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Old 06-12-2008, 02:24 AM   #1
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Exclamation Graphical display issue

Hi Friends,

I have problem with my laptop.

It's Intel pentium M processor.

Previously it was compatible with RHEL-4 and everything was perfect.
Recently I have reinstalled RHEL-5 and couldn't get the graphical mode.

I have tried-
1) system-config-display --reconfig
2) startx
3) changed the runlevel to 5, but getting error message after running the above command and screen goes blank, I have to go to tty2 terminal and again come to the first one to get the prompt, with lots of error after ctrl+c.

4) lspci | grep "VGA"
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller : VIA Technologies, INC. S3 Unichrome Pro VGA Adapter (rev 02)

5) cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep "Driver"
Driver "Kbd"
Driver "Synaptics"
Driver "Via"

Should I install the any graphic driver, if yes from where?

Old 06-12-2008, 08:15 PM   #2
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You should first look in /var/log/Xorg.0.log for records marked with '(EE)' or '(WW)'.
grep -n '(EE)'  /var/log/Xorg.0.log 
grep -n '(WW)'  /var/log/Xorg.0.log
That should give you and others a starting point in the diagnosis. If errors are found, it may be useful to post (in [CODE] tags to preserve formatting, please) the related section(s) of xorg.conf.
--- rod.
Old 06-25-2008, 11:51 AM   #3
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telinit 3
X -probeonly
look for [EE] failures

In /etc/X11/xorg.conf look for and change

Driver "via"
Driver "vesa" ( At least that will get you basic resolution )

X -probeonly
If no [EE] failures

telinit 5


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