Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 03-19-2002, 02:09 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2002
Distribution: Fedora Core 3
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
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:
(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
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2002
Distribution: Fedora Core 3
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
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
Senior Member
Registered: Feb 2002
Location: Shanghai, CHINA
Distribution: RH 5.0,5.1 6.0,6.1 7.0,7.1,7.2,7.3.,8.0,9.0, RH Enterprise, Fedora C1, C2
Posts: 1,216

Rep: Reputation: 45

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...


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RH72 & my monitor Rex_chaos Linux - Hardware 1 09-05-2003 08:21 PM
Dialup from RH72 slower than from Win2K on same machine ellisdodge Linux - Networking 4 08-09-2002 12:39 PM
fa311, not 312 on RH72 PLEASE HELP myra Linux - Networking 4 07-28-2002 08:46 AM
X on a RH72 fthomas Linux - Software 1 03-19-2002 02:15 PM
W2K and RH72 - kernel panic, need help with booting ... rstnkc Linux - Software 1 03-16-2002 12:17 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:41 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration