I recently installed RH Linux 7.0 on my Dell desktop computer on the third 2nd logical partition to setup a multi-boot system running Windows Me (please forgive me, this was
prepackaged with the Dell) and Win 2000. Unfortunately the post-installation setup turned
out to be a nightmare.
XConfigurator failed repetedly. The probe found my monitor (Dell E770s), matching also the horizontal and vertical frequencies exactly, aso this shouldn't be a problem. The probe for my video adapter (nVIDIA geforce Mx 4x 32mb), however, failed and left me with the option to set it up manually. I was asked first, how much memory my graphics card had - easy enough, 32mb. The next item stumped me, though, relatied to the card's clockchip
... I have no idea what a clock chip is, so I went down the list trying every one... and each one failed during Xconfigurater's final test. I also tried multiple enumerationsof the screen res and bitage. No luck.
To make a long story short. I was able to successfully boot into Linux, (aside network, nfslock, and httpd failing), reach the Linux kernel shell and login as root. After typing the command startx, however, I get fatal error: cannot find screen. Obviously Linux doesn't like my graphics card, although it recgnized a generic "nvidia geforce dde", or sth like that during xconfig...
This may be my prompt to just learn how to operate linux from the kernel and forget about xwindows. Being a
, however, I am very eager to easily see what RH
has to offer by browsing the options through an easy-to-understand gui environment. Would installing a driver for my card help? If so, what steps should I take in doing so?
The Linux kernel and its common commands are entirely foreign territory to me.
Has anyone encountered this problem before and know how to overcome it??