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Old 01-03-2005, 12:51 PM   #1
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Weird Problems with startx / Xconfig


I recently moved my linux drive to another computer and since then has been giving me headaches. The latest is getting startx to work. It doesn't anymore. The video card is the same one used previously however. When booting directly into Gnome/GUI the screen gets garbled, I can't see anything...it's like the monitor fried. When booting into the text interface and then trying to run startx I get the error: Fatal IO error 104. Something about no screens found. Also tried redhat-config-Xfree86 and get the same error as startx. I tried to reinstall everything and it seemed to go well, even the GUI install was fine, as it probed my vid card first and gave it a generic VESA driver, but still won't start X upon reboot.

Here are some stats:
Redhat 8.0

--Old system
AMD K-6 mobo
128 RAM
Hercules Prophet Kyro chipset Vid Card 64 mb


--New system
AMD Athon 900 Mhz
384 RAM
Same Vid card as above

Also, not sure if this has anything to do with but along with startx prob, I previously had the problem of getting past a boot hang at 'Freeing unused Kernel Memory' and used apm=off to get past that point.

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Old 01-03-2005, 01:04 PM   #2
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were there 2 different monitors between the two systems?

did you try to manually set up Xfree?
 
Old 01-03-2005, 01:20 PM   #3
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You're going to have to re-configure X to suit you new hardware, especially your monitor. You can damage your monitor with the wrong horz. and vert. settings. Run xorgconfig to manually configure it or xorgsetup for an auto config.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 01:36 PM   #4
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No, the monitors actually are the same, just a different mobo/processor and dif RAM.

I tried to reconfigure X using redhat-config-XFree86, but it fails. How do i manually do it? xorgsetup and xorgconfig are not commands recognized with my Redhat.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 01:39 PM   #5
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on 8.0 it would be xf86config IIRC
 
Old 01-03-2005, 01:57 PM   #6
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Thanks that worked. But I don't see my card listed. It is a Hercules Prophet with Kyro II chipset 64 Mb and the monitor is a Sony Triniton Multiscan 100ES. I entered in everything either at the default or at the lowest settings, but still doesn't work.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 02:10 PM   #7
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do a google with "Xfree86 Kyro II"
 
Old 07-20-2005, 12:03 AM   #8
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Having some problems as I reinstalled everything and ran across my old post.

"I tried to reconfigure X using redhat-config-XFree86, but it fails."

Hehe, redhat-config-xfree86 with lower caps XF works fine and fixes the problem.
 
  


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