View Full Version : need help immediatly w\ RedHAT 7.2
i jsut installed REDHAT 7.2 again
i have 2 HDD's
1 has Win XP
and the other REDHAT 7.2
once again, when it tried to load into linux, i get a yellow flickering screen?
i think its got to be monitor or VId driver problems
how do i fix it, and \or install new ones
don't know the command line, a newbie to this linux stuff
01-26-02, 05:21 PM
I've used redhat 7.1 and a bunch of mandrake (it's based on redhat, isn't it??) and never had a yellow screen...
I've had black, blue, green, and white screens with video problems, never even heard of a yellow one, and i'm the king of defective linuxes!!:p
Was XP installed first? I hear if you do linux then XP, xp just nukes every linux bootloader.
i have XP already installed
i have now been able to hit Ctrl + Alt + Backspace during the yellow flickering screen and i can finally enter a login and password
after i do that it says:
and then i can hear my Hdd bing hit and its constantly working, but that is as far as i go
01-26-02, 05:48 PM
Well, logging in is a start!
You can try to kill the xserver, i forget the command off the top of my head. PenguinFreak or XWRed1 probly knows it. After that you could edit some XFree86 files until it works, probly a sort of trial-and-error approach though...
You say that RedHat is on a diff hard drive? Your best bet MAY be to just try and reinstall it. I've had probs with redhat not working the first time, but being flawless the second.
Just wait until u get someone else's opinion before you go and blow away redhat, the topic of ur thread makes it sound like u don't have much time...
i forget the command off the top of my head.
If its set to run when you start up, X will restart immediately right afterwards, though.
Try running `xf86config` to configure X. Its a little easier than editting the config file by hand.
01-26-02, 06:12 PM
i've never been able to run that. then again, only time i ever tried was with some crap no-name distro, lol. Usually i just reinstall and the world is right:p
When installing Linux next time pay special attention to the X settings. Find out your settings for your monitor eg mine are:
Hsync = 30 - 50 kHz
Vsync = 47 - 120 Hz
What graphics chip are you using? If it is a GeForce 2 or 3 then you will need to make sure that you have XFree86 v4.01 or greater.
Your best bet may be to install X but not to activate graphical login
Then Have a play about in the config files, or install drivers etc before trying it out.
Hope this helps, post back here if you have more problems.
If X is all garbeled you could to Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to restart it or do Ctrl-Alt-1 and login, then type init 2 or try [i] killall kdm [i].
01-27-02, 12:47 PM
You guys I was wondering something... Are the most part of hardware out there in the market compatible with linux?
Because I plan on doing a single boot on linux just to learn how to use it, I want to use an SCSI XP 2000+ with the soon to be XP333a Mobos using SCSI on a RAID 0 setup with a good promise tech Card...and I can get myself a testing system before I actaully get my hands on the hardware I'am talking about, so I was wondering if say redhat 7.2 was as compatible, or if there is a list of compatibility for redhat 7.2? I plan on getting a cheap-o system, i got the ram, cdrom, hard drive, but I'd have to look for a video card mobo etc, i also got a psu...so what i would like to know if it would be compatible with older equipment...
ok, im re-installing ot for the 3rd time
when it ask me to set my monitor driver, there is a driver in the list that matches mine exactly, so i use it
as far as video cards, thats a diffeent story
i run a geforce 2 ultra, dell oem
so i know it has a different bios in it
so, i hae tried every other geforce 2 driver and no changed results
now i decided to no install X configurations during install, hope it works
ill keep everyone informed
Are the most part of hardware out there in the market compatible with linux?
It depends. Alot of hardware like video cards won't work unless there is a driver. Passive things like motherboards or standard ide controllers will work, unless they do odd things that require a driver.
using SCSI on a RAID 0 setup with a good promise tech Card
Linux will be fine with the raid array as long as the promise controller actually does the raid right (their ide controller does not) and makes the array invisible to the OS, all done in hardware.
here is a question, i got to the command line after i logged in and typed xf86config
from there i was ablt to set different things
what i need to know is how would i install linux drivers for my video when in bash code
do i just download it on my other comp from the internet and put it on a floppy?
the file extension is dd, right?
well i downloaded all the files from NVIDIA
i burned them on a cd, since the files are too big for a floppy
anyways, i proceed to enter $ tar..........................................ect..
anyways, it says files not found
according to the NVIDIA text document, i have to unpack the 2 files i downloaded
how do i do it
how do access the cD from the command prompt, like you would in DOS, i know its different way, but can it be done
01-27-02, 08:45 PM
You have to be root, and the directories may change slightly from comp to comp. Enter this:
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
then just cd into /mnt/cdrom.
If the mount dosn't work, try hdb, hdc, or hdd instead of cdrom; depending on where it is on the IDE chain.
All the instructions are in Nvidia's readme. Filenames are case sensitive in Linux, so you have to be using the proper cases for the files. If you don't, it'll think you're talking about a different file.
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