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Old 05-24-2003, 04:42 PM   #31
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It is also worth noting that you won't be able to exract them to the cd itself.
 
Old 05-26-2003, 01:15 PM   #32
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I tried the 'ls -l' command, and the response is 'total:0'.

Does this mean it isn't finding any files on the CD?
 
Old 05-26-2003, 02:20 PM   #33
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It sounds like it. Have you actually mounted the CD to /mnt/cdrom?
 
Old 05-26-2003, 04:15 PM   #34
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Yeah I think I have.

The command 'cd /mnt/cdrom' would do it, right?
 
Old 05-26-2003, 04:18 PM   #35
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No that just changes you to that directory. You need to mount it first:
mount /mnt/cdrom
 
Old 05-26-2003, 04:33 PM   #36
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Oooh, lol, okay.

So do the mount command before I do anything else?
 
Old 05-26-2003, 04:35 PM   #37
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Yes - mount then cd
 
Old 05-27-2003, 02:10 AM   #38
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What does RedHat detect your monitor as ?

I have an old IBM G40, and every OS I have tried (that autodetects HW & has a GUI (Win98, RH8, SuSE8.1, Mandrake9) detects it as a G41, which causes it to go blank when the PC switches from the basic BIOS VGA driver to the one used by the GUI.
Windows 98, SuSE 8.1 and Mandrake 9 all had options during install to change the setup (well, with Windows, when it detects the monitor, you can cancel the driver instal). However, I couldn't stop RedHat from loading the G41 drivers.

In the end, I had to wait till the install got to the HW detection bit, then unplug the monitor from the PC. Leaving the installtion to continue, (give it about 15-20 minutes), replug the monitor back in. Then from the desktop, you can manually select the correct monitor model.
 
Old 05-27-2003, 12:28 PM   #39
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It doesn't seem to detect the monitor.

I get the 'no screens found' error message after trying 'startx'. Ive messed around with 'xf86config', but I cant seem to find a setting for the monitor which works.

In fact Im starting to wonder if it could be the problem, not the drivers.

By the way, I mounted the CDROM, copied the two driver files to the root directory, extracted them, and tried the 'make install' command.

Im not really sure whether it worked or not. How do I edit the XF86Config file?

I tried the command 'vim' and soecified the file to edit, but once I have finished Im not sure how to save the changes and exit.
 
Old 05-27-2003, 11:50 PM   #40
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If you go for a re-install, then I think RedHat detects the monitor just after it askes you for local setting, such as time & stuff. I know it takes time, but do an install, watch carefully where it tries to detect the montior type during the installation.
Then next time, after the last bit of 'audience participation', i.e. where the install needs prompts from you, you can remove the monitor plug from the PC. The installation will run without the need for any more input from you, right up until it is ready to reboot & run from the HDD. Without a monitor during the HW detection, it will default to the most basic VGA drivers, which as you can see the command line/text stuff during installation, ought to work.
 
Old 05-28-2003, 01:05 PM   #41
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Okay, I will give it a try.
 
Old 05-29-2003, 07:01 AM   #42
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Hold the press !
I just checked & the monitor detection is at the begining of the install !!
The same advice still applies though, pull the plug, then replug the monitor after about five minutes.
 
Old 05-29-2003, 12:14 PM   #43
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To start the system in runlevel 3 (i think), when lilo starts, press ESC (if lilo starts in graphic mode), then you'll get the :

Code:
lilo:
prompt.... Now type 'linux single' (without aphostrophes)
Linux should start in text mode. Keep an eye out for errors at boot time!
When linux starts, you'll be automatically logged in as root.

Then try the suggestions posted on the site.
type mc at the prompt to help you move around easier.

Good luck!
 
Old 05-30-2003, 03:46 AM   #44
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i had a problem getting x to run when i first installed Mandrake9.1 i fixed this by going to XFree86.org and checking which driver worked with my card. I had a S3 Trio3D. when linux installed it set the driver to S3Trio3D from the model menu the correct driver was actually a s3virge driver, according to the website. it all worked when i changed the driver. find out what driver is correct for your card then type XFDrake as root and in the graphics card menu select the XF86 version 4 and sele ct the correct driver. i don't know if linux has all the drivers for gforce 2 but it should be there
 
Old 05-30-2003, 01:38 PM   #45
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Quote:
Originally posted by cyberhawk
i don't know if linux has all the drivers for gforce 2 but it should be there
All nVidia cards are designed to work off a common driver. For you dual-booters, the same is true of both Linux and Windows. Visit www.nvidia.com for the latest drivers.
 
  


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