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Old 05-30-2002, 06:18 PM   #1
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Unhappy Newbie Xconfigurator


Hi folks ,

Linux Newbie here

I insatalled RH 7.1 on an old pentium 60, installed fine but can't get xwindows ( GUI ) to work, Xconfigurator recognizes ATI mach 64 chip.

The screen just goes blank after running xconfigurator, it also goes blank after i edit the file by hand and use startx command. I also set monitor setting from monitor manual specs.

Any help would be appreciated !

THanks

Don
 
Old 05-30-2002, 11:20 PM   #2
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Not sure what the problem is, what type of monitor is it ? Also, pentium 60, as in 60mhz... that is gonna be kind of slow eh for X ?? I wouldn't ever put GUI on a 60mhz pentium, wouldn't be worth it I would think. How much RAM you have in this machine ?
 
Old 05-31-2002, 05:27 AM   #3
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indeed that system is more up for tinylinux or similar
I don't think it would appreciate rh 7.1
 
Old 05-31-2002, 05:01 PM   #4
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Hey, Thanks for the replys

The system only has 40 megs of ram ! Maybe that's the problem!

Thanks for the advice. I guess I'll play with it in text mode for a while and then put the box into doorstop mode again ! :-)

Thanks Again

Don
 
Old 05-31-2002, 05:15 PM   #5
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40MB of RAM isn't tooo bad for X. I have a laptop here at work with 32MB of RAM running Slack 8.0 w/ KDE - just to do. The CPU is way faster that the one mentioned in the post - it's a Pentium 233.

If you don't already have a firewall or router, you can load a base Slack, Debian, or Gentoo distro and build a router or firewall. At least then it would be doing something other than keeping a door open and helping you stub your toe.

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Old 05-31-2002, 05:27 PM   #6
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Another command you can use to shutdown... is poweroff (at least in RH 7.2 and RH 7.3)
 
Old 05-31-2002, 05:56 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by justiceisblind
Another command you can use to shutdown... is poweroff (at least in RH 7.2 and RH 7.3)
How did that fit into this thread... ??
 
Old 05-31-2002, 06:13 PM   #8
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justiceisblind: ? no offend but not only justice seem to be blind

jpweston: I'm not sure how can you do it. But I've tried rh7.2 on gateway laptop with c600MHz and 64Mb RAM and was no fun in Xwins
 
Old 06-01-2002, 01:51 AM   #9
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Probably had 2 windows open, I've seen that several times, not just from him. ha ha ha ha.

Don't try to load everything. That's the trick. Do a minimal install, maybe think about using sawfish or E, instead of KDE or Gnome. You should also do what jpweston said, at worst use it as a gateway/firewall.
 
Old 06-01-2002, 11:49 AM   #10
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Noerr,

A c600 w/ 64MB should be *ok* under X. It may be the fact that you were using a newer version of RedHat. It seems like I read something regarding 7.3 and there was a fairly hefty memory requirement - like 64MB is the bare minimum. 7.2 may be similar.

If you can play around, try using a leaner distro like the ones I listed for the firewall/router deal. Just select packages that you need.

BTW, the laptop in question is an IBM Thinkpad 770 w/ Pent.233 and 32MB RAM. KDE works ok, it just not very speedy.

j.
 
Old 06-02-2002, 11:13 AM   #11
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uh...sorry...posted to the wrong subject before.... But to add to the discussion, I'm running RH 7.3 with KDE3 on a 250mhz Cyrix 366 chip. It isn't the fastest, but it still out performs Win98! (192mb of ram and a 4.3 gig hd)

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