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Old 10-08-2003, 12:49 PM   #1
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cant run x GUI on dell laptop (redhat 9.0)

i am very new to linux and i have some questions regarding lots of stuff.

I cannot get x up and running on my laptop (dell latitude) i am almost positive it has to do with it being an sxga screen so i cant find any good drivers. my graphics card is a nvidia geforce 440 go i dont think that it should be a huge problem but i cant get x to load.

Anyone got one of these damned monitors working with x?

also is there any good books for learing the CLI commands really well?? I dont like GUI too much but i dont know linux good enough.
Any help is great

Thankx Chris
Old 10-08-2003, 01:33 PM   #2
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Have you tried installing the nVidia drivers for your card?

If so you and you are having problems, what kind of errors are you getting?
Old 10-08-2003, 06:07 PM   #3
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Only problem I have only had with x loading is my mouse, cause I chose usb cause I don't use the built in one and it freaks cause it doesn't find the mouse.... I don't know a whole lot either though, and that kind of a error should be pretty apparent to you when it crashs...
Old 10-08-2003, 08:06 PM   #4
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i cant find any of the nvidia drivers on, i just have a feeling its the screen but ill try the drivers any other suggestions or comments

Thanks for you responses
Old 11-02-2003, 04:54 AM   #5
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when you install redhat, you must not chose nvidia generic drivers. Chose the default. It should work with 800x600 resolution. Afterwards you can check if nvidia drivers are out and try to install them. I had the same problem as you and the first part of my answer solved the problem. Now I'm going to install nvidia drivers.
Good luck


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