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Old 10-26-2003, 03:09 PM   #1
pukhtoon101
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Screen Flickers after installing Linux


Hello Friends:

I just installed the "Workstation" version of Linux 7.1 and am getting the following message:

=> Id "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes

The screens keeps flickering every couple of seconds (i.e just goes blank). I selected a monitor that was close but not exactly the same as mine during the installation (since my monitor was not listed). My monitor is 21" Flat panal. The one I selected was a 17" flat panel. Wondering if that has something to do with it.

If so would I need to reinstall Linux or can I change the monitor setup from within. Not sure whats going on. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

thanks

- P
 
Old 10-26-2003, 03:20 PM   #2
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Linux 7.1? That is a verrry old Kernel, you should get a newer one included in distributions like Redhat 7.1 and 7.2.
 
Old 10-26-2003, 03:39 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply..

Is there no way to fix this problem with the Kernel I have.... If so where can I download the newer distributions of Linux from....

thanks
 
Old 10-26-2003, 04:59 PM   #4
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you could do this:

create a Knoppix Live CD, boot from that.

in Knoppix, locate the /etc/X11/XF86Config and /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 files. Copy them to floppy or email them (i'd copy them to floppy because it's easier). Boot back into your installed Linux system and replace the XF86Config and XF86Config-4 files with the ones you hijacked from Knoppix.

This is all assuming that Knoppix worked for you (booted into KDE). Knoppix auto configs everything (greatest piece of Linux invention since Linux itself i think).

You may need to format a floppy to do this:

#mke2fs /dev/fd0 this will format the floppy as ext2

in Knoppix
#mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy -t ext2

this makes the flopppy available for reading/writing

again in Knoppix:
#cp /etc/X11/XF86Config* /mnt/floppy

that will copy every file in /etc/X11/ that begins with XF86Config

then u reboot (make sure u take the floppy out, some systems wil try to boot from it)

mount the floppy in your installed Linux system:

#mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy -t ext2

and copy the files over

#cp /mnt/floppy/XF86Config /etc/X11/
#cp /mnt/floppy/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11/

that should work (worked for me)
 
Old 10-26-2003, 05:31 PM   #5
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Roberts:

Thanks for the detailed reply.

However, I am quite a newbie to the world of Linux and most of what you said flew over me :-)

Its too much to ask, but could you guide me through the process in a little bit more detail.... Hold my hand (so to speak) :-)

Regards

- P
 
  


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