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Old 05-26-2001, 11:03 PM   #1
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I have a 1GHz PIII system w/ 256M RAM, 80GB HD, and a ATI Radeon VE video card w/ 64M VRAM. I have dual-booted Win2K and Red Hat 5.1. The video card drivers were not listed so I selected 'Not Listed', the NEC AccuSync90 monitor was not listed so I selected 'Custom' and set the lowest settings thinking that this would surely be usable. I boot into Liux with no problem, but when I try to startx, the systm hangs. What am I doing wrong?
 
Old 05-27-2001, 09:14 AM   #2
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If you are using the original version of X that came with RH 5.1 you will want to upgrade... The new versions have support for your video card, the older ones wont - this is more than likely your problem.

Jamie...
 
Old 05-29-2001, 03:06 PM   #3
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Smile Thanks to jharris

That is what I was afraid of. Thanks for the quick reply.
 
Old 05-29-2001, 03:11 PM   #4
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I'm sure there will be a new X 'package' out there somewhere for Slackware. I've had mixed sucess with this in the past... My main machine only wants to run X as root at the moment having used the X-4 package on the Slackware 7.1 discs... I can't be arsed to sort it out as the new Slackware is supposed to be out soon and I'm due to a system upgrade (hardware). It Might be just as easy to get the source from http://www.xfree86.org

Good luck.

Jamie...
 
  


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