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Old 12-08-2002, 06:15 AM   #1
ranma
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problem starting redhat linux


I have installed Redhat linux rom iso images that i burnd on CDs
I tested them with the incorpored test and it said that it is ok to install from these media
the installation worked fine but when i tried to start Linux it puted out the message the Xserver can't start
What could I do ?
 
Old 12-08-2002, 08:48 AM   #2
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You need to configure your video system, what type of video card do you have?
Also to get to a text console (a very important step if you have x problems) you can boot the install cd and start your system in rescue mode, you need to edit /etc/inittab and change the default runlevel so that your not booting to X, look for something like the following,
Code:
# These are the default runlevels in Slackware:
#   0 = halt
#   1 = single user mode
#   2 = unused (but configured the same as runlevel 3)
#   3 = multiuser mode (default Slackware runlevel)
#   4 = X11 with KDM/GDM/XDM (session managers)
#   5 = unused (but configured the same as runlevel 3)
#   6 = reboot

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:3:initdefault:
The last line is what you need to change.

Last edited by Aussie; 12-08-2002 at 08:54 AM.
 
Old 12-09-2002, 01:49 PM   #3
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thanks for help

thanks

I have an Nvidia geforce4 video card

after I read your post I noticed that the Windows installation CDs domaged the REd hat partition
so I reinstalled it .This time I did not change 16bit colors to 24bit colors and this time Redhat booted.

Could this have been the problem ?

thanks
 
Old 12-09-2002, 02:36 PM   #4
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Maybe that was the case. Actually its good to have only 16bit colors because your next step will be to go www.nvidia.com and download drivers for 3d acceleration.
 
Old 12-09-2002, 04:51 PM   #5
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thanks

thanks for replying I downloaded them and installed the RPM packages .Is this enough?

Thanks
 
Old 12-09-2002, 09:06 PM   #6
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No you need to edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file, just follow the instructions in the README available at the nvidia linux download site.
 
  


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