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Old 08-22-2003, 05:21 PM   #1
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Angry xwindows hangs

I've had a little expierence with red hat linux and I have had v. 7.2 (this same version i'm using now) on my machine before.

The problem is when I try to startx or try to login using the graphical login. the screen will display a sieres of discolerd garbage and I cant make anything out. The mouse works and I can see that but the desktop is distorted and non-functional.

When I log in in text mode the shell works fine.

Ive tryed alot of things but I just cant get it working.

Heres my system:

P2 400
196 mb ram
Ati radion 7000 64mb (the install detects my card as ati genaric)
Genaric monitor

Obviosly it is a graphics problem but I just cant fix it.
Any help would be great
Old 08-22-2003, 05:30 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

As root try running:

And make sure your settings are correct. Try it with a lower resolution if you still have problems.

Last edited by david_ross; 08-22-2003 at 05:31 PM.


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