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Old 08-11-2002, 09:59 AM   #1
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Unhappy Hi, new to this Linux thing...problems installing RedHat 7.3


I'm pretty stuck on installing Redhat 7.3...well, its installed, but i'm having problems with my display.

After it installs i reboot using a floppy, and its starts to load the system up.

Goes through everything ok, then when it leaves 'DOS' mode and goes to boot the desktop (KDE) the screen just remains blank.

It done the same thing when i clicked on test display settings during the install.

I have to reset the computer and re install the thing, only to find it does it again and again...

Any help would be appreciated, I have already had SUSE 8.0 installed, and had no major problems with that, until i tried to change my resolution. I'm also downloading Mandrake at the moment, so will be trying that soon aswell.
Old 08-11-2002, 11:40 AM   #2
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Hiya, welcome to LQ!

My guess would be X. Next time try X 4.1.0 w/o hardware acceleration. Click on the right-most button. And choose 24-bit at 1024 by 768.

Or you could tell me about your setup.
Old 08-11-2002, 11:54 AM   #3
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Yeah , sorry...meant to post that.

MSI nForce 420D Pro motherboard
Built in GeForce 2 MX Class.
Built in nForce sound.
512meg of DDR Ram.
1 MEG Cable Connection.
Lite-On 24102B CDRW.

Thats from the top of my head

Anything else u might need to know, gis a shout
Old 08-11-2002, 01:08 PM   #4
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Hmmmm.... well, I know, it is not easy, but the least error prone way of getting X is configure it manually:
Make sure, you have the latest nvidia driver installed. Older version may not contain support for the nforce chip. You can download them from Then, you can follow the instructions in the readme file on their website. I just recommend you to boot into run-level 3. When lilo (bootloader) starts, enter Linux 3 (You can replace linux by what you want to start. May be it's called redhat on you system). Once booted (you're in command line mode now), you should be able to handle it. I know, It's not the easiest thing for beginners, but hey, that's the way I had to do it and I learned a lot from it
Have fun


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