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Old 08-19-2003, 04:13 AM   #1
benny515
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I'm a stupid linux newbie please HELP!


On the cover disc of a magazine DVD I got Red Hat 9 free on three ISO's. WOW I thought "LINUX AT LAST!".

So I burnt the images blah blah blah tested the media before installing (what a nice little tool, test the discs before you start installing). I was blown away with the Linux setup it was amazing. I just used a standard desktop installation and have tried others. but when I boot my system and select linux from the grub boot loader it starts loading the unix console and when it comes to me logging in the screen keeps flashing out and in again, and then a pale blue error box appears with no errorm when I click yes it shows me that there is a problem with my graphics card driver (Radeon 9100). I have also tried other drivers including the 8500. but I still get problems with my display!

AND... when I type startx I get a server crash maybe I set up my network settings incorrectly during install...PLEASE HELP GUYS!!!
 
Old 08-19-2003, 04:17 AM   #2
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I don't think that it's anything to do with your network setup. It sounds like X is not configured correctly. Either edit XF86Config to see if any of the settings are incorrect, [or post a link to it here], or run then xf86config script. It does actually sound like support for your graphics card isn't good, but if you way you've tried other drivers including this one, then I can't see how that could be [unless you haven't tried the right driver, of course...]
 
Old 08-19-2003, 04:19 AM   #3
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ask a stupied question!

Ask a stupied question! But umm...xf86config???
 
Old 08-19-2003, 04:28 AM   #4
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xf86config is a script to configure your X configuration file. It's usually located in either /usr/bin/X11/xf86config or /usr/X11/bin/xf86config. Just type xf86config at a terminal. It generates an XF86Config file.
 
Old 08-19-2003, 04:29 AM   #5
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oh, and I forgot to mention that the xf86config file is located at /etc/X11/XF86Config
 
Old 08-19-2003, 04:43 AM   #6
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YAY

YAY thank you very much as soon as I get home from work I shall try it. Even if there isn't much to say about linux (but there is...it's brilliant), the linux people, and community are fantastic.
 
Old 08-19-2003, 04:49 AM   #7
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you're welcome..
 
  


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