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Old 10-26-2005, 08:18 PM   #1
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Alright I am having some weird things happen with a new Redhat install.

When I try and run X, I get the little X in the middle of the black screen.

So there is a display issue.....

I go back to a prompt type in redhat-conf-xf86free and it brings up the display properties.

It finds the ATI Mach64 card at 8MB.

The current resolution is set to 1024x768 at Millions of Colors.

The Display is a Q71-9 that it finds as well when I probe.

I have tried to set the resolution to 800x600, tried going to a generic 1024x768 driver. Still nothing. I find it weird that I can get into the config program ,but cant get into X normally.

I did have it working on a previous install. I reinstalled Redhat and told it to boot to prompt and not into X on startup. Nopt sure what is up. I can not post the config file because the machine doesnt have access to the internet.

Any ideas?
Old 10-26-2005, 08:22 PM   #2
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silly me, forgot to do 'startx' at the begining


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