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    Installing Linux

    First time installing redhat. When it boots its asking for this info

    what should I type and what comes after that. I can't seem to find this info anywhere.

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    Re:Installing Linux

    type "startx", that should give you some sort of graphical thing to work with.

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    Re:Installing Linux

    when I type that in I get

    Fatal Error
    No Screens found

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    Re:Installing Linux


    You are seeing a linux command line. There are a lot of programs you can run from the command line, including web surfing, instant messaging, application development, etc. Check this link.

    However, I assume you want a graphical desktop gui. In that case, you need to configure your video settings. You need to run xf86config.

    Depending on your video card, you might need some extra settings.

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    Re:Installing Linux

    Did you install the X Windowing System?

    Probably your best bet for a first-timer would be a standard Desktop install.

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    Re:Installing Linux

    Tyr :

    [quote author=whereismykit link=board=1;threadid=9379;start=0#msg84968 date=1087877424]
    Fatal Error
    No Screens found

    If he/she got that far, most experienced users would assume that XF86 is installed ....

    You'll need to configure your graphics settings, can't recall how to do this under redhat but it seems odd to me that the installer did not perform the configuration for you on install.

    Oh by the way what version of redhat are your running? Try typing in 'xconfigurator' from the command line, hopefully that will help.

    Good luck.

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    Re:Installing Linux

    Oh yeah...whoops Hey cut me a break that was before my third cup of coffee.

    I've seen it called "xf86config" as well. You'll need to be root user. Also, I've seen a recurring issue with RedHat where their environment for root is all screwed up. You may have to specify "/usr/sbin/xf86config".

    Strange how Red Hat didn't do this on its own. I've never had problems with it.

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    Re:Installing Linux

    I think it is Xconfigurator ...

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    Re:Installing Linux

    [quote author=Tyr_7BE link=board=1;threadid=9379;start=0#msg84978 date=1087919436]
    Strange how Red Hat didn't do this on its own. I've never had problems with it.

    Yeah no kidding. I at first when reading thru this thought maybe that it was set to run at runlevel 3 instead of 5, but X apparently isnt setup.


    Anyhoo, as the resident Red Hat whore, I must second that you should run xf86config and you should be good for go.

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    Re:Installing Linux

    If that doesn't work, look for a line number somewhere in the error message.
    IE: error in /etc/X11/XF86Config on line 319

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