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Old 03-21-2002, 03:00 AM   #1
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Red face XConfigurator - HDD moved to different machine


(i am not an expert in Linux)
I had Redhat 6.2 installed on one system, later on I moved the hard drive to another system. Now I am not able to configure it for the second computer. still it has the old computer configuration. When i tried to do Xconfigurator, it says "Server doesn't exist, canot continue. tried to use ../../usr/X11R6/bin/XF86_S3" .
I am not able to login in graphical mode. it allows me to login as single user.

Experts, please help, I've some very important data .
 
Old 03-21-2002, 04:32 AM   #2
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First log as single user, edit /etc/inittab. In line
id:5:initdefault:
change 5 to 3. Next time it will boot to multiuser text mode (if you change the value back to 5, X will be again). In text mode you run startx to get to X.
Then X configuration: it's in /etc/X11/XF86Config (or XF86Config-4 for X version 4). If you have VGA generic settings left in the file, you'll need to use this. But now write which version of X you're using (configuration file format is different).
 
Old 03-21-2002, 11:10 PM   #3
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"Server doesn't exist, canot continue. tried to use ../../usr/X11R6/bin/XF86_S3" .

Still giving the same error
"Server doesn't exist, canot continue. tried to use ../../usr/X11R6/bin/XF86_S3" .

Xconfigurator is trying to access XF86_S3?

Xconfigurator comes up with a window which shows the new Video card. Once I say okay, it comes out with the error "Server doesn't exist, canot continue. tried to use ../../usr/X11R6/bin/XF86_S3" .

I am very new to Linux, don't know how to edit XF86Config manually
Any Clue??

How do I start XF86_s3

Last edited by AP70; 03-22-2002 at 12:49 AM.
 
Old 03-22-2002, 05:10 AM   #4
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Do an ls /usr/X11R6/bin and see if the file XF86_S3 is listed. If it's not there, you'll have to get a copy of it.
 
Old 03-22-2002, 11:04 AM   #5
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XF86_S3 will be there in the Linux CD?
How do I mount the CDrom
If I say mount cdrom, its
can't find cd rom in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
Thanks,
AP.
 
Old 03-22-2002, 10:09 PM   #6
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Log in as root and do "xf86config".
 
Old 03-22-2002, 11:10 PM   #7
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Thanks, one more question

thanks for for all help. Now i am able to run X.

Another problem is In my old machine I was using a PCI network card. In the second machine , I've an ISA card.

How do i uninstall the old card driver and install new?

AP.
 
Old 03-23-2002, 03:53 AM   #8
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There are different methods depending on your distro. Try netconf. If it's not there
ifconfig
look if there is eth0 listed. It shouldn't be.
Your isa card is probably ne2000 compatibile. So load the driver:
modprobe ne io=0xxxx irq=xx
Example: modprobe ne io=0x300 irq=10
You'll need to enter good settings. If you don't know just guess (values of io can be 0x280 0x300 0x330, irq 3 5 7 9 10 11)
When it's done:
ifconfig eth0 your_ip
 
  


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