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Old 02-04-2002, 10:05 AM   #1
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Redhat 7.2 Question


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.

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Old 02-04-2002, 01:20 PM   #2
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Did you configure the setup as a laptop?
 
Old 02-04-2002, 06:19 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 02-04-2002, 07:12 PM   #4
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i don't think you should have to specify it as a laptop installation.. i have installed redhat on laptops and never specified a laptop install and they worked fine..
 
Old 02-04-2002, 11:01 PM   #5
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Maybe this will get you going in the right direction.......http://www.linux-laptop.net/
 
Old 02-05-2002, 10:19 AM   #6
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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?
 
Old 02-05-2002, 10:37 AM   #7
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Yea RH 7.2 comes with an older version of Xfree. I had a difficult time setting up X with an ATI Xpert 128 card that wasn't on the supported list (PCI card). Newest is 4.2, with I think, a Jan. date.

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