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Old 06-23-2004, 06:54 PM   #1
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sry but ive broken shrike


sorry for this being my first post on the forum, but ive broken my fresh install of red hat 9

i had the cds, and installed, and then used yum to upgrade and everything is ok, but i noticed that the graphics were a bit messed up so i knew i had a SiS730 onboard graphics card

i went to here:

and got this rpm
XFree86 3.3.6 xsis.rpm

then i ran it, and rebooted the machine

now when i start linux it prompts that it cant start x-server?

i tried to rpm - e xsis.rpm but it says its not installed

then i tried to rpm -e SiS_VGA_blah blah and it seems to work but on reboot it still says it cant start x, then prompts me to configure x, but no SiS730 is listed

so i try to install a ATI radeon 9200 SE but it isnt listed either!

what can i do?? im sick installing linux to 'fix' it when i mess up. i want to repair this install

please help

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Old 06-23-2004, 07:51 PM   #2
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not sure if this will help, but, have you tried running xf86config as root from the console, and choosing the sis driver? there is a guide here

provided by one of our mods. redhat 9 has xfree 4.3.0 which supports the sis chip you have according to this

the url you posted sent me to a download for a redhat 7.2 driver, so the solution to your problem is more than likely in running the config. hope that all makes sense and helps.
good luck.
Old 06-24-2004, 04:13 AM   #3
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ok, i will try to run it from console.

will also try to uninstall x from the setupcds.
Old 06-24-2004, 05:58 AM   #4
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Why would you uninstall X???
Old 06-24-2004, 09:41 AM   #5
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X is broken. X doesnt work. i cannot configure X

any of the above
Old 06-24-2004, 01:26 PM   #6
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it worked.

put in the cd, selected to install all the 'X' components again (there is no uninstall option), then it was able to configure the SiS component again

thanks to you both for your help, sorry i got a big snippy earlier


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