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Old 06-30-2008, 12:13 PM   #1
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problem after installing red hat


Hi

I just installed my new red hat linux webserver
installed packages:
GNOME
SMB server
web sever

and after the reboot (witch seemed very normal to me)
my screen started flashing
on and off
I could log on but there was no graphical mode installed
anyone know whats the problem (i'm not experienced enough to use only the text mode, so i would like to have a graphical mode and i would also like my screen to stop flashing)
(it does not flash while booting i can read everything perfect even when linux is starting up no problem, until the logon screen)

thanx in advance
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Old 06-30-2008, 01:05 PM   #2
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I fixed the flashing screen stuff
but I still can't get into graphical mode

anyone?
 
Old 06-30-2008, 03:37 PM   #3
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Did you install the X packages? I think by default, no X packages are installed on a RHEL server edition, but I could be wrong.
 
Old 06-30-2008, 04:37 PM   #4
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It would help a lot of you tell us which version and architecture you are running. (RHEL5-64bit)
 
Old 06-30-2008, 06:09 PM   #5
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I installed everything there was to instal
including the x window system if that is what you meen
if not how can I still install them

its red hat 7.1 server edition
petium 3 hdd 24 GB IDE
 
Old 06-30-2008, 06:53 PM   #6
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Support for RH9 was dropped in 2004 and RH7 was dropped a few years before that. After RH9 they switched to the RHEL designation. They are now on version RHEL5.2. If you are running post 2000(?) hardware you are going to have a tough time getting RH7 running, plus almost no one else is still running it. While RHEL charges to download and update, Centos does not. Centos is RHEL with the logos removed.

On a PIII you want at least 256mb of ram for the GUI to be useful and you will be a lot happier with at least 512.
 
Old 06-30-2008, 07:14 PM   #7
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I have 512 ram
I don't want anything else
RH7 is running perfect
has al the functions I want it to have
but I just want to have some kind of a graphical mode
 
Old 06-30-2008, 08:31 PM   #8
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You are perfectly welcome to do as you wish, but understand that means that you will find virtually no assistance. Since essentially no one else is still running RH7(and have not for years), there is essentially no one left with current experience on that version to help you. It is a little like asking for assistance on a Dos 3.3 problem.
 
Old 06-30-2008, 10:58 PM   #9
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In addition, it will not have had any SECURITY updates since then, so its wide open to exploits.
Your choice though...
 
  


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