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Old 03-27-2003, 09:57 AM   #1
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I installed RH 7.1 text version (graphical version was hanging midway) and when it came to configuring the monitor/video card, refused my configuration.

I have tried every possible combination including the ones specified on the monitor.. When trying to install the graphic version, it tested the x server config and i even wrote it down and used it in the text version install , all to no avail...

any ideas??
Old 03-27-2003, 10:12 AM   #2
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well how about you tell us what hardware you have? ho ware we possibly meant to help you without some useful information?
Old 03-27-2003, 12:12 PM   #3
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U r quite right! here goes..

P II , 333 Mhz, 3 Gb HDD loaded with RH 7.1
Monitor - make unknown, 14.1 "
Hor range 45-90
Ver range 70 Hz

Video card - 2 Mb ati

any good? if u need to know anything specific pl ask...

Old 03-27-2003, 01:00 PM   #4
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Upgrade XFree86

You might consider upgrading XFree86 to 4.3.0
Old 03-28-2003, 04:46 AM   #5
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Isnt there any way to troubleshoot this problem without upgrading??

When I type startx, the screen goes blank for a few secs and
dumps a series of errors such as:

Couldnt open RGB_DB 'blah blah'
Warning, couldnt open module pcidata
failed to load module "pcidata"
Fatal server error
Unable to load required base module

any suggestions??

Old 03-28-2003, 04:10 PM   #6
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It sounds like you don't have the proper modules installed. Also, if you could get the exact error messages that would help. To find those, type:

less /var/log/XFree86.0.log

You can scroll through the messages with your arrow keys. To get out of "less" type your Q key. Hope this helps.


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