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Old 03-19-2002, 02:09 PM   #1
fthomas
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X on a RH72


Hi there,

I installed successfully a RH72 on a Celeron 500 + geForce 256 DDR, and X was running perfectly. I bought an Athlon XP1700+, and put my "old" geForce 256 DDR (the one that was in the Celeron), into the Athlon machine.

The installation of the same RH72 went well, except that at the end, I couldn't run X to test the display settings. I finished the install anyway, and when I boot, it can't start X.

If I try to start it manually (as root), I got:
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(WW) Warning, couldn't open module bitmap
(EE) Failed to load module "bitmap" (module does not exist, 0)
(WW) Warning, couldn't open module pcidata
(EE) Failed to load module "pcidata" (module does not exist, 0)
When I have a look into the /usr/X11R6/lib, I cannot find the "modules" subdirectory which sounds really strange to me, especially because the same install on the Celeron copied it...

Anyone can help me with this? I wouldn't be forced to keep the Celeron or worse, install Windows 2000 on the Athlon !!
 
Old 03-19-2002, 03:19 PM   #2
fthomas
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Sorry about multi-posting, but I wasn't sure which was the right forum: I won't do this again.

Back to my problem now, I have more information about it: it seems that the install did not copy the /usr/X11R6/lib/modules directory, but if I add it "by hand" (i.e. copy it from the Celeron machine), everything seems to work fine.

That does not satisfy me, since the install program must have done this itself. Any clue on the topic with this new information?

Thanks all.
 
Old 03-19-2002, 06:29 PM   #3
zLinuxz
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Hi

Well, it sounds odd it wouldn't install the modules, but next time you reinstall RH7.2 you make sure by hand that they are copied by selecting the packages manually....or simply select Install everything! that is usually the best option, if you have ample amounts of space and don't care to use like 4 gigs on Linux.
Otherwise, gotta find the packages manually and make sure they get installed...
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