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Posted by: jaredandashley Jan 11 2009, 02:40 AM

I've seen this problem on this forum and was not able to figure out how to fix it.

Here is what i'm getting after i enter startx into the command prompt:

reporting problems. (see http://www.xfree86.org/)
build operating system: Linux 2.4.18-11smp i686 [elf]
build host: daffy.perf.redhat.com
then a lot of stuff I don't understand then
(EE) unable to locate/open config file
(EE) error from xf86HandleConfigFile()
Fatal Server Error:
no screen found

What I got from the previous post was that I need to upload some modules. I don't know how to figure out what modules i need.

Thank you,

Jared

Posted by: michaelk Jan 11 2009, 04:36 AM

What distribution / version of linux are you running? Redhat ???? Location of files can be different between the distributions.
knowing something abuut your hardware would also help. Video adapter and monitor type.
Does not appear that x was installed correctly since there is a line about a missing config file. If the installer could not properly detect the hardware some module may be missing.
/usr/X11R6/bin/xf86config is the console application to build a config file.

Posted by: jaredandashley Jan 11 2009, 09:24 PM

QUOTE (michaelk @ Jan 11 2009, 01:36 AM) *
What distribution / version of linux are you running? Redhat ???? Location of files can be different between the distributions.
knowing something abuut your hardware would also help. Video adapter and monitor type.
Does not appear that x was installed correctly since there is a line about a missing config file. If the installer could not properly detect the hardware some module may be missing.
/usr/X11R6/bin/xf86config is the console application to build a config file.


Redhat 8.0.

CPU: Intel® Celeron® 900MHz (w/128KB)
Chipset: Intel® 810 chipset, 100MHz FSB
Memory: 128MB SDRAM
Hard Drive: 30GB HDD
Optical Drive: Built-in 8x Max. Write CD-RW Drive; 3.5" 1.44MB FDD
Video: Intel® DirectAGP 3D (810 shared) (monitor is a E15T3r model 568)
Sound: Intel® 82801 AC '97 Audio
Network: 10/100Mbps Ethernet Card
Modem: 56K ITU v.90 PCI internal Fax/Modem
Ports/Other: 2 USB ports (1 is on front bezel); 1 Serial; 1 Parallel; 2 PS/2; 1
Midi/Game, Mic-In & Head Phone jack on front; Audio In & Out; 3 Expansion slots - 2 available

Thank you

Posted by: michaelk Jan 12 2009, 08:48 PM

Redhat is extremely old and will not support newer hardware out of the box.
I would take a look at Damn Small Linux, deli, puppy or vector. You can check out www.distrowatch.org to see what is out there.

Ok. so the x server has a problem with your video card. Here is some information.
http://www.xfree.org/4.3.0/i810.html

Posted by: jaredandashley Jan 13 2009, 11:21 AM

Thank you very much. I installed it again because I thought maybe I missed somthing while I was tending to my 8month old daughter and sure enough I did. It is working fine now except I think I did somthing else wrong because I can't run any files. It says Nautilaus does not have the application to open this file. (something like that). I'm looking on how to download the app.

Posted by: michaelk Jan 13 2009, 11:26 AM

What files are you trying to run?

Posted by: jaredandashley Jan 13 2009, 12:10 PM

trying to install limewire.

Posted by: michaelk Jan 13 2009, 06:34 PM

Did you download the latest version?
Did you follow the installation instructions.
Could be a java problem. Need to know what errors you saw.

Posted by: jaredandashley Jan 13 2009, 08:15 PM

Error says:

Can't display location.
Nautilus has no installed viewer capable of displaying "/root/LimeWireWin.exe".

Is the limewire im installing just for windows. should i find a different p2p file sharing program?

I applogize for my lack of knowledge with Linux. I've never been much of a computer guy. I do appreciate the help though.

Posted by: michaelk Jan 14 2009, 07:49 AM

Yes what you downloaded is a windows only program. Windows programs do not natively run on linux.

There is a linux version.

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