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> Issues Installing Redhat 9, Video troubles
post Oct 10 2003, 02:37 AM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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I attempted to install Redhat 9 on my XP 2600+, with a Asus A7N8X running a GeForce FX 5200.
The problem is graphics related I think, because when I choose to do a graphical install the monitor
goes dead ( recieves no input). The same happens when I install using text based, well when I restart
and I assume the OS tries to start X.

What am I todo, I have the latest driver for both my motherboard and graphics card but I can't install
it coz the monitor goes dead.

Is there some way I can perhaps some configurations I can do to the display settings during the install or
if not just disable the automatic starting of X.

Any ideas and suggestions would be much appreciated.

Thanx in advance

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post Oct 13 2003, 10:47 AM
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If you haven't already got this fixed, then when you boot in GRUB, press the e button to edit the kernel line. Move the bar down to the kernel line and press e again to edit.

add "a space" and 3 at the end of the kernel line to boot into runlevel 3 ... (a non GUI mode).

press enter to save the kernel line, then b to boot...

After you boot, login as root.

go to /etc

edit the file inittab and change the line:




and you will boot in NON GUI mode ...

since you have a nforce2 chipset, you must install the chipset drivers from here (instructions here)

then download the latest nvidia video drivers from here (instructions here)

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