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Old 08-07-2003, 09:24 AM   #1
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X won't start "I have tried alsorts"


When I went to install redhat 9 I could not get X to start it would just bomb and ask me to reboot. So I forced it to run lowres. I have noticed its hit and miss that it does boot the GUI or not (installed it 4 times so far)

I have been up all night with this trying to get the stupid thing to boot past the first boot. I keep getting errors containing to my Videocard and monitor.

Says it found a monitor but could not send a display.

I looked on here for alsorts of ways to get around it but found none. I can not run gedit to edit the xfree86 config because no graphics display can be listed.

My setup.
Duel boot with XP,
XP 132GB partion
Linux 68GB Partion on a 200GB western Digital Hard drive
Sis 648FX chipset 677 titan gigabyte board
ATI 9700 Pro 128MB
Floppy
DVD-RW 105+
CDRW 40x liteon
250 Iomega zip
1gb DDR 400
Western digital firewire
realtec nic
KDS Avitron monitor.
 
Old 08-07-2003, 12:34 PM   #2
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Information on KDS monitors can be found here:
http://www.monitorworld.com/Monitors/kds/

Type the redhat-config-xfree86 command in a shell prompt to launch the X Configuration Tool

For more information:
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...1-xconfig.html
 
Old 08-07-2003, 12:36 PM   #3
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To open a file from the command-line use vim
 
Old 08-07-2003, 03:24 PM   #4
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thanks I will try. I am not sure how to get to the shell as it boots straight to GUI.
 
  


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