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Old 01-09-2007, 03:41 AM   #1
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RHEL X Server Problem on my laptop

Hi all,

i'm currently using RHEL WS Update 3 on my laptop HP Compaq nx6325.

I have successfully installed the RHEL few days ago and the OS ran smoothly. However, when i restarted the laptop today, the following problem pops up:

"Couldn't start X server, trying with a fresh configuration"

I have tried out the commands like startx, rehat-config-xfree86 -- reconfig, startx >& /tmp/startx.out
-- but those don't work,
thn i have gone to the level 3 with no GUI:
# init 3 (switch to runlevel 3)
# redhat-config-xfree86 --noui (re-generate xfree86 config file with default values for a generic multi-sync monitor and video card)

-- but
there's still no change.

What could be the solution? Or it's a fact that i can't run this OS on my laptop?

Many thanks!
Old 01-10-2007, 02:09 PM   #2
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I would suggest that you visit;
and download/install the the ATI Proprietary Linux Driver (click on the Drivers & Downloads link top of page).


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