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I am trying to install Redhat 5 on an IBM Thinkstation D10, but during the pre-installation sequence it displays the error...

probing for video card - nVidia corporation unknown device 019e

Bearing in mind I know nothing about Linux I have tried "linux noprobe", but that gets to the language section screen & seems to freeze, I have tried "linux resolution=1024x768", but this get the unknown device error.

By possibly using a newer version of Redhat may fix the problem, but i need to use Redhat 5

Any idea's
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by:tjilp
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Hello
you could try the boot option  "vga=normal" to force vesa mode, vesa is supported by ALL video cards.

Cheers
Tjilp
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would i need to put "linux vga=normal"
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no just enter "vga=normal" (without the quotes) in the grub boot screen
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will try now, thanks
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by:tjilp
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oops.... made an error....
vga=normall is the suse way
I'm not sure that works as well on redhat

if it does not work enter "linux vga=normal"

Tjilp

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that command was accepted, but then is displays the message...

attempting to start native x server
waiting for x server to start . log located at....

the pc then reboots, restarts, but just sits there, no bios activiatey, no nothing.

Any ideas?
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you could try these variations (one at the time)

vga=800x600
vga=1024x768
vga=1280x1024
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hello,

I just looked up your machine on the web, looks like a real hot bleeding edge piece of hardware. (I like it)
There is a drawback, ibm/lenovo does not give default linux support on it, this means you will have a serious problem trying to get linux to work on it.
I know I can get linux to work on it using one of the latest distro's but you want to use redhat5 which is not only a not so new distribution but also more limited in its options
(this is because redhat needs to be able to support them)

You could go for one of four options :
* Use a very new linux distro opensuse11.0 (or the 11.1 beta), fedora 9, ubuntu 8.10 (should be here soon) on your D10.
* Buy a pc that has support for redhat5
* Use an older pc that redhat5 has no problem with.
* become adepth in compiling linux kernel drivers for redhat5 and solve this problem yourself giving you the superior satisfaction that after some serious time of researching and trying you solved the problem by yourself (this was a joke)

Cheers
Tjilp

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Hi Guys, sorry about the lack of response.  Thanks to tjilp for your help.  I eventually got one of the Unix support guys to visit & he was able to get redhat 5 on the PC and installed the graphic drivers manually.

This process was also repeated with rh4 on another D10 pc.
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