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["Followup-To:" header set to comp.os.linux.hardware.] On 24 Nov 2003
18:57:16 -0800, XXXX@XXXXX.COM staggered into the Black Sun and
We were all newbies once.
During the install, RHAS was using the VESA framebuffer. This always
works, but it's slow and is not recommended if you're going to actually
sit at the machine's console and use X.
Did you configure X properly, using the X configuration tool provided by
Redhat? If this machine is really going to be a server, why does it
need X? If it's going to be a desktop, why did you pay the extra for
[nVidia evil binary-only kernel modules and such]
Yes, if you read the README and follow the directions. Alternatively,
and perhaps more easily, you can use the Free "nv" X server, which will
work as long as you don't need hardware-accelerated 3D. (Why do you
need hardware-accelerated 3D on a server?) I think Redhat's X
configuration is done via the "setup" command, so log in as root and
enter "setup" on the command line, then navigate the menus until you
find "X configuration", then follow that.
Next time, try something *before* posting to a newsgroup, and report
what you tried, and how it failed.
~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html , HTH.
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