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Old 06-12-2004, 10:51 AM   #1
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Default GUI Problem

Hi people,

I'm new to the Linux world and I can't understand a thing.
I installed the Red Hat 9 distribution, and after I tried to install my video driver (the latest Catalyst driver for Sapphire Radeon 9800Pro 128MB), the mouse has gone crazy and began moving very fast. There was nothing to do but restart my machine. BTW, I also have Windows XP installed. So when I started Linux it entered to the command-line interface (not the GUI) and I don't know how to start the GUI (KDE, Gnome, etc.). After a couple of sedonds or so, there was a message which said that I have something wrong with my display and had an "OK" button, which returned me to the command-line. I tried entering "xf86config", "xf86setup", "xconfigure" and other things but it didn't recognize these commands.
My question is what should I do in this situation? How do I return to the GUI?

Thanks in advance!
Old 06-12-2004, 10:59 AM   #2
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Reconfigure X with the command redhat-config-xfree86

or if X really isn't working, you'll most likely need to edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config file manually to suit your new driver, mouse settings, etc..
Old 06-12-2004, 11:55 AM   #3
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Thank you, trickykid.

Somehow the GUI problem was fixed by itself... Strange...

Now that I'm in the GUI interface, how do I install my video card's driver? Should I use an archive or rpm file?


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