On Wed, Jul 05, 2000 at 01:28:07AM +0000, jgwebmaster at netdevelop.net wrote:
> I've had this problem for a while now, and its kept me from getting into linux in a big way.
>> I'm using a Matrox graphics card (MGA-G200 AGP), and currently running redhat 6.0
> Whenever I try to setup X-windows (using either XConfigurator or XF86Setup) it detects the card ok, but then cannot connect to X-windows using it. When using XF86Setup, it gives error 111 (I think), and when using XConfigurator the screen just goes blank. I've tried reinstalling, and even tried to install a version of Corel, but just got the blank screen again on install. I'm having to run x using VGA in 640 x 480, so its pretty ugly.
>> Is there anything I can do without changing the card?
>> I was going to get redhat 6.2, but I didn't want to just waste money if I get the same problem again.
>> Any suggestions?
If it's any consolation, I've got X running on a G200 here at work
using Red Hat 6.2 so if the card is definitely okay, you should have
no problem if you decide to upgrade. (The red hat installer picked up
the card at the start of the installation and I was able to install
the whole thing through X no probs.)
If you can make it up to UCC with a blank CD I can exchange it for a
Red Hat 6.2 one (two if you also want the documentation CD). Mail me
off-list if you want to arrange this. Allow a day or two for me to
burn off fresh copies though.
btw, before doing anything, I'd try to verify that the card is okay
either in another computer or running another OS first.
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