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Old 01-23-2005, 01:54 PM   #1
thedosser
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Question Red Hat 9 installation


Hi,

First of all I would like to say I am extremely new to Linux, bought a teach yourself Red Hat 9 book today and well it didnt work as well as I thought, when installing I get this message:

Running anaconda, the Red Hat Linux system installer - please wait...
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda",line465, in ?
skipMouseProbe = skipmouseprobe)
File "usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhpl/xserver.py", line 777, in probeHW
videohw = videocard.videocardinfo(skipDDCProbe=skipDDCProbe)
File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhpl/videocard.py", line 552, in_init_
self.orig_videocards = copy.deepcopy(self.videocards)
AttributeError: 'module' object had no attribute 'deepcopy'
install exited abnormally
sending termination sigals...done
sending kill singnals...done
disabling swap...
unmounting filesystems...
/mnt/runtime done
disabling /dev/loop0
/proc/bus/usb done
/proc done
/dev/pts done
/tmp/ramffs done
/mnt/source done

Any help would be greatly apperciated
 
Old 01-23-2005, 03:10 PM   #2
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Did you read the output yourself before posting it here?

As you can see, it has a problem with your mouse and video card. Wanna shed any more light on this? What mouse and videocard are you using?

Thanks,

Samsara
 
Old 01-23-2005, 03:12 PM   #3
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Hi, sorry

My mouse is a Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3 and the Card is an NVIDIA GeForce2 MX

Thanks again
 
Old 01-23-2005, 03:18 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by thedosser
My mouse is a Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3 and the Card is an NVIDIA GeForce2 MX
My feeling is that neither of those were in existence when RH9 was released, so they might be expected to cause problems. Try Fedora Core 3 instead! It's basically a more up to date version of RH9, which is now over 1 1/2 years old.

http://fedora.redhat.com

Regards,

Samsara
 
Old 01-23-2005, 04:03 PM   #5
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Hi again,

Ill try downloading fedora I have tried changing to a standard PS/2 mouse and the same error message!
 
Old 01-24-2005, 12:50 PM   #6
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Originally posted by thedosser
Hi again,

Ill try downloading fedora I have tried changing to a standard PS/2 mouse and the same error message!
Even though RH9 is old, it should still have detected your mouse and video card.

Where did you get your RH9 from? I have had problems with cd's that come with books so I always download directly from Redhat or the Fedora project AND check the md5sum. Therefore, it is still a good idea to get the latest FC3.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 04:31 PM   #7
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I got it with a SAMS learn in 24 hours book so there may lie the problem, on the plus side I am half way through installing FC3
 
  


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