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Old 10-25-2003, 05:25 AM   #1
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Unhappy need GUI on Red Hat 9.0

Well, I installed VIrtual PC and I was having problems when I reached the point where it asked me for my monitor model. I have a 19" Viewsonic P90f and it didnt show a listing, so I selected the default.

Plus, when it asked me for my video card model. I have a 128MB ATI RADEON 9600. The listing actually skipped my version. I went from ATI Radeon 9500, 9700 ????. Again, I took the defaul.

After everything, it said I have finished and to take out the last CD and it will re-boot.

It rebooted fine and once it was done, this huge window pops up and I see somewhat a word, "Welcome" but very hard to read and my mouse pointer was huge, lol

I re-installed everything and when it came to chose my video card and monitor model. There was this check box to select at the bottom to skip and configure later. It re-bboted and everything came up fine but all I have is the text version, no GUI.

I entered "Startx" and it says:
Fatel Server Error:
No screens found:

Any ideas?
Old 10-25-2003, 06:10 AM   #2
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The X window thing is not configured properly, is the way it looks. (insidentally startx does not have a capital letter).

There is a graphical program called xsomethingorother I should think, which will write your configuration file for you if you can get it to run. Am always slightly nervous of changing the XF86Config ?? file manually as you can destroy the monitor with the wrong video setting.
Old 10-25-2003, 09:03 AM   #3
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I had this problem , many time,
x86free creates XF86Config, and the file used is XF86Config-4, when this exists. so remove XF86Config-4;
Old 10-25-2003, 10:05 AM   #4
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thanks for the quick reply..

so do I do this command in root or at start up?
what is the process.
Old 10-25-2003, 01:18 PM   #5
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about the Graphics card - the 9200/9600/9800 weren't out at the time of the RH9 shrike release and therefore the drivers are not on the discs.
You can get official drivers for your card from


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