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Old 01-11-2009, 08:42 AM   #1
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Linux RHEL5.0 cannto run in graphical mode !!!!

Dear Friends ,

I have TOSHIBA L300 Laptop . Here I got a problem while installing REDHAT Enterprise 5.0 . It does not support the vedio card and dont get the GRAPHICAL MODE . For this reason , I first install RHEL 5.0 linux in text mode and when I want to go in graphical mode using 'startx' command then it shows the following error :

"XI0: fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining ."

and its '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' file contains ,

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "vesa"

Anybody here to face this type of problem , then plz help ....
Old 01-11-2009, 10:54 AM   #2
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Be sure to try to startx while logged in as user and not root. Some distros simply don't allow root to use the GUI.

You could try to reconfigure X and make a new xorg.conf file. For that you need to login as root and run:

Xorg -configure
That is supposed to create a new /etc/X11/xorg.conf after probing your hardware.
Old 01-11-2009, 12:16 PM   #3
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You might have a easier time if you run a full system update first. In RHEL's case this will effectively move you from 5.0 to 5.2(rapidly approaching 5.3). There was o ton of hardware support added between 5.0 and 5.2. As root just "yum update".


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