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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



On Monday 26 January 2004 09:45, 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.

Please answer my initial quesiton.  What was the name of the rpm you had to 
force.  Name?  URL?  The reason I ask is I can look inside of it and see what 
happened when you did the force.

> I dont know how  can i send them to you cause i use windows xp to send
> emails. (sorry i am still learning linux)

OK, no problem.  Can you write some of it out the old fashioned way?

> in the /etc/X11 directory i have found the following:
>
> XF86Config.old
>        "           .backup

Just as I suspected.  It made a copy of your XF86Config file and left you with 
nada.

Run this command from a root shell;

redhat-config-xfree86

See if you can configure you X-server from there.  Else we may need a copy of 
the old XF86Config file to hack on.  Floppy disk?  From a root shell;

1.  put DOS floppy in drive

2.  mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

3.  cp /etc/X11/XF86Config* /mnt/floppy

4.  umount /mnt/floppy



---- 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.
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