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Old 11-19-2002, 02:25 PM   #1
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RH6.1 XF86Config


I have at last managed to install linux on my computer, and any of you who have read my red hat 8.0 installation thread will know all about this, in the end i managed to get 6.1 on, which is a start, i now need to configure the X server, something which i have done many times in the past with ease, but now, i have a graphics card 3 years newer than the OS, and it cant autodetect it, so i need to set it all myself, and all the attempts i have made have failed.

I have included a link to the specifications of my graphics card and monitor, and hopefully one of you will be able to work out what needs to be set at what
Geforce 4 MX440

Monitor CTX VL950T

I need to know which server to use, and which ramdac to choose, as none seem to be compatiable, any help will be gratefully recieved
 
Old 11-19-2002, 03:01 PM   #2
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Well to start out first your going to need to update your xfree86. Head on over to www.xfree86.org and get the latest and greatest to get that going which should include support for you card. Should have plenty of information on their site to update but any other questions feel free to ask here.
 
Old 11-19-2002, 03:10 PM   #3
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I thought it may help if i included the error i get when typing the startx command:

execve failed for /etc/X11/X (errno 2)
_X11TransSocketUNIXConnect: Can't connect: errno = 111
giving up.
xinit: Connection refused (errno 111): unable to connect to X server
xinit: no such process (errno 3): Server error.
I have no idea what any of it means, it may be a glitch in installation, and a corrupt file, not a mistake in my settings, i dont know, hope this helps.
 
Old 11-19-2002, 03:20 PM   #4
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Well basically your going to get nothing but errors until you get an update of Xfree with proper support for your video card. But thanks for the update though.
 
Old 11-19-2002, 03:43 PM   #5
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Thanks, when i started typing the last post, i hadnt yet seen yours, so i assume you posted it while i was typing. I am following the instructions on the website, and have downloaded the xinstall.sh file on to a floppy disk, but i am doing this in windows, and when i try to run the file, it says it doesnt exist, and when i type 'dir', it just goes on to the next line with the [root@localhost floppy]# and doesnt show contents, will it not read a windows formatted floppy disk?
If this is the case i can reboot this computer into corel linux, and take the file from the windows partition and put it onto floppy, but that is a long tedious task, and i will have to do it many times, any other suggestions?
 
Old 11-19-2002, 04:21 PM   #6
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You should be able to read from a windows formatted disk. What happens if you copy the file from the disk to your hard drive then try to run the script ??
 
Old 11-19-2002, 04:30 PM   #7
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basically, it wont read it, i have mounted and unmounted the drive, and it still wont read it, so i cant even copy it, a friend said i should mount it as fat using the following:

mount -t fat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

but that doesnt work
i think i have the latest xf86config on a free magazine dvd, but have no idea how to transfer it, any ideas on that?
 
Old 11-19-2002, 05:18 PM   #8
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Instead of just fat try vfat. Or you can also try msdos as well.

What kind of errors does it give when mounting ?
 
Old 11-19-2002, 05:31 PM   #9
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when using the command i got from my friend with fat or vfat, i get a list of the usage of the mount command, so i decided to try it in the linuxconf app, and in there i have had it as a linux disc, FAT, and VFAT too, and it says the mount is successfull, but has numerous errors at the bottom of the screem saying it is the wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/fd0, or too many mounted file systems, that is what i get in VFAT, and FAT, if i put it to ext2 in the linuxconf file, it says it cant find an ext2 filesystem on the disc, so i have tried fdisking it to all these, but no luck there either, but when i bring it back to the windows machine, after all this messing about, it still reads the file fine, i assumed that maybe because i had downloaded the sh file directly, it may not be binary, so i tried again, with the .bin file, then changing it to .sh, still no luck, it just doesnt want to read. I can still read my cdrom with a linux installation disc in, if i remove it and replace it with another, it doesnt refresh the contents, and it wont let me unmount it, so i was thinking that if i restarted the computer, that it would forget the previous cd, and read the one that is in, and i could transfer all the XF86Config files from the DVD on to CD, and then put it in the machine, and install it from that, would that work do you think?
 
Old 11-20-2002, 09:53 AM   #10
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I downloaded all the files required for 'Linux-ix86-glibc22' when i saw x86, assuming it would work, it turns out that i need binary 'Linux-ix86-glibc21', and i cant find a new version of XF86Config that uses that, the newest i can find is 2.5 years old, anyone know where I can find 4.2.0 for Linux-ix86-glibc21, or is there any way of fooling it into thinking i need 22 not 21?
 
Old 11-20-2002, 11:28 AM   #11
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I found a newer version than 4.0 for Linux-ix86-glibc21, but it is older than my graphics card, will there be a suitable alternative if i download that file, and if i update the kernel, would i then need then glibc22 xf86config? I have already downloaded these files, and if updating the kernel would result in needing the glibc22 files, i would have no need to download the new files, and i get a new kernel at the same time.
 
Old 11-20-2002, 11:29 AM   #12
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I found a newer version than 4.0 for Linux-ix86-glibc21, but it is older than my graphics card, will there be a suitable alternative if i download that file, and if i update the kernel, would i then need then glibc22 xf86config? I have already downloaded these files, and if updating the kernel would result in needing the glibc22 files, i would have no need to download the new files, and i get a new kernel at the same time. Any help will be gratefully recieved.
 
Old 11-20-2002, 11:31 AM   #13
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sorry bout posting twice there, i forgot to put the last sentance in, and it had sent it before i could click stop.
 
Old 11-20-2002, 11:34 AM   #14
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yes, you will not be able to get 4.2.0 for an older glibc. i'd strongly advise you to returning to redhat 8.0 and trying again to overcome any problems you might face. if you keep 6.2 you will most likely come along to a number of problems from having a very old kernel and such like.
 
Old 11-20-2002, 11:38 AM   #15
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thanks, i am currently using the computer on which rh6.1 is installed, on my windows partition, so i would have to reboot to get the exact error, but it is something along the lines of a spurios something when doing the partition check on hda, and the installer doesnt run. The few times i got the installer actually running, it was on another hard disc, if i somehow managed to install 8.0 on that drive, then ghosted it onto the partition 6.1 is on now would that work, cos at the moment on this drive i cant even begin to install it.
 
  


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