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    Install problems with RedHat 8.0 (Video Related) Please help.

    I downloaded Linux to see what all the hype was about but ran into problems.

    I downloaded ISOs, all 5 of them, burned them, booted the first disc, verified all five. My first few times through, I kept getting "error installing package" errors for different packages. On my last try, it worked, it booted.. ran through start up, all OK, and then brought up a text login (I installed desktop and told it to give me graphical) and then the screen blinked black a few times and brought up a strage screen with a blue backround, a lightblue box with black lines running down the right and bottom and this box had 2 buttons:
    the first one said "<RGIRCGS>" all in ascii letters.
    The second one said "<GGNHGG>" in ascii.
    After selecting them a few times, another box comes up with a button that says
    "<RGGZUGGS>" in ascii. Select it and it takes me back to text login.
    Sso I figured that my disc 1 was not right despite the fact that it verified.

    I redownloaded Disc1 from another FTP mirror and burned it again. Installed, had a few problems with package install errors, installed, gave me the exact same thing. I talked to a few of my Linux buddies and they told me to login and type "X" at the text prompt. I did this and it gave me the following error:
    <snip>Build: Linux 2.4.18-11smp (or something) i686 CEH (maybe that was it)
    Build Host:
    (error markers and such)
    2 (==)s, nothing important,
    1 (EE) No devices detected

    Fatal server error:
    No screens found

    So I reinstalled a few times, same deal.

    System Specs:
    1.2GHz AMD Anthlon
    512MB SDRAM PC133
    SB Live! Audigy Gamer
    GeForce4 Ti 4400 128MB DDR
    80GB HDD - Windows XP Pro (I'm on that now)
    20GB HDD - Linux RedHat 8.0 (Maybe soon!)
    Internet connection: Ethernet LAN on DSL

    I am pretty sure the video card is the problem, or more specifically, the Nvidia GeForce4 video drivers. Because after all of that happened I downloaded Mandrake 9, installed it, and the GUI ran, but when I downloaded and installed the Nvidia Linux drivers, a similar thing happened, just no weird screen with an alien language on it. but it gave the same error when I tried to run X window.

    Thanks for the support,
    James Parker

    Edit: And, yes, if you are wondering, I did select the GeForce4 during the installation video setup.

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    Re:Install problems with RedHat 8.0 (Video Related) Please help.

    No screens found, could mean that you've don't have the graphic card's drivers installed, or your X may not be setup at all. Try running xf86config as root, and make sure you have your monitors manual with you. Either that, or you know refresh rates for your monitor. This should take you through some steps on configuring X. Once this is done, you can try startx to start the gui.

    Let us know of your progress.
    AMD Athlon 2200+ 1.8Ghz
    1280MB PC-3200 CAS2.5 RAM
    ATI Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB AGP
    Western Digital WDC WD2500JB-00FUA0 250GB 7200 rpm ATA/133
    Seagate ST3200822A 200GB 7200 rpm ATA/133
    Western Digital WDC WD1200BB-00CAA1 120GB 7200 rpm ATA/133
    Western Digital WDC WD800BB-00CAA1 80GB 7200 rpm ATA/133
    Maxtor OneTouch 2HA43R32 1TB 7200 rpm USB 2.0
    D-Link DFE-530TX+ 10/100 NIC
    D-Link DWL-G520 Rev.A
    Debian 5.0r1 Lenny

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    Re:Install problems with RedHat 8.0 (Video Related) Please help.

    Will do, but what if it is the problem with the drivers not being installed? What can I do then? I do select the GeForce4 drivers during installation.

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    Re:Install problems with RedHat 8.0 (Video Related) Please help.

    That fixed it, very appreciated.

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