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Old 02-25-2004, 08:48 AM   #1
NoBrains
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Problems installing RH9


Hi everyone.

I've downloaded the Red Hat 9 and when I went to install I ran into a problem...

Either my monitor (Poor Old Proview don't know which model tbh) or my grafics card (Asus GeForce FX 5600) are keeping the X installation from starting.

I have to run the "linux skipddc" command in order to start / make the installation.

In the end of the installation process it asks me to configure the X and I notice my GFX card is using a generic driver instead of a GeForce FX driver that is on the list and my monitor is unprobed (of course) and I don't know which to chose... Under windows I use a Default Monitor to be in 1024 @ 70hrz

Can anyone give me any tips about how do I get this to work?
Ah obviusly as I don't know what stuff to pick in the GFX / Monitor configurations I never get to pass from login after the dual boot "linux" option :/

The rest of the components are:
1Gb DDR (400Mhz)
Asus A7N8X-X Board
SoundBlaster Live Value
Intel 10/100 Network adapter


Thanks in advance :/
 
Old 02-25-2004, 09:45 AM   #2
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You're probably going to want to install the nVidia drivers for your card - it's ASUS, but nvidia derived, correct? Go to the nvidia website, and download linux drivers. You'll need to install the kernel source for your version - you can find a kernel source RPM that matches the output of:
uname -r
on the mandrake site, or on your installation media.

For graphics config, you're going to want to edit XF86Config-4 to match your hardware. search these forums, and look at the README provided by nVidia (google nvidia Xfree86 readme), there's a TON of resources on this.

Cheers,
--Rounan
 
Old 02-25-2004, 03:31 PM   #3
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So I install the linux in text mode and then perform these actions correct?
 
Old 02-25-2004, 03:49 PM   #4
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Oh, you haven't got through the install?
Pick the drivers that most closely match your hardware. If there's a Geforce FX driver there, use it.
You may need to tweak it afterwards, but best to install something close.

--Rounan
 
Old 02-25-2004, 04:00 PM   #5
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When I press <ENTER> to start graphical install my screen displays nothing "no signal it says"

I need to type "linux skipddc" to begin the installation process but in text mode...
(it starts to install but in text mode)

After the installation I'm asked to configure X interface but even with generic items selected it doen't start linux after installation ("no signal screen" again...)

My question is where how can I start using the X... As I can't even start linux...
 
Old 02-25-2004, 04:02 PM   #6
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Yes, install it first. I had the same trouble. Just choose your graphics card (it won't work, however) You have to boot into text mode to install the nvidia driver. (Search the forums on how to do that. Plenty there.)

If you want to stay with a RH product you might consider Fedora Core 1. It will use your graphics card correctly. You'll still probably want to install the nvidia drivers, but it will work with the default ones.
 
Old 02-25-2004, 04:08 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by benjithegreat98
Yes, install it first. I had the same trouble. Just choose your graphics card (it won't work, however) You have to boot into text mode to install the nvidia driver. (Search the forums on how to do that. Plenty there.)

If you want to stay with a RH product you might consider Fedora Core 1. It will use your graphics card correctly. You'll still probably want to install the nvidia drivers, but it will work with the default ones.
Isn't Fedora unstable compared to regular RH9?

I'm aiming to work in linux


Might be wrong I'm totaly in linux heh
 
Old 02-25-2004, 04:12 PM   #8
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Oops just went to check red hat webpage

Think fedora is best for me ^^
 
Old 02-25-2004, 04:16 PM   #9
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I've been using FC1 since day one and have had no problems with it. I will continue to get updates for months and months to come, where as RH9's update life will end in April.... just a few short months from now.

Of course, since FC1 is considered "bleeding edge" it is kind of like the beta test of RH's official releases. If this computer is going to be used in production, then RH9 and FC1 are probably not good choices. If you are using it for your desktop, playing around, learning linux or whatever then it is ok to use, in my opinion (and there are sharply different opinions).
 
Old 02-25-2004, 04:18 PM   #10
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Yes it's just to learn linux and play arround abit with some web development and tests on apache

Will download fedora and the nvidia drivers then.

Thanks for the help so far, both of you
 
  


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