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Old 09-17-2003, 04:11 PM   #1
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redhat 9 X problem

i was previosly using redhat8

then i got redhat 9

so i decided to clean install.

i installation goes fine.

and configure X.

but my X server crashes after booting the linux.

i hv 32mb sis 300/305 card with dualbootable Xp 128mb ram,40gb HDD.

another problem is that my redhat 7.1 installtion starts in GUI

but not 8 & 9 why.

what can i do?
Old 09-17-2003, 09:40 PM   #2
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For your X server, take a look at /etc/X11/XF86Config and in the video section, your settings should look like this:
Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "sis"
        VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
        BoardName   "SiS 300"
        VideoRam    32768
To make Linux boot in a GUI login (X server), you will need to edit /etc/inittab by changing the default runlevel to 5.
Old 09-19-2003, 02:11 PM   #3
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the proble differs


u r right but the problem is different one.

i hv tried the installation 3 or 4 times.

every time the X server crashes.

i hv tried it booting 3 or 4 times but the X server doesnt start
at all it keeps on failing.

what should i do.

but i tried i diff. thing

i upgraded the redhat 8 installation the X works fine no problemo!!

whats the problem?
with X 4.2 or with X 4.3

another thing i want to know how can i boot the installation
in GUI .
Old 09-19-2003, 02:15 PM   #4
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GUI is graphical user-you probably ment CLI.if you want to boot into text mode,
1.if you are using grub,edit the kernel parameters(by pressing 'e') by adding a '3' to it.
2.if you are using lilo/floppy etc, type 'linux 3' at 'boot:'
once you reach textmode,try xf86config or redhat-config-xfree86 to reconfigure X.


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