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Old 07-17-2003, 11:08 PM   #1
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whenever i try to boot up my pc into the gui i just get a funky screen all stretched looking and my mouse pointer. I can move my mouse but i cannot do anything else. I am running Red Hat 7.3 please help me. Let me know what other information you may be needing to assist me. Sorry for lack thereof i am just starting to use linux and i am a complete newbie at it.
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although im not positive It will work in 7.3
Old 07-18-2003, 01:15 PM   #3
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i dont know how to run redhat-config-xfree86 what the cmd to have it go? i was told by someone to check out xconfig too but like i said before i am totally new to linux so i am also not sure how to run that.
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type that in in CLI (command line interface) mode. You said you didnt have a working GUI, so i'm assuming you are working out of CLI mode. It's just a black screen with white text all over it.

Tell me what your screen looks like and then we can go from there.
Old 07-18-2003, 01:45 PM   #5
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Actually, redhat-config-xfree86 is not part of RedHat 7.3.

You will have to type Xconfigurator at the command line.

And, perhaps, xf86config.

Last edited by Mathieu; 07-18-2003 at 01:47 PM.
Old 07-18-2003, 01:53 PM   #6
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Have you recently used that monitor with that same video card and had it working properly? I say this because I had the same problem a while back when I hooked up my roommate's old monitor to his new box (which was running Windows XP(losion)) and the same thing you are describing happened. Fact of the matter was the monitor couldn't handle the refresh rates being pumped out by the high-end AGP video card. Had to replace the monitor.

Just an idea.


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