Your server shuts down or the screen just goes blank?
If X is not configured correctly and startx gets you a black screen
ctrl alt backspace
will kill the x server and put you back to cli. Post the error message.
Then configure your xorg.conf
If startx is actually causing a shutdown then post your xinit file
What windows mgr or desktop environment are you using?
Also if you are using redhat4 enterprise why not ask redhat for help?
Last edited by teckk; 08-22-2010 at 09:19 PM.