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cuboctahedron 11-09-2002 09:39 AM

Redhat8.0 startx failes
I've bought Linux radhat 8.0 today to do my php/mysql stuff on linux. I am a very newbie here, and don't even know how a command line works (I do know DOS...)

Anyhow the installation was ok, but when I restated my computer I get a text-based logon screen (while in the installation I chose graphical).

After logon I see [root@localhost root]# (assuming that's the linux version of c:\ )

The redhat installation instructions say I have to type startx if I dont see a graphical screen.

However when I do that I get a bunch of error messages lke ....XIO: fatal error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

I suppose it has something to do with the graphical card perhaps. I have a Diamond stealth II s220 v1.3 4Mb card running.

In the installation I chose 1024 x 768, so perhaps that is causing a conflict.
So basically my question is:
1) Is the error caused by the graphical card
2) if so How can I resize my resolution in say 800x600
3) where are the drivers for the card?

Help really appreciated
Knd regards

PS the card is supposed to be supported.

Azrael 11-09-2002 12:00 PM

This card is not supported by XFree 4.x. But you can run it with Xfree 3.x. So first of all, check which X version you have installed and which one startx trys to use if both are installed. So login and do startx -- -version. If it says something like 4.2 you need to deinstall X and install the latest XFree 3.x release. Maybe it's also on your CDs.

cuboctahedron 11-09-2002 01:51 PM

I was able to select the videocard from the videocard menu, so I suppose redhat must support it? It didnt recorgnize the card by default though.

Also when I do the setup itself, the graphics are ok, but it is just after the installation.

Typing 'setup' from the command line, hoping to change video settings didnt help, since there were no videosettings.

I also tried 'redhat-config-xfree86' but that gave errors so I could start it.


cuboctahedron 11-09-2002 03:03 PM

I looked at my file at /etc/X11/XF86Config and these were my display settings:
Section "device"
#no known options
Identifier "Diamond Stealth II S220"
Driver "vga"
Vendorname "Diamond Stealth II S220"
Boardname "Diamond Stealth II S220"


Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Diamond Stealth II S220"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 16

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Hope this helps a bit

Azrael 11-09-2002 05:47 PM

As far as I can tell, it does not looks good. Seems that this card has always been a problematic one (if the number of postings at has any statistical value).

By the way: X setup with redhat is done via XConfigurator.

cuboctahedron 11-10-2002 04:25 AM

I believe XConfigurator in redhat8 is replaced by 'redhat-config-xfree86' .
During the installation it chooses 'rendation veride 2x00' and the display during installation is ok

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