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Old 11-02-2001, 04:25 PM   #1
Tuzinor
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Question Mandrake 8.1 Install problems


I've been going round and round on this.Trying to install Mandrake 8.1 successfully.Get a successful video test during the "configureX" part of the installation- when I reboot I cannot get into a GUI.Upon rebooting after the installation procedure the screen comes up (text login)then goes blank >I hit CTRL,ALT,F1 -brings the login screen up -I login as the user,then root,type "startkde" --get error messages "cannot open display".I've tried configuring manually -no luck.
One person recently told me to type "ps aux" and look for any lines whose path is "/usr/X11R6/bin" with a name beginning with X.(I haven't come across this line).No matter how many times I have reinstalled I run into the same problem. I've tried 8.0 and 7.2 which I did have up and running last spring.(No luck on either).
I have a Samsung 950P Monitor and an ATI All In Wonder Pro 128 32mb 4X AGP video card.I've set the desktop at 800x600.I've tried all three server choices with hardware acceleration and without.
For some reason would my partitioning have anything to do with this problem? I only have a root & swap partition setup> instructions said that was all I needed.(I'm a newbie when it comes to Linux).Is linux not finding the configuration file because I don't have individual partitions set up? If that's not the problem then why isn't it writing the configuration file upon the successful video test. Any suggestions revolving using the command line/editing etc need to be explicit! I'm dazed and confused! The only hardware change I have made is that I've added more memory from 256mb to 512mb.Help! Thank's- Dave
 
Old 11-03-2001, 03:52 AM   #2
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Re: Mandrake 8.1 Install problems

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Originally posted by Tuzinor
I've been going round and round on this.Trying to install Mandrake 8.1 successfully.Get a successful video test during the "configureX" part of the installation- when I reboot I cannot get into a GUI.Upon rebooting after the installation procedure the screen comes up (text login)then goes blank >I hit CTRL,ALT,F1 -brings the login screen up -I login as the user,then root,type "startkde" --get error messages "cannot open display".I've tried configuring manually -no luck.
One person recently told me to type "ps aux" and look for any lines whose path is "/usr/X11R6/bin" with a name beginning with X.(I haven't come across this line).No matter how many times I have reinstalled I run into the same problem. I've tried 8.0 and 7.2 which I did have up and running last spring.(No luck on either).
I have a Samsung 950P Monitor and an ATI All In Wonder Pro 128 32mb 4X AGP video card.I've set the desktop at 800x600.I've tried all three server choices with hardware acceleration and without.

Oh heck, say no more...

Go here:

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache...2mb+&hl=en</a>

Sorry for the cached page, linuxvideo was sort of down...

My Google string:

http://www.google.com/linux?site=sea...+Pro+128+32mb+


One thing to do would be to downgrade to XFree 3.3.X -- or -- use the ati.2 driver from GATOS.


Quote:
For some reason would my partitioning have anything to do with this problem? I only have a root & swap partition setup> instructions said that was all I needed.(I'm a newbie when it comes to Linux).Is linux not finding the configuration file because I don't have individual partitions set up? If that's not the problem then why isn't it writing the configuration file upon the successful video test. Any suggestions revolving using the command line/editing etc need to be explicit! I'm dazed and confused! The only hardware change I have made is that I've added more memory from 256mb to 512mb.Help! Thank's- Dave
No, your partitioning didn't cause/worsen the problem. It's just that ATI isn't forthcoming with the specs on their video cards.

FYI, I only do swap & root partitions so that's no problem.

The xfree config file for Mandrake would be in "/etc/X11/" named "XF86Config" Use "mc" (Midnight Commander) to get around in the CLI


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