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Hi,

I've just installed RedHat Linux 7.0 on my system and the installation program detected an error while figuring out the display type. Hence my X server isn't able to run. So I am now using Linux under the normal console mode without any X/Windows display. How can I (from the root) drive, set right my display in order to use the windows?

Thanks in advance.
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by:ahoffmann
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XF86Setup
xf86config
# and if X is running to improve monitor settings
xvidtune
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by:baigmz
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Thanks,

I found the xf86config and xvidtune in /usr/X11R6/bin. I couldn't find XF86Setup or xf86setup anywhere.
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by:baigmz
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I ran setup and chose the "X Configuration" tool. After the welcome screen, it displayed the PCI probe screen and reported that it couldn't find the "X Server". Then it went on to the Monitor Setup screen and I am now having problem figuring out which monitor from the list could be mine.

The setup program tries to start the X Server to test the configuration but reports the following error:

"There is a problem with your X configuration. YOu may go back and modify your configuration or exit now."

I guess this problem is arising because I don't know which monitor to choose from. Mine is a Dell computer but I am trying to use a Digital 21" monitor. What should I do??
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by:garboua
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pick a "multisync generic monitor" and no chip set for clock and try.  U usually get thiss errror when you hardware refuses to deal with OS :0)
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What video card is that machine using?
And, if pci probe couldn't find the X server then there is a possibility that one of the accelerated X servers (such as *Mach64) is not at all installed on your machine.  Find out what video card you're using, bring up a hardware compatibility list for linux and find your video card and see which server it uses and install that on the machine and then rerun Xconfigurator.

Later,
Mike
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