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Old 11-23-2001, 09:51 AM   #1
nothlit
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Unhappy cannot start X server


I finally got around to installing Redhat 7.2 on my system. I ran the installation yesterday and went with the default workstation config, and it turns out that didn't include many important things I needed (like the GCC compiler, for one), so rather than trying to go back and fix it, I decided to wipe the drive and start over from scratch. That's not the problem.

When I ran the installation for the second time, again on a clean drive, I went with the custom option, and opted to install a lot more than the previous time. The installation went fine, and then I went to boot up Linux. It got all the way through the boot process, then it told me it couldn't start the X server. It couldn't even start the configuration program so I could fix whatever the problem was.

I do recall one thing I did differently that may be the cause...there were two options for my monitor. The first time I installed I selected the first option. The second time, against my better judgment, I selected the second option. Is there a file somewhere I can manually edit that would fix this? I'm a Linux newbie, but I have enough experience to know how to navigate around the text-based system and edit stuff.

Thanks!

Last edited by nothlit; 11-23-2001 at 10:15 AM.
 
Old 11-25-2001, 05:54 AM   #2
DavidPhillips
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/etc/X11/XF86Config-4


did you try running xconfigurator

or setup



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