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Re: [vox-tech] REPOSTING Radeon 9600 pro + red hat 9 + gnome
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Re: [vox-tech] REPOSTING Radeon 9600 pro + red hat 9 + gnome



My guess is that you successfully installed the driver and now you just
need to (re) configure X.  Redhat comes with Xconfigurator (spelling?).  I
personally use xf86config.  The _no screens_ error usually means you
haven't specified a correct set up of horiz/vert refresh rates to make
your monitor and graphics card play nice.

RedHat does a lot things its own way and X is one of them.  It's really
easy to set up a graphics card RH knows about (usually just autodectected
and configured during install).  Since that didn't work out for you, you
unforuntely have to do things the ugly way...ugly meaning editing the
XF86Config (usally found in /etc/X11) configuration file manually, or
using a not-quite-as-user-friendly non-gui tool (like xf86config) to help
you generate that file.

The good thing about doing things this way is that you learn a lot more
about what XFree86 is and what it does, along with some of the hows and
whys of Linux drivers and all that fun stuff that a typical RH
installation tries to hide from you.

On Mon, 26 Jan 2004, Gunnar wrote:

> I forced the rpm cause i was following a "How to" and they said i should
> force it if it didnt install on the first try.
>
> I took a look at those directories you said:
>
> in the /var/log i found some XFree86 logs (all of them seemed to be the same
> for me but with diferent names. and they did not have "error" on their file
> name)
> I dont know how  can i send them to you cause i use windows xp to send
> emails. (sorry i am still learning linux)
>
> in the /etc/X11 directory i have found the following:
>
> XF86Config.old
>        "           .backup
>
>
> thx for helping me out
> Gunnar
>
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mark Street" <jet@sonic.net>
> To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
> Sent: Monday, January 26, 2004 3:20 PM
> Subject: Re: [vox-tech] REPOSTING Radeon 9600 pro + red hat 9 + gnome
>
>
> > On Monday 26 January 2004 09:03, Gunnar wrote:
> > >  Hello Folks
> > >  I just started using linux 2 days ago and i am a little bit lost. I
> have
> > >  a 9600 pro and red hat 9 installed on my system.  I tried to install
> > >  9600 pro drivers from ati to my red hat following a "how to". The last
> > >  command i gave was rpm -i -force filename. Then i cant get startx to
> > >  work (gnome).
> >
> > Not a good thing.  Why did you have to use the force option with rpm?
> What is
> > the package name you installed?
> >
> > We need the complete output from the XFree86 Error, look in /var/log/ for
> the
> > XFree86 error log.
> >
> > Looks like your XFree86 config file might have gone missing.  Take a peek
> in
> > /etc/X11 and see if the RPM package you forced made a backup of the old
> one.
> >
> > >  I get the following messages when i type startx at prompt:
> > >  (EE) Unable to locate /open config file
> > >  (EE) Error from xf86HandleConfigFile()
> > >
> > >  Fatal error:no screen found.
> > >
> > >  My kernel is 2.4.20-8
> >
> > --
> > Mark Street, D.C.
> > Red Hat Certified Engineer
> > Cert# 807302251406074
> > --
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