l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
L U G O D
 
Next Meeting:
November 4: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
TBD
Latest News:
Oct. 10: LUGOD Installfests coming again soon
Page last updated:
2004 Jan 26 16:48

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox-tech] REPOSTING Radeon 9600 pro + red hat 9 + gnome
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

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



To Dave:
No Xconfigurator , someone in another news told me to try that.
XFree86 doesnt run at all (application that configures my video card)
The /etc/X11/ has xf86config.backup and xf86config.old but nothing besides
that (files with that name at least)
I hope i learn how to set linux up with all the fun you mentioned :)))
thx for your reply.

to Mark:
The rpm package i installed was this one:
fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-3.7.0.i386.rpm that can be found on
http://www.ati.com/support/drivers/linux/radeon-linux.html?type=linux&prodType=graphic&prod=productsLINUXdriver&submit.x=17&submit.y=13

The "how to" i used can be found here :
http://www.rage3d.com/content/articles/atilinuxhowto/

ps: the floppy solution was AMAZING. That remembered me that if you have 2
possibles solutions for a problem then
the simpler one might be the *true* one. I wasnt even remembering the
existence of floppy. I will do what you proposed and
send the files

thx all for helpin
Gunnar



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave Margolis" <margolid@ecs.csus.edu>
To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2004 5:28 PM
Subject: 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
> > > --
> > > Key fingerprint = 3949 39E4 6317 7C3C 023E  2B1F 6FB3 06E7 D109 56C0
> > > GPG key http://www.streetchiro.com/pubkey.asc
> > >
> > > _______________________________________________
> > > vox-tech mailing list
> > > vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> > > http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox-tech
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> > vox-tech mailing list
> > vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> > http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox-tech
> >
>
> _______________________________________________
> vox-tech mailing list
> vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox-tech
>


_______________________________________________
vox-tech mailing list
vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox-tech



LinkedIn
LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
facebook
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
Sunset Systems
Who graciously hosts our website & mailing lists!