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Old 06-26-2003, 10:59 AM   #1
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red hat probs after install

hey y'all,
installed red hat 9 on my dell laptop -- its now dual booted w/ red hat and winxp. took me like 10 tries to get it installed (red hat install kept crashing on me), but i finally got it on the machine. now it boots up fine and all, but when i run linux, certain apps (like open office) are all jacked up when i open them. some of the things don't work too. i tried putting XMatrix as my screensaver cause its damn cool, but that didn't work properly, and some of the apps wouldn't open when i opened them. i know thats a lotta stuff, but any ideas? thx.
Old 06-26-2003, 11:03 AM   #2
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I'm just taking a guess here but how much <swap> space/RAM etc. did you set up? You'll have to look for the command that tells you this( I can't remember it)
Old 06-26-2003, 11:32 AM   #3
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512 MB Ram
Old 06-28-2003, 08:11 PM   #4
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Maybe Red Hat did not install correctly.
Can you be more specific on the errors?
Does the command "rpm -Va" do anything strange?
Old 06-29-2003, 12:00 AM   #5
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check for swap or reinstall

$df -a

will show you the swap allocated.. typically, it should be twice the system memory, i.e 1GB in your case..

otherwise, try installing it from the scratch. ensure that the partitions adhere to recommended standards

/boot 100MB of type ext3
<swap> twice the size of your system memory
/ for the rest of the space

hope this helps...
Old 06-29-2003, 12:10 AM   #6
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lol. NO ONE needs a gig of swap space.

300-400MB is the max you'd need.


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