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Old 07-05-2002, 02:45 AM   #1
SchizoIV
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xf86config trouble


Okay first off my system i'm running this on a Compaq 7598

Now my problem is when I type startx the screen goes black and it comes up with an error

"failed to initialize core devices"

if you need more information i'll try to find more but i'm writing all this on a different system so it will take my while.


My question is what setup should I go through?

I searched for some Compaq 7598 specs and Mine has a 40G harddrive and a Intel810 video card.

Things that I have added
MV730 Monitor - Came with it but not listed as standard on some sites
Microsoft IntelliMouse
and I upgraded my RAM to 383M
And everything esle is the basics

Now my question is what confugation settings do I need to set to get this to work with my computers?


Thanks
The real
 
Old 07-05-2002, 04:01 AM   #2
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Ouch, I heared that the Intel810 is not very well supported in Linux. Your Distro probably don't have the drivers, so you'll have to download them from www.intel.com - they do have Linux drivers
The release notes tell you how to set it up. However, the documentation is written for XFree 3.3.x , I don't know whether it works the same with xfree 4.x
Good luck
 
Old 07-05-2002, 04:09 AM   #3
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what distro do u use? RH comes with xconfigurator as far as i know, suse with SaX2. sax can detect hardware and configure your system. would be the easiest way.
but u can edit the configuration manually, too. use vi or joe as editor from command line logged in as root. unfortunately i donīt have the exact name of the config file, i guess /etc/X11/...
take a look around, itīs mentioned often in the forum
hope that helps
cheers, jens
 
Old 07-05-2002, 04:27 AM   #4
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The exact name is /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

And yeah, you can edit it manually, but for now, using Xconfigurator or XF86Config (the executable one if equipped) would be a much easier way to go.

But the question from j-ray is a good one...

Which distro?
 
Old 07-05-2002, 11:54 AM   #5
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Red Hat 7.0

Last edited by SchizoIV; 07-05-2002 at 11:58 AM.
 
Old 07-05-2002, 12:02 PM   #6
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it's not always -4. it will only use that IF it exists, if not, it goes for the nicer named XF86Config, sans le -4
 
Old 07-05-2002, 08:35 PM   #7
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Okay!! I got it working. I reinstalled Red Hat and I selected the correct monitor not the default one and it booted up fine.

My next question is what do I need to do to get it to notice my Ethernet Card it was made by Compaq. Do I need to install some drivers?
 
Old 07-07-2002, 03:25 PM   #8
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i'm not sure but

if u can find a correct module(.o file) for your nic
u can add
alias eth0 module-name-without-o
to /etc/modules.conf

correct me if i'm wrong
=)
 
Old 07-07-2002, 10:43 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by SchizoIV
My next question is what do I need to do to get it to notice my Ethernet Card it was made by Compaq. Do I need to install some drivers?
Just to let you know, you will get alot more answers to different problems by posting it as a seperate thread as people may just pass this one up...This hardware forum specifically, may help even more. Just to help you out...As far as the NIC, you may or may not need to configure special settings in the kernel or drivers.
 
  


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