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Old 10-21-2004, 06:16 PM   #1
LITHIA
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Microsoft Virtual PC with RedHat 9 display prob


Hi,

I have just installed RedHat 9 (Shrike) onto Microsoft Virtual PC and it boots up fine until it gets to the GUI.

As soon as the resolution changes, it makes itself huge and goes off the screen and you need to scroll to see most of it. The actual screen is black as well, and all the images are just completely unreadable.

I think it has something to do with the resolution it changes to. Is there a way to control it? Or have I messed the setup up.

I'd really appreciate it if someone could help me out and tell me what I've done wrong. I think I may have selected the wrong graphics and monitor during the setup (I kept the defaults, but I don't actually know what I should have pressed for Microsoft Virtual PC 2004).

Thanks very much! I can post an image of what it looks like if you need it, but I can't access it right this moment.

P.S. I have installed SP1 for Virtual PC (the problem occurs on both with and without it)
 
Old 10-22-2004, 02:31 AM   #2
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someone help me please?
 
Old 10-22-2004, 06:12 PM   #3
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at the grub loader, edit the boot command line and put 'single' on the end. Boot.

when your in single user mode, init 3

now edit /etc/inittab so the default init level is 3

run XConfigurator (or whatever it is, can't remember what it is off the top of my head in RH9) and use the standard vesa display driver.

Same thing happened to me. I copied the XF86Config from a suse image i had. Worked after that.

John
 
Old 11-03-2004, 02:49 PM   #4
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Is there any way with the vesa driver to get a higher resolution than 800*600
 
Old 11-03-2004, 03:18 PM   #5
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I actually found a better way to get it to work.

During the install, (or on the setup after 1st boot - can't remember) set the monitor to a generic 1024x768 laptop display.

John
 
Old 11-16-2004, 10:05 AM   #6
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Hi,

I've literally just finished installing Red Hat 9 on MS Virtual PC and I have EXACTLY the same problem as Lithia in this thread.

Unfortunately as this is the first time I've even seen Linux I don't understand the instructions given by jonuwz and I don't fancy reinstalling to fix the problem. Can anyone help me further and help convert me from Windows to Linux!!!!

Rob
 
Old 11-16-2004, 10:05 AM   #7
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Hi,

I've literally just finished installing Red Hat 9 on MS Virtual PC and I have EXACTLY the same problem as Lithia in this thread.

Unfortunately as this is the first time I've even seen Linux I don't understand the instructions given by jonuwz and I don't fancy reinstalling to fix the problem. Can anyone help me further and help convert me from Windows to Linux!!!!

Rob
 
Old 02-12-2005, 07:10 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by jonuwz
run XConfigurator (or whatever it is, can't remember what it is off the top of my head in RH9) and use the standard vesa display driver.

Same thing happened to me. I copied the XF86Config from a suse image i had. Worked after that.
Does anybody know what the command is for this in RH9? XConfigurator just returns command not found. Can I make the changes directly in XF86Config?

Last edited by gburch; 02-12-2005 at 07:19 AM.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 08:04 AM   #9
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vi /etc/X11/XF86Config

search for
Driver "s3"

replace s3 with vesa
 
Old 03-01-2005, 04:50 AM   #10
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Unhappy Redhat Linux vs. VPC 2004

Hi
I have the same problem but I don't understand the solution...

First jonuwz says:
"at the grub loader, edit the boot command line and put 'single' on the end. Boot."
--> That didn't work for me, I still get a normal boot with at the end the black screen and unreadable text (this unreadable texts prompts for a username and password, by the way)

I don't understand the rest of the explanation:
"when your in single user mode, init 3"
"now edit /etc/inittab so the default init level is 3"

And at the end jonuwz proposes a vi /etc/X11/X86Config, but how can I open vi-editor when I can't get past the configuration screens ?

Please advice !!!!

Thx !!!

Steven
 
Old 03-01-2005, 10:16 AM   #11
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problem solved

Hellow

I've solved the problem...
After the installation, you always get post-configuration screens (for users, date, etc...), MS says press LeftAlt+Space to proceed to manual login. That doesn't work, you have to go through these configuration screens.
What to do? Well... try to encrypt the bad display (first screen = username + password + confirm password; second screen is date + ....), i've tried about ten minutes and I got through it !
Next you'll come to the login screen, simply press Ctrl-Alt-F1, you are now in the text-mode.

now vi /etc/X11/XF86Config

and I set my values to:

....
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth "16"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x840"
EndSubSection
EndSection
....

(I've changed DefaultDepth and Depth from 18 to 16).

Then a shutdown -r now.

And you're done

Bye

Steven D.
 
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Old 08-04-2006, 03:26 AM   #12
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Question Can someone put some pictures of what that start screen should look like?

It would be really nice if someone put some pictures with those start screens that appear after install as they should be.
I have only one question: Has anyone tried to change the resolution and colour depth during install?
 
Old 12-12-2011, 07:14 AM   #13
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Red-Hat 9.0 Display Setting Driver Issues

I refereed the above message by Steven D. He has done very great job. Thank You Very Much Steven D. I just explain it with the following step in case someone done this for the first time.

1) Boot/reboot machine
2) At blue RedHat screen press any key to enter the boot loader
3) Press 'e' to edit the most recent boot command
4) Use the arrow keys to select the line that starts with "kernel"
5) Press 'e' to edit the kernel command
6) Append 'S' to the end of the line. There should be a space before the previous end of the line (probably 'quiet') and the 'S'. Capitalization matters.
7) Hit Enter to commit the change
8) Hit 'b' to boot
9) When it is done booting you will be at a command prompt that looks something like "sh-3.00#"
10) vi /etc/X11/XF86Config
11) set values to:
- ....
- Section "Screen"
- Identifier "Screen0"
- Device "Videocard0"
- Monitor "Monitor0"
- DefaultDepth "16"
- SubSection "Display"
- Depth 16
- Modes "800x600" "640x840"
- EndSubSection
- EndSection
- ....

13) shutdown -r now.

Thanks You All
 
  


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