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By lengwei6803 ·
I've a 3 to 4 years Pc system running on Pentium 200 MMX TX Pro II motherboard using
SIS 5597/5598 on-board chipset display.I am having trouble on INstalling Linux redhat 7.0 GUI
when i can't get into the Gnome nor the KDE.When i typed in startx in the text-mode the display
on the monitor totally blackout and the stop responding from my Pc.
I've try to choose the lowest setting during the configuration of the display setting at the
installation but still the result is the same.
Please advise and let me know whether my motherboard with this display built-in chipset would be
able to support Linux RedHat 7.0 GUI in Gnome and KDE.
Thank you.

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by pahosler In reply to Linux GUI problem

There should be no compatibility problems. Usually this is from X being mis-configured, from the command line run Xconfigurator, if your monitor is not listed make sure you pick a generic one that your monitor most closely matches. Let the programpick the display card driver and the clock timing. If you wind up with a black screen you can try ctrl-alt-backspace, this key combo exits X. You might also want to try ctrl-alt-+, use the + key on your numeric keypad. This key combo swithces between available video modes. When you run Xconfigurator it will give you the option to test your configuration and if there is a problem, like you can't see the prompt in X after about 15 seconds it will drop you back into Xconfiguator to give you another try at the set-up. Most often if there is a problem you have picked the wrong monitor configuration.

Paul

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by mmcdade In reply to Linux GUI problem

I'm having a similar problem, running Red Hat 7.1 with an ATI RAGE 128 AGP card. As stated in the previous post, try running "Xconfigurator" as root -- this will allow you to manually configure both your monitor and your video. Using Xconfigurator, you can adjust your Hz's, screen resolution, and card memory, and then test your X Configuration again when it's done. If you're still having a problem, Linux will let you know, and will let you go back and try different configuration(s). Also try running "SuperProbe" as root -- this will give you the details of your video card/chipset. Personally, I haven't had any luck with my card. Be sure to check out the resources avaialable at Redhat.com, if you haven't already. Also check out http://xfree86.org for more details.

Hope this helps!

- Mark

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by mmcdade In reply to Linux GUI problem

Forget to mention: check out my previous post under "Linux - Support", dated 9/29/01, and titled "X-Configuration Problem" for some background on the problem -- which seems similar to yours -- that I'm having. It will show you some of the things I tried to solve it.

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