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-=[X101]=- 07-03-2002 11:37 AM

No Screens Found...
Im very new to linux (started today) and I installed redhat 7.3, onto a virtual machine using VMware (running in windows 2000)

I chose graphical login during setup but was forced to log in using text only...

When I type startx I get a "no screens found" error message, and so Ive looked for help on the internet, and found out about xf86config and Xconfigurator.

Using Xconfigurator, I enter I have a Radeon 7500 card and a Dell D1025HE monitor. After choosing probe, I get the error message "There was an error executing the X server in probing mode. You should try configuring the video card manually"

Ive tried basic setups and different configs, but none seem to work, "There is a problem with your X configuration"

Can anyone help?


orgcandman 07-03-2002 11:43 AM

Stupid VMWare....doh!
VMWare has a special X server that you have to use (the last time I checked which was a year or two ago). Either that or they'll give you a configuration to use. Either way, if I were you, I'd check the VMWare site. I remember having to use a special X server and all sorts of fun stuff...

-=[X101]=- 07-03-2002 04:06 PM

Thanks for that, I had a look on the site and it explains how to install VMware tools, so Ive managed to get GNOME working finally. Ill post more messages in a few mins when I get stuck again :p

Aussie 07-04-2002 11:08 AM

My advice would be to resize your hard drive and install linux on its own partition and dual boot between it and windows. Start to wean your self off the redmond nipple (so to speak) :)

FreakboY 07-04-2002 12:01 PM

i get the same problem using Virtual PC for windows 4.0
any suggestions!??


-=[X101]=- 07-04-2002 01:36 PM

Im a total newbie but Ill tell you what I did...

After youve installed it and you're at the shell screen, press install VMware tools, and this will load the ISO file into the virtual CD-ROM drive ready to install. Next (taken from VMware site) type the following commands:


mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt
cp /mnt/vmware-linux-tools.tar.gz /tmp
umount /dev/cdrom
Untar the VMware Tools tar file in /tmp, and install it.

cd /tmp
tar zxf vmware-linux-tools.tar.gz
cd vmware-linux-tools
Start X and your graphical environment if they are not started yet.

In an X terminal, launch the VMware Tools background application.

vmware-toolbox &

Its taken from this page:
I would read it if I were you, it has more info about Virtual Machine, VMware tools and Linux guests

FreakboY 07-04-2002 04:23 PM

it works great now under VMware but...!!!

do u know how to make it work under
Connectix Virtual PC 4.3.2(Build 241)
www.Connectix .com


-=[X101]=- 07-04-2002 05:02 PM

Sorry I cant help you with this one, try e-mailing connectix or something, look on their site... sorry

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