8 on my system and it installed fine and even booted fine, but when I try to 'startx'
I get an error message saying the X server crashed. It also said that it couldn't find any configuration files, even though I know I configured it using xf86config. Also it says:
no screens found
and I have know idea what that means. I tried reinstalling, but each time I get the same exact message, and I know that during installation I installed X Window, so it must be there somewhere. If anybody can help me at all, or know what's wrong I would greatly appreciate it. If not, I was thinking that if I de-grade down to RHL 7.3 that I might not get any problems, but I don't know.
When you say 32MB or RAM, I'm assuming you're talking about RAM on your video card.... (which I don't think is what the prior post was referring to).
Short of taking out the video card and looking at it, I don't know how to find out what it is (but I bet there's some command-line method I don't know).
At any rate, I was able to solve some X problems I've had with RH 8 by reading the document on the docs CD that talks about rpm. In there is some information about the rpm -V (verify) function. You can basically use this to check for any package problems (pieces missing):
rpm -Va > problems.txt
Then take a look at problems.txt and see what you can find. I was missing some pieces of some of the fundamental XFree86 packages (XFree86-libs in fact); what I had to do was replace the installed package:
rpm -i --replacepkgs /mnt/cdrom/RPMS/XFree86-libs-<picture the version# here>-<build>.i386.rpm
Like I said, I don't know if this'll show you anything or not, but it's quick and painless.
"X" will also creash if you do not have enough RAM. Did you do a graphical or command line installation of RH8? IN the graphical one it should show you what vidoe card you have. I have had problems with low end videos cards if the resolution is set to high. But you never even got into XWindows did you?