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Old 04-01-2001, 04:32 PM   #1
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Hey Everyone,

I am really interested in getting as far away from Windows as possible. I hope that Linux is what I'm looking for.

I know nothing about Linux presently but have a question about the install process. I had RH 7 installed but when I went to run KDE or GNome I received an error that XServer couldn't be started. There seemed to be a problem with my vidcard or monitor during the monitor/vid_card portion of the install I received a similar error when I tried to do a Probe on the vidcard or monitor.

My monitor is not fully supported so I chose a generic model @ 1024x786 at 16 bit. Setup found the correct vidcard but XServer had some problems starting.

Can sombody tell me how I can resolve this XServer problem not running ?



Sys Specs:

*MSI K7 Pro mobo with/Athlon 700
*256 meg ram 13 gig hd
*SB Live Value
*GF2 32 meg vidcard
*Goldstar 77i 17" monitor
Old 04-02-2001, 06:50 AM   #2
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try contacting
Old 04-03-2001, 03:36 AM   #3
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try meager settings

Run 'Xconfigurator' or 'xf86config' and choose very minor settings. 640x480x8 or something like that. Choose a low refresh rate for your monitor.

If you can get that to work. Run it again and try some more agressive settings. Slowly move up until you reach your limit. Keep good notes on what works and back up your config file.

If you can't get Xwindows to work even with the lowest settings, you may have a driver issue or something else.
Old 04-03-2001, 10:22 AM   #4
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ok thanks guys for the tips I'll partition/re-install and try it out again.



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