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Old 02-15-2004, 07:12 PM   #1
williamp0044
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RedHat Enterprise AS...blank screen


My Computer specs are:
AMD Athlon 1.7ghz
256mb ram
IBM 120gb
ATI Raedon 7000
Biostar M7N8D *not sure about the model #*


After I installed Red Hat Enterprise it restarted. Then it began to start the OS. The first thing I noticed was that there was a message that said something like:
Quote:
Red Hat Enterprise AS needs at least 256mb of ram to run the *something I don’t remember* configuration. 254mb has been detected in 10s the system will proceed.
So then it continued to run the services then it ran a service call "firstboot" then the screen went blank and the monitor went into stand by. I tried restarting but it was the same thing.

What can I do to fix this problem without reinstalling?



I think the memory message may no longer appear since I have disabled Video BIOS
 
Old 02-15-2004, 08:25 PM   #2
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Okay I got further in the process but now right after it shows:

login:

I think it trys to start the gui login the screen goes into standby. I think it may be because of the resoultion but my video card should support 1120x640.

Anyone have any suggestions?
 
Old 02-15-2004, 11:06 PM   #3
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Now I have been able to turn of the login is screen so I can do a text loging what can I change in the XF86Config file to lower the resolution so the monitor does not turn off on me.
 
Old 02-16-2004, 09:37 AM   #4
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Howzit

Try login in text mode once that has been done run the cmd redhat-config-xfree86 this is the cmd to adjust your screen settings start low and work your way up. set screen res and refresh rate accordingly.

then change login into Gui mode by editing /etc/inittab file.

chow
 
Old 02-16-2004, 10:26 AM   #5
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I tried to run "redhat-config-xfree86" and it was the same problem.
The screen goes blank and the monitor goes into standby.
 
Old 02-16-2004, 05:09 PM   #6
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I am posting XF86Config. Can someone please take a look at it I would really like to get X11 working...


Quote:
# XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen 1" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"
EndSection

Section "Files"
# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.

RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"

# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"

# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
#
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Dell E771p"
DisplaySize 300 225
HorizSync 30.0 - 70.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "ATI Radeon"
Driver "radeon"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen 1"
Device "ATI Radeon"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection
 
Old 02-17-2004, 11:18 AM   #7
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Well forget this I am reinstalling Red Hat 9 low res I have been working at this for the past 3 days and can no longer be bothered with it.
 
  


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