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Old 09-09-2002, 10:05 PM   #1
ChrisRain
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video card problem


I am a relative beginner to linux, although I do have a couple of books. My problem that I need help with is:

I recently wanted to do a secod hand upgrade on the video card.
The card I WAS using is a Trident Model JC9226 Ver A5.4 37TRCI-AS (<-- Just some of the model numbers upon the card)

The card I tried to install is a S3 Trio64V2/DX with ASUS PCI-V775V2C Chip.

With the installation of the S3 card I did manage to have a partial boot into Xwindows, by partial I mean huge size graphics, displayed within a band covering about 1/3 the width across the screen.

After several attempts at configuring this card, because Kudzu would kick in at boot time, nothing changed and I went back to the old card, knowing it would at least offer the command line.

However even with this first card being reistalled ( See top for model and version ) after going through the Kudzu process, no video is permanently on show, if Kudzu bypassed I get the following error:

INIT:ID "X" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes.

The disabling will give me enough time to move in and make changes I need.

Any thoughts on fixing this problem will be very much appreciated.

Thank-you
 
Old 09-16-2002, 10:51 PM   #2
ChrisRain
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Lightbulb Reply to my question

I did some research on Google by typing in my error message
and found a RED HAT Linux site, I needed to edit the /etc/inittab file by changing the line:
id:5:initdefault:
to
id:3:initdefault:

Save changes and all was fine after that. I might do some better research on HARDWARE COMPATIBILITY for Linux in future.

Here is the site I recieved information from.
http://www.redhat.com/tech/books/RHL...dmin/ch05.html

Quite an interesting read.

Bye All!
 
  


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