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Old 11-01-2003, 07:10 PM   #1
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Unhappy Trouble installing Red Hat Linux 9.0

Hello All,
I am a Linux newbie.
I am having lots of problems setting up RedHat Linux 9.0. And I am not familiar with any Linux text commands.

Here is my problem:
I managed to installed everything (included the GRUB bootloader) into my system. My system will a dual boot system along side with WinXP. I know that the installation went well because it auto reboots accordingly after the installation of files, and I can see rows of texts during the Linux bootup process.
But once it trys to get into the GUI mode, all I see on the screen is fuzzy color bands, which means that the refresh rate has been set incorrectly. I have a GeForce FX card and a Philips 107T5 monitor.

Has anyone seen this problem? Does anyone out know how to fix this problem?
Old 11-01-2003, 07:13 PM   #2
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You probably need to install Nvidia drivers
Old 11-01-2003, 10:41 PM   #3
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How do I go about doing that ?
Please help.

It is asking for the "localhost login:". And I don't even remember setup up a login ID.
Please help.
Old 11-02-2003, 01:03 AM   #4
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In one moment of the installation the system ask you for root password and name and pass of another user.
I you don't remember anything you must reinstall the OS .
Old 11-02-2003, 09:10 AM   #5
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This reply form is TERRIBLE. I just typed a WHOLE LOT to you and the changes were LOST when I hit "submit reply" instead of "post reply"!!!

First, if you don't know the password - then how were you going to log in even in graphical mode? Nightjar is correct - you'll have to reinstall the OS!

This time make sure you choose your video card correctly (nVidia) if it doesn't automatically find it.

I had originally written a whole lot about using the "linux rescue" mode. You would have to put in the CDs and type "linux rescue" when you rebooted the computer (with the CDs in there). I then tried to tell you how to change to a non-graphical mode (by changing your /etc/inittab file to say "3" instead of "5"). Then I said how to edit your /etc/X11/XF86config file. Lastly, I mentioned how to download the drivers from nVidia and compile them. I even included things you should know like using the "cd" command to change directories - and the "emacs" command to edit a file (and to make sure you hit "ctrl-x ctrl-c" to get out of emacs).

HOWEVER, all those things that I wrote to you won't help you at all unless you know your own username and password.... and you need to know the "root" password as well.

Good luck with your re-installation. Hope the video driver installation goes better this time!

Last edited by brianabroad; 11-02-2003 at 09:17 AM.


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