Re: problem configuring X on redhat 9
- From: "Thomas D. Ward" <tward1978 earthlink net>
- To: "Tatus Maximus" <dosferatu hotmail com>
- Cc: "Gnome Accessibility List" <gnome-accessibility-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: problem configuring X on redhat 9
- Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 22:35:44 -0400
Hi, Xconfigurator is gone, but it has actually changed names to
The RH setup tool also will launch the redhat-config for x, and you can do
it that way as well.
----- Original Message -----
From: Tatus Maximus <dosferatu hotmail com>
To: <nick nickgawronski com>
Cc: <gnome-accessibility-list gnome org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 10:20 PM
Subject: Re: problem configuring X on redhat 9
> Don't know how much this is going to help, but I'll give it a go. I had
> this same problem with an Nvidia card about 2 weeks ago after installing
> RH8. Same DDCprobe error and all. I solved this by going out to Nvidia
> downloading their latest driver for Linux. I made sure that I was booted
> into the kernel I was using, and rebuilt the driver with
> I then had to edit the /etc/X11/XF86Config file (after backing it up) to
> change the native "nv" driver to "nvidia." After I restarted "X" I then
> my gui. Of course, this may be a problem for you. As far as my
> goes, the S3 cards have never really had great support for Linux.
> Also, a friend tells me that you no longer have to use the "rpmbuild
> --rebuild" for the Nvidia driver (for RH9 that is). I have been told that
> the new RPM they have for RH9 should do a rebuild for the current kernel
> use all on it's own. All you have to do is rpm -e the current Nvidia
> and then rpm -ivh the same rpm file from the Nvidia website under the new
> Sorry if this doesn't help you out any. And I believe you couldn't find
> binary for Xconfigurator because Redhat no longer provides it. Why I
> know. I was kind of upset when I tried to use it the first time on RH8.
> Seems to me the only alternative is to edit the XFree86 file by hand now.
> Anybody else out there feel free to jump in...
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