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Old 01-07-2008, 01:17 AM   #1
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acer laptop mod. no. 5500,redhat ws 4 x server problem


i have installed Linux WS 4(Nahant) on my acer laptop, model no.Aspire5500.
the error message it is showing is :
"i cannot start the x server (your graphical interface).Its is likely that it is not set up correctly.......

x window system version 6.8.1..


Can you please tell me the likely reason and any solution for this.May be i think its LCD display is not supporting Linux display.

How to configure it?

thanks in advance..
Old 01-07-2008, 01:46 AM   #2
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You can hit CTRL+ALT+F1 for a terminal to work from, and edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf to make the correct screen resolution available. If the display is 1280x800, you'll need a package called '915resolution'.
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Additionally, check the HCL. For some reason, people never check it, yet their problems seem to be because of it.
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hi thanks ..

but i am not able to do it.will you please tell where to find 915resolution.i have checked in windows (which i have installed in other drive that my screen resolution is 1280x 768.)

What is HCL?


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HCL is the Hardware Compatibility List and there's a link at the top of the forums.


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