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Old 05-01-2003, 08:06 PM   #1
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X86 Display Trouble with Laptop, RH9

Snazy New Comapq laptop with Radeon Mobility. Trying to install Redhat 9. X Says "no monitor" and dies. It seems to find load the appropriate settings for the Radeon. Just would like to know how, where, and what to edit to specify a generic 1024x764 laptop display.

Or perhaps there is a reasonably understandable documentation (XFree86 for noobs?) for this that someone can point me to.

Thanks in advance,
Old 05-01-2003, 10:00 PM   #2
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You might want to check out the following sites, particularly the first, which is geared toward newbies.

Asit suggests, try running Xconfigurator as root. If that doesn't work, try xf86cfg, which will try to autodetect your settings and start the X server. If you can't get that to work, you could try xf86config. xf86config doesn't attempt any autodetection, so you'll have to know what card you have and what monitor settings to use.
Old 05-11-2003, 08:36 AM   #3
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When I boot up, I guess X configurator runs, I guess, but I can only see a box and only the yes and no are visile. When I select "Yes" and it recycles and restarts repeatedly. WHen I select "no," it just stops trying. Not sure what questions I am answering, but it ends up going no where. Going to try to get the config file from someone on Linux-Laptops that has a similar machine.
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Boot into single mode or in multi-user text mode (u need to pass the number "1" or "3" (w/o the quotes) in ur bootloader prompt.

Then run this as root:

redhat-config-xfree86 --reconfig

- try using the vesa driver for your video card
- use a generic laptop display
- set the resolution to something that ur LCD can handle

and try to go into GUI mode.



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