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Old 09-20-2003, 11:27 PM   #1
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Unhappy Red Hat 9 X Issues...


To cut a long story short, I was tired of Windows and wanted change. After grabbing myself a copy of RH9, I set up a dual-partition, with XP the default OS.

The installation went fine, but apparently, X configuration didn't. Before I continue, here are the vital specs:

*Windows XP (Primary), RH9 dual-boot environment, with GRUB as boot loader.
*GeForce FX 5200, 128 MB of video RAM.
*SyncMaster 955DF Monitor
*PS/2 optical mouse

When I select to load RH9 at GRUB, it starts to load, then the screen goes black and my monitor goes off. VERY frustrating, as I have to send a CRTL+ALT+DELE command to reboot.

At the X config screen during the installation process, I chose the GeForce FX driver, 24 bit color, and 1024X768.

What's going on here? How can I fix X? This is really frustrating, and I pray you guys can help me.
 
Old 09-20-2003, 11:52 PM   #2
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You probably can't run it at that without the driver. Make sure you test your x configuration when re-configuring.

# Configuring X
Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO - video cards
The Linux XFree86 HOWTO
Configuring XFree86 for a Non-Specific Linux Distribution
Common X configuring tools:
Debian - dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
Mandrake - XFdrake
Redhat 7.3 down - the setup utility leads to several config tools
Redhat 7.3 up - redhat-config-xfree86
You may have these tools:
XF86Setup
XFree86 -configure
Xconfigurator
xf86cfg
xf86config
xconf
If you need the nVidia driver, you want the Linux IA32 driver

# Red Hat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Red Hat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network
Manage software:
redhat-config-packages
Red Hat 9.0 Package Management Tool
Manage users
redhat-config-users

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project
 
Old 09-21-2003, 03:05 AM   #3
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Thanks for the speedy response piper, but unfortunately, I cant run any of the tools you suggested.

'XFree86 -configure' brings up a long list, but does not let me configure anything.

'XF86Config' is located in '/etc/X11/' . But for some reason, I cant open it, as it brings up a "Command not found" print. I opened it in vi, but i really cant do much with it.

I appreciate any ideas for this linux

Last edited by Showtime8000; 09-21-2003 at 03:07 AM.
 
Old 09-21-2003, 03:31 AM   #4
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Thanks for the speedy response piper, but unfortunately, I cant run any of the tools you suggested.

'XFree86 -configure' brings up a long list, but does not let me configure anything.
You are contradicting yourself there. XFree86 -configure wouldn't bring up a long list if you couldn't run it. I think your config file is probably /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

You are logging in as root to do this, right?

You may have an easier editor to use. See what happens if you command:

pico -w /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

Check your typing carefully for typos (try up arrow and correct your typos) when you try some of the other commands as 2 or 3 of them are part of the X package.

XF86Setup
XFree86 -configure
Xconfigurator
xf86cfg
xf86config
xconf

Red Hat Linux 9: Red Hat Linux Reference Guide Chapter 7. The X Window System

Perhaps you would find the command line easier if you install Midnight Commander.
An Introduction to the Midnight Commander
Midnight Commander home page
 
Old 09-21-2003, 04:07 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by fancypiper
You are contradicting yourself there. :
I do that a lot.

After some searching, I found a relevent article on my problem:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=92073

Thanks for your time piper.

Lesson Learned: Search before you ask!
 
  


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