Home built woes

Cliff cliffo at u.washington.edu
Tue Feb 6 23:06:23 PST 2001


I echo Mike's statement. I had similar problems when RH6.2 failed to
properly detect my ATI card, but once I'd run Xconfigurator, all was well.

Cliff

Mike wrote:


> For hints, look in /var/log/XFree86*.log. Maybe X is freaking out over

> your new video card (if you're using a configuration for your old card).

>

> You could run 'Xconfigurator' or 'xf86config' to set things up.

>

> You could boot into single-user mode (at the lilo prompt, type "linux

> single") and run 'startx' as root and see what the error(s) is/are if and

> when X dies.

>

> ---------------------------

> -=<(| mike at boobaz.net |)>=-

>

> On Tue, 6 Feb 2001 at 18:06, Peter M Garfield wrote:

>

> |

> |Hi,

> |

> |I'm a semi-novice, and I have problems with my home-built PC. I just

> |upgraded the hard drive, video card, and monitor, and put up a fresh

> |installation of Red Hat 7.0 from the local mirror. Everything works

> |great...

> |

> |...and then it doesn't. The screen goes black, and I'm tossed out to

> |the (graphical) login screen. Or the screen freezes, and I can do

> |nothing. One small hint: after the first type (tossed out to login

> |screen), often the mouse pointer is frozen in the middle of the

> |screen. I always end up power cycling and plodding through the

> |resulting reboot.

> |

> |My question: how can I figure out what's happening? Any hints or

> |thoughts or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks in advance.

> |

> |Tired of running fsck manually,

> |

> |Peter

> |

> |--

> |

> |Peter M. Garfield

> |garfield at math.washington.edu

> |http://www.math.washington.edu/~garfield/

> |

> |




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