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Old 08-15-2003, 12:25 PM   #1
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Unhappy Red hat not installing on AMD athlon - Xserver not starting

Red hat 7.2 is not installing in my system.The installer is not at all starting up.The system is hanging without entering into the GUI mode.

My System configuration is :
AMD Athlon 1700+,Asus MB with nVIDIA Chipset having integrated Geforce 2MX GPU ,256DDRram.....
Old 08-15-2003, 01:00 PM   #2
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Try turning off PnP os i the BIOS. Barring that, maybe try to find a friend with a newer version of Redhat, Mandrake, etc.

Old 08-15-2003, 07:39 PM   #3
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The problem is with the version of Xfree86 supplied with RHL 7.2
To solve the problem you need to upgrade to XFree86 4.3.0.
I know this because I tried RHl 7.3,8.0 and 9.0. And X works only in RHL 9.0 since it has Xfree86 4.3.0. You can however, get sound and other MB devices(i.e NIC) to work. The drivers can be found on There is an alternative to the above step. Goto, there is a specific post to handle this very problem.


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