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Old 12-22-2005, 05:41 AM   #1
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cannot enter GUI mode with geforce fx5200

i could not perform the installation in gui mode nor can i login in to gui mode(after installation). in order to install linux i inserted th 1st bootable disc and it gave me two options to install: 1)insatll in graphical mode , 2)insatll in text mode.
Now, when i opted for the first choice,after around 10-15 seconds of processing the monitor went to standby. after a lot of trial and error methods i finally came to know that a combi od ctrl+alt+f1 could bring back the monitor from standby. then i restarted the setup in text mode and completed the whole process in text mode. After insatllation i restarted and got to the grub boot loader. now i am able to load linux and everything was going well untill the login promt came, the screen blinked and after 2 seconds it came back to this these screens:
fter that it tries to start my display with the vesa driver
the result was same as the previous one.

i am able to login to root but only in text mode .
will this problem be solved if i cofigure the x-server manually?? if yes how do i do that??
linux version : redhat linux 9
agp card : nvidia geforce fx5200 (8x agp,128mb)
m/b : intel 865p

i beleive none of the other hardware is incompatible coz everthing else works fine.

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Old 12-22-2005, 07:17 AM   #2
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Can you post your X configuration file /etc/X11/XF86Config and the error log /var/log/XFree86.log.0
Old 12-22-2005, 09:59 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by jbetten
Can you post your X configuration file /etc/X11/XF86Config and the error log /var/log/XFree86.log.0
only if i knew how to.
i am able to login in to root in text mode. now how do i retrieve those configuration files?? plz help
Old 12-22-2005, 10:53 AM   #4
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You can try to fix that, but a large part of the problem is that RedHat 9 is ANCIENT by linux standards. They moved RedHat to Fedora Core years ago, and Fedora Core 4 is now out. So you are dealing with an OS that is 4 generations old. The Geforce 5200 series probably wasn't even out when RH9 shipped. I strongly suggest getting a new OS, and trying that. It is very likely that it will detect and deal with your card just fine during the install, making youe life much easier.

Old 12-22-2005, 03:11 PM   #5
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PCLinuxOS is great for this reason. You can download an ISO for your video card type (ATI or NVIDIA). It is a live CD, so burn it and boot it. Give it a test drive, once everything looks good, you can install to your hard disk.

Good luck,
Old 12-22-2005, 07:57 PM   #6
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thank u guyz
getting an new version would help.
besides i've been tryin to enter gui mode for the last 1.5 year without any success.
thanx again.

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Old 12-22-2005, 09:07 PM   #7
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1.5 years fooling with RH9.

You are patient aren't you. I pity anyone whom you get a hate-on for.


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