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Old 11-05-2009, 11:09 PM   #1
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RHEL 5 graphics problem

Dear friends,
I tried to install RHEL 5 in HP DV5 LPATOP(ALSO I HAVE VISTA IN ANOTHER PARTION). While installing, it cant bring up the graphical installation. It installed via blue color screen only. Also i can log in tty's only. if i gave startx, it show some internal error. please help me to get graphical window(GNOME-DESTOP)...

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Old 11-06-2009, 02:55 AM   #2
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Did you install the Gnome environment during the install process?
Also if you have RHEL5 you should call RedHat for help because you are paying for it.
I wonder why you couldnt install in graphical mode with your DV5 which is a newer model. Try installing all over again and look for clues as to why graphical doesn't work.
Old 11-06-2009, 07:41 AM   #3
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Hi thiyagarajancs, welcome to LQ forums.

@rkski: I had 1-2 instances where GUI installation is not possible. It happens sometimes, do not know why.

@thiyagarajancs: Are you installing 5.3 or 5.4? Can you try other version from one you used?
Please post that internal error that shows when you run startx. Log of the error should be in /var/log/Xorg.0.log.
Pleas post it at and give us the link so we can look what is happening.
Old 11-07-2009, 10:50 AM   #4
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@DrLove 73

if i try to give it shows,
X windows system version7.1.1
X protocol version 11, revision 0, Release 7.1.1
build Operang system: Linux 2.6.9-42.ELsmp i686 Red Hat, nc
Mouduleloader present
(==) log file :"/var/log/Corg.0.log"
(==) using config file: "/ete/X11/xorg.conf"
(EE)VESA(0)"No valid modes
(EE) Screen(s) fund, but none have a usable configuration"

fatal server error:
no screeens found
X10: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0:0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

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Old 11-07-2009, 02:39 PM   #5
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1. post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
2. Tell us your exact version of distro: RHEL 5.3? 5.4?

Your Laptop has one of the Intel graphic chip.

You can use WinSCP to access your Linux from Windows and retrieve the necessary files so you can post them here.

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