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Old 08-17-2003, 04:37 AM   #1
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XFree86 ?


I just installed RH9 on a Dell Inspiron 8000. When trying to startup for the 1st time i get an error message that says "I cannot start the X Server. It says "It is likely that it is not set up correctly" Now the reason i put linux on this machine is b/c i could not see my desktop in Winbloze so i thought i would give Redhat a try since i use it on my desktop newayz. Can anyone tell me wuts wrong. It's XFree86 version 4.3.0 Could this problem be the carry over from the Winbloze problem (Not being able to see my desktop when i log in. All i see is a black screen with my cursor in windows) and now in Linux it won't even boot up XFRee. Please help It says no screens found but then it says screens found, but none have a usable config. What shall i do?? Please help im in dire need. Thanks sooo much every1 i appreciate it
 
Old 08-17-2003, 04:47 AM   #2
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Is it one EXT3 partiton on your laptop? Or do u still have Windows stuff in there as well?

BTW, i'm looking foward to getting i8500. Awesome looking notebook .
 
Old 08-17-2003, 04:50 AM   #3
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Its a laptop with Linux only. I deleted every partiton o nthe computer and started fresh with Redhat 9. I'm wonderign if its the Winbloze problem carried over. But im not sure. All ican access is command prompt
 
Old 08-17-2003, 04:52 AM   #4
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BTW i kno a close friend with the 8500. It's a pretty bulky system. The nicest thign about it is definately the screen. Only get the 8500 if ur looking for a desktop replacement becasue it is ppretty bulky and heavy. I would look into a Latitude if your thinking portable with performance.
 
Old 08-17-2003, 05:00 AM   #5
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Latitude have good battery life? I heard i8500 can run up to 3 HR doing normal word processing stuff. That's pretty impressive for desktop replacement. I like to take it with me on some lan parties as well once i hit uni. Would beat carrying 8200 Dell Desktop that's like 40kg. lol.

Anyways i should start hiding my Windows side here .

Getting back on topic: If you have your entire driver as ext3 then it should be much easier to set up. I never installed Linux on Laptops so i don't know if the installtion process is any differerent. However, i've heard getting your screen to work correctly is a little pain since Linux dosn't support digital displays too well.

Hmmm, go to "hardware" forum and you should see "laptop" on top just for laptop linux users. I'm sure people with this experience can pin point your problems better.

And in the case your LCD display looks funny refer to this:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=81845

Sorry i couldn't be much of a help. I've never ran into problem of yours. Wish you luck.
 
Old 08-17-2003, 02:30 PM   #6
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THe i8500 is ok on battery life. But the latitude is quite amazing. It's really small, has centrino. is quite powerful for anyone using it. My friend uses it for his job. He's in IT at Mount SInai Hospital in NY so he taxes it alot. It's a really great computer. And with the Docking station it would make its abilities endless.
 
  


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