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> Xesrver, Red Hat Linux -8
post Aug 6 2003, 11:39 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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Dear ALL

I am first time user in Linux.

In my PC I have 2 hard disk . one is IDE (loaded with Win 2000 Professional) and another one is SCSI
Loaded with Redhat linux 8.0.

Until few days every thing was working fine ( i.e. win 2k and Red hat) .

one day i tried to load Quake3 demo version in Win 2k without knowing that it required some special
hardware . as i failed i uninstalled it.

after that because of power trip my PC got restarted and afterthat Redhat X server is not running.
in text mode all is working but GUI is not comming up in redhat. ( in win 2k there is no problem)

checking up on the error log the messgae is cooming as :

unable to load fbdevhw.
unabel to load DRI

it tries to find out monitor synch etc and failing that comes back to text prompt and in that i can login as root also.
but typing startx doesnot starts GUI .

do i need to reinstall the Redhat once again to resolve this or teher is some way out.

kindly let me know what i shoud do to restor the Xfree86.


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post Aug 7 2003, 12:32 AM
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Its GNU/

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you can try this to get a working ... but probably not very optimized ... GUI.

You must do this as the root user .....

First, copy the current XF86Config file to a backup using this command:

cp /etc/X11/XF86Config /etc/X11/XF86Config.original

Then, make a very generic XF86Config file like this ....

cd /root
XFree86 -configure

Then, copy the new XF86Config file to the /etc/X11 directory....

cp /root/ /etc/X11/XF86Config

Then try startx again and see if it works.....

Johnny Hughes
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