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Iam running Redhat Linux 8.0 on a p4 machine, of Intel845 GLLY motherboard and Iam not able to switch to 1024 x 768 display. Due that problem I downloaded XFree86 4.3.0 and installed using Xinstall.sh(script) but after installing that , Iam not able to get the desktop even,just the Screen with a cursor 'X' came and its not loading the previous login screen also.Iam unable to get the desktop. Iam a newbie in linux.so kindly help me or you please give me links on the web,so that I can get the information for configuring XFree86 4.3.0 on Redhat Linux 8.0
 
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by:effiqua
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Dear Experts,

Iam a newbie in linux, so please help regarding this
XFree86 4.3.0 . Iam in desperate need. Eagarly waiting
for your answers and comments..


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by:majorwoo
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what is your video card? what is your monitor?

Did your X work before you switched to 1024x768? and if so what was its resolution then??
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by:mburdick
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The Intel 845 chip set does not support anything beyond 800x600, 256 colors at this time. There are documents on the RedHat web site detailing that:

A) This is the case.
B) There is no intention of supporting the 845 chipset until the next release of XFree.
c) The release of XFree that will support the 845 chipset will not be made available until RedHat 8.1
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by:majorwoo
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If Xfree86 has a new version that supports it you could update manually - mburdick, do you know what version of Xfree86 is to support this/have a release date?
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by:mburdick
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This isn't everything, but it covers what you want to know...

Personally, I wouldn't take the approach of trying to update certain packages manually in RedHat. I have been a long-time Slackware user, where everything is controlled by you. RedHat's draw is that it has that "Windows Update" type of setup. Once you manually update, all of your abilities to use RedHat Network go out the window since you can't be guaranteed that the database is correct any longer. Even Ximian's RedCarpet Updater can't keep up with you once you install software without using the RPM database.

This link details issues with Dell machines, but I think that's because they were the first to hit the market in any quantity.

https://listman.redhat.com/pipermail/psyche-list/2002-October/000555.html
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by:majorwoo
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well if you wait, redhat 9 is coming out on the 31st

it should include a never version of Xfree86 (no details yet)
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by:fluid11
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When you installed XFfree86, did you uninstall the old RPM packages beforehand?  Have you tried running 'xf86config' to configure your X settings (/etc/X11/XF86Config)?

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