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I just installed Redhat 7.1 on an older machine I had sitting around. Every went fine, but when I boot Redhat I end up with a text mode login. After loggin in, I issue the command startx, but I then get a large message that scrolls across the screen very fast, so I can only read the last bit of the error message that stays on the screen. It says: SVGA - Mode definition....then lists a res...and says deleted. Last lines say SVGA - There is no mode definiton name "640 x 840"
Fatal server error
No valid mode found
XIO fatal server IO error 104 ....etc
When I run Xconfigurator and enter all of my correct settings at the end when it tries to test my config it says there is a problem with the configuration and starts Xconfigurator over.
I am running a Trident 9680 vid. card. Should I upgrade Xfree86? How do I find out what version I am running? What should I do? How do you scroll up to read the entire error output from startx?
Thanks for the help so far. I read through the log file, and for some reason it lists all the modes as being out of hsync range, evan though I know some were in the range I had set for the monitor. I then ran Xconfigurator again and tried to correct the problem, but when it tried to test the config, the system hung. I restarted, and now the text login promp is displayed for like half a second and then the screen goes blank and the monitor goes into suspend mode. I can't get it to recover from suspect mode. I finally gave up, and decided to reinstall redhat. I had to use a boot disk to start installation the first time, so I tried that, but got a boot failure error - initrd.img fails to load. I made a new boot disk on a windows machine using the rawrite utility, but same book disk failure. Now what do I do?
umm.. mandrake?? .. i guess thatd be a good idea.. to try something besides RH... who knows it might work... you can dowlnoad it if you have a good connection or buy a cd cheap on the net... well good luck.. i guess if it doesnt work with mandrake either its a hardware issue.. ? not sure though.. good luck though!!
I finally got RH reinstalled, but when I try to run startx I get the same error message:
--SVGA: Mode "1024x768" needs hsync freq of 56.48 khz. Deleted
**FontPath set to "Unix/:7100"
--SVGA:PCI: Trident TGUI 96xx rev 211, Memory @ 0xe000000 etc
--SVGA:Bios reports clock control Bits 0x0
--SVGA:detected a Trident 9680
--SVGA:Using Trident Programable clocks
--SVGA:using 8bpp, Depth 8, color weight 666
--SVGA:Maximun allowed dot-clock: 135.00mhz
--SVGA:There is no mode definition named "640x480"
Fatal server error
No valid modes found
Reporting bug info..........
XIO: fatal IO error 104 9connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests ( 0 known proccessed) with 0 events remaining.
I don't see why it is deleting modes...they are withing the ranges for my monitor, and I programed those in Xconfigurator. Also, I could access the x server log before reinstalling rh, but now it does not exist in the /var/log directory.