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I tried to install Redhat 7.2 on my laptop this weekend and encountered something very odd. All went fine with installation and I opened X windows with no problem...the first time only! After that, I would attempt to go into either Gnome or KDE and the machine would just hang. The hardrive was banging away, but I could never get any further. I had to actually turn the machine off. I can't seem to find out what is causing this problem as it is using all the resources and I can't even log onto to another session. If anybody has any ideas as to what is causing this, I'd appreciate the help. I running a Digital Hinote P266. A little old but still works.
No i didn't, I did a custom installation. I don't think I ever had to do a laptop install before. You think that might be what's causing the problem? It's a little strange that it only happens the 2nd time I try to go into X. Got me stumped.
Maybe this will help some. I have installed all different flavors of Linux (including Redhat 7.2) on different types of laptops and never had a problem. I have had Suse, Mandrake and Slackware on this current laptop with no problems. Redhat is the only one I seem to be having trouble with. Could it be something to do with the XFree drivers?