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Old 03-19-2003, 04:12 PM   #1
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Angry newbie XConfigurator install problem

I get an error message: "There was an error executing the X server... You should try configuring the video card manually." - after trying to do XConfigurator procedure, after installing Red Hat vsn 6.2. I have all noncertified hardware: Intel 82810E video card, Proview 565 LCD monitor, hp pavilion 7855 pc. Current settings on ME O.S. for video are: 24bit true color, 800x600, 46.8kH horizontal, 75 Hz vertical, 75 Hz refresh rate, full acceleration. I did XConfigurator several times, trying different entry values, but usually the following: 1st step: box automatically says SVGA is X server type, and displays my video card model #, as detected; next boxes, I enter server type:SVGA; monitor type:Generic Multisync; I selected "Probe" for XConfig to auto-probe hardware; finally click OK to begin probe. Result is always error message stated above. Is this an unsolvable hardware incompatibility issue, or are there specific video display settings, such as the vertical and Horizontal rates, that I can and should change via my Windows settings panels. If so, which parameters and what values? Or should I enter something differently in the XConfigurator (such as "VGA", rather than "SVGA" or Custom rather than Generic Multisync? wjlrnr
Old 03-20-2003, 12:21 AM   #2
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Not sure about your video card, though if linux recognizes it during the setup usually that is a good sign. Try running lspci -v as root and see if you video card matches up (esp chipset and RAM)

Try checking your monitor settings. The config file for X is in /etc/X11/XF86Config (it might be different in 6.2). Before you change anything, make a backup copy. The important specs you want to check will be under the section "monitor".
For the Proview PL565:
Horizontal freq=30-60 KHz
Vert. freq=56-75 Hz

Under "screens"
Change the first mode to something low like 640x480 at least until you get it to work. Then change it to your max (1024 x 768).

The Intel 810 chipset might not be supported in the older kernels, you might think about upgrading to RH8.0. If you have newer hardware RH6.2 probably won't support alot of it. Plus RH is going to stop supporting it soon.
-Good luck

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