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I'm sorry, I scrolled to the top post and it said that they were using redhat 7.1, I didn't realize that you were a different person than the original poster.
well let me offer you this answer instead, hopefully it will be a little more educated than my last one.
XFree86-server-common needs to be installed also. You shoud be able to find it on the same CD. The libfont.so.1 is part of the same package. You can always figure out what package isomething belongs to by going to rpmfind.net and searching for libfont.so.1 or whatever dependency you are trying to resolve
There may be some additional dependencies when you try to install this package but all you have to do is install what it asks for and if it doesn't seem to be a package name you can just go to rpmfind.net to figure it out.
I would check your logs to see if you have any messages regarding your hostname. I don't see how your host name would have anything to do with starting X. At one time I noticed a message in my logs that said something regarding my system being massively misconfigured because it could not determine it's own hostname.
If anyone else has any ideas feel free to jump in, the problem doesn't seem to be what I thought it was.
This is a fresh install. I think that Mandrake recognizes the host name because at startup at the command line, the host namr appears. For those of you who missed it, the reason X windows isn't working in the first place is that during installation, the configuration gave me:
Preparing to configure X Windows
An error occurred. server Mach64 is not available (should be in /mnt/usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86
If they aren't on your CD then you probably don't need them, I guess I was speaking from a redhat perspective. Mandrake probably grouped these tools in with another package.
I am at a loss here as for what to do next. I guess what I would do is try to install from scratch again and make sure that the Mach-64 package is selected for install. It is often much easier to get X running properly during the install than it is to handle it afterwards.
Give that a try and then get back to us, hopefully someone else will pop in and know all the answers for you
I had this problem with my 7.0 Red Hat. Since I have two boxes, I switched cards and rebooted. All of a sudden this new utility named Kudzu, took over. It detected the new card which is really an older card. It makes a driver for you. I went through the prompts and ta-dow! It worked.
The key is to make sure that you have an older card. Otherwise you will have to fool with rpms and xfree86's and other junk you may not be ready for. My card was a Trident 974 L'image. Great card too! When I ran Xconfigurator, it told me it wasn't supported.
Get this junk!! Just for grins, I took out the old card from the Red Hat box and switched the new card back in. Kudzu kicked in again. No hard work or programming needed. Kudzu should detect the new hardware and walk you through. The new card now works for some reason even though it wasn't supported.