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So I can't have a desktop, only a console after install. Doing startx only trys to start xfree86 server (?) and then returns more errors. I'm assuming this is b/c I can't configure x during install. I'm installing rhlinux 7, my mobo is asus ak74, my graphics card is in an AGP slot and is a 3dforce2mx64 (model no = 82118E), and my monitor model number is B19BL, so you can google and get the user's manual. This happens during the last stage of installation (for me atleast). I'm using the text mode installation, and it asks if xconfigurator should probe for hardware and do the settings automatically. Well, that fails, so you have to specify some things manually. So first it asks for resolutions, check. Then it asks for the clock chip. It gives a short lists of possibilities, but since i know no way of finding this (I looked on video card and mobo too), I choose "no clock chip (recommended)." And then continue. Eventually xconfigurator runs and returns an error and message that says go back and change your [meaningless] settings. Will this happen with the latest release of gentoo as well? B/c i'm thinking of switching, just to get x to work. (I already switched from gentoo to rh for some other reason). If you want me to explain the problem more clearly and pust the error log after startx, plz say so. But i have a hunch that the problem is x not probing the agp ports, if there is a difference btw that and the pci's.