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Old 11-05-2008, 11:26 AM   #1
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Linux not Start in graphic mode

I have installed red hat linux but when i use startx it will not run in graphic mode.

there is message

SVGA: videoram 1024k
SVGA: Clock 25.18
SVGA:16bpp not supported for this chipset
A configured device found, but display modes could not be resolved.

Fatal server error
no screen found

XIO: fatal error 104

I am totally new pls tell me how to sovle this problem. I am using linux 7.2 on virtual machine.
Old 11-05-2008, 01:07 PM   #2
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Redhat 7.2 is really old there have been a lot of releases since then..
would you consider upgrading to One of the fedora Releases that is still supported ?

# 7.2 (Enigma), October 22, 2001 (Linux 2.4.7-10, Linux 2.4.9-21smp)
# 7.3 (Valhalla), May 6, 2002 (Linux 2.4.18-3)
# 8.0 (Psyche), September 30, 2002 (Linux 2.4.18-14)
# 9 (Shrike), 2003-03-31 (Linux 2.4.20-8) (this release is labeled "9" not "9.0")

Fedora Core
1 	Yarrow 	        2003-11-05
2 	Tettnang 	2004-05-18
3 	Heidelberg 	2004-11-08
4 	Stentz  	2005-06-13
5 	Bordeaux 	2006-03-20
6 	Zod 	        2006-10-24
7       Moonshine 	2007-05-31
8 	Werewolf 	2007-11-08
9 	Sulphur 	2008-05-13
10 	Cambridge (Rawhide) 	2008-11-25 (to be confirmed
Old 11-05-2008, 01:08 PM   #3
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You're using Red Hat 7.2? I'd imagine the video card you have might not be supported. You may want to upgrade to a newer version, 7.2 is almost 6 or 7 years old and highly outdated.
Old 11-07-2008, 12:39 AM   #4
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Forget Red Hat and Fedora

Unless you want to spend the rest of time getting those distro's to work, check out something else. Endless problems. Check Distrowatch for some workable distros.

Good Luck, Michael


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