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Old 08-10-2004, 10:12 PM   #1
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Generic PC video driver problem

I'm a newbie and I just installed Redhat 9.0. All went well during the installation, but I was curious about how the video card was recognized. This is a generic PC with on-board video and it was recognized as a Triton-somethingorother. I let it boot up this way trusting that it had recognized this somehow. When the system loaded completely, my screen was a mess. It looked like a Picasso painting. I had duplicate copies of the icons and windows overlapping and things were cut into pieces. Obviously the video was not set correctly. I was able to fumble through it enough to change the system settings. I figured it would be safe if I set the video to a generic VGA driver. Wrong again! Now, when the system boots up, it seems to loop on the "localhost login" prompt several times. Then, it comes up with a blue screen, containing a white box that just says " <Yes> <No> " Whatever question is supposed to be displayed is not. When I select YES, I get what appears to be a screenful of error info.
The error says:
(EE) VGA(0)river can't support depth 24.
When I select OK, I am retuned to the YES/NO screen. If I then select NO, I get a screen with only <OK>. When I select that I get a terminal prompts. I logged in as ROOT. I CD into /etc/X11 and thought I might be able to look at the configuration of the XF86Config file, but I cannot figure out how to edit this file.

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Old 08-11-2004, 07:15 AM   #2
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Use nano it is easy to use as root nano -w /etc/X11/XF86config-4 not sure if that is the right syntax to check it cd /etc/X11 then ls to see the syntax to save the file Ctrl o to exit Ctrl x,on the bottom it will show you the commands the funny line on top of the litters is Ctrl.


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