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Old 07-27-2003, 02:11 PM   #1
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Angry GF FX5600 Ultra problems with Redhat

OK I am running a PC with the following specs:
MSI K7N2 Delta ILSR (new Ultra 400 chip set)
Barton 2500+
1 GB Corsair XMS 3500 (2x 512MB sticks)
BFG 5600 Ultra 128MB
Samsung 900p 19in Monitor using std VGA connector

The problem is:
When I try to install in graphicvs mode the monitor goes in to the no video signal mode. I can install in text mode but as soon as I try to switch to X-windows it goes into the no signal mode. if I go to the different virtual consoles I can read what is in them others I am not able to see and it just flashes the yellow light on the power switch. I ran a test by downloading slackware live CD and it works just fine. I know my install disks are working cause I installed them on ym cheaper machien wich is a 1700+ with a GF 2 GTS PRO card, and a sound blaster PCI 128 sound card. The cheap machien runs linux so well I wanna move my gaming rig to linux and ditch windows. Doe sanyon ehave a clue as to what I may be doing wrong and how I could fix it. The kernel I am trying to install is Red Hat 9 (2.4.20-8) I down loaded the wrong (2.4.20-21 its a source code) and I am not sure how to use the source as I am new to Linux.Thanks for any help anyone can provide.
Old 07-27-2003, 02:33 PM   #2
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# Configuring X
Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO - video cards
The Linux XFree86 HOWTO
Common X configuring tools:
Debian - dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
Mandrake - XFdrake
Redhat 7.3 down - the setup utility leads to several config tools
Redhat 7.3 up - redhat-config-xfree86
You may have these tools:
XFree86 -configure
ATI Linux drivers
If you need the nVidia driver, most likely, you want the Linux IA32 driver

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
Configure X server:
Configure network:
Manage software:

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project


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