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After I successfully installed RHEL 5 on my hp compaq 6720s, I can only log in to text mode only. Video card is Intel mobile 965 chipset. Can anyone help ...
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    Unhappy Intel mobile 965 chipset on RHEL 5


    After I successfully installed RHEL 5 on my hp compaq 6720s, I can only log in to text mode only. Video card is Intel mobile 965 chipset. Can anyone help me to login to GUI by configuring Xserver?
    Last edited by dnsanjeewa; 02-21-2008 at 10:55 AM. Reason: Grammer mistakes

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    Hi and Welcome !

    Execute this
    Code:
    system-config-display --reconfig
    Configure display settings. Execute startx command to check GUI.
    In case it doesn't work, try vesa driver instead of intel.
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    Wink Didn't work...

    Your code didn't start xserver and gives a fatal error saying,

    couldn't start x server on Card0
    Error failed to start X server


    Anyway my xorg.conf is given below.

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Driver "vesa"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Videocard0"
    DefaultDepth 24

    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Also with kudzu -p -class=VIDEO gives out,

    class : Video
    bus : pci
    detached : 0
    desc : "Intel Corporation Mobile Integrated Graphics Controller"
    VendorId : 8086
    deviceId : 2a03
    SubvendorId :103c
    SubDeviceId : 30d8
    pcitype : 1
    pcidom : 0
    pcibus : 0
    pcidev : 2
    pcifn : 1


    class : Video
    bus : pci
    detached : 0
    desc : "Intel Corporation Mobile Integrated Graphics Controller"
    VendorId : 8086
    deviceId : 2a02
    SubvendorId :103c
    SubDeviceId : 30d8
    pcitype : 1
    pcidom : 0
    pcibus : 0
    pcidev : 2
    pcifn : 0

    Have any ideas to fire up GUI, please.

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    couldn't start x server on Card0
    Error failed to start X server
    Is that output of startx command?
    Have you tried intel or i810 driver instead of "vesa".
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    Cool Got a method, but...

    using "intel" or "i810" gave no results.Sorry. But after trying several hours finally i was able to fire GUI. Here is my way,
    Code:
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier   "Monitor0"
    	ModelName    "LCD Panel 1024x768"
     ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
    	HorizSync    48.0 - 48.0
    	VertRefresh  60.0 - 60.0
    	Option	    "dpms"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier  "Videocard0"
    	Driver      "vesa"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier "Screen0"
    	Device     "Videocard0"
    	Monitor    "Monitor0"
    	DefaultDepth     24
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     24
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    After I edit the xorg.conf in that way and started
    Code:
    startx
    Wow, i'm in GUI and everything working,BUT when i try to shutdown or restart from GUI, system crashes with green screen. Also i couldn't do it using a terminal from GUI. ctrl+alt+backspace or ctrl+alt+F1 also gives no results. Any ideas?

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    Are you passing vga parameter to kernel?
    Open /boot/grub/grub.conf file and post kernel line here.

    Execute this
    Code:
    su -
    grep -i initdefault /etc/inittab
    Post output here.
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    Wink output

    My out put for the "grep -i initdefault /etc/inittab" is
    Code:
    #   0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
    #   6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
    id:3:initdefault:

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    Smile kernel output

    Couldn't reply in one piece coz i hav no Linux wireless drivers for my Broadcom 4311AG card. Kernel ouput is,
    Code:
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-8.el5 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
    Suppose that is not enough.
    Thanx.

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    log in as root and open /etc/inittab file.
    Replace line
    Code:
    id:3:initdefault
    with
    Code:
    id:5:initdefault
    Open /boot/grub/menu.lst file and add vga=773 at the end of file. Remove quiet and rhgb words.

    Start a new thread for Wireless driver problem in Wireless Forum.
    Last edited by devils casper; 02-24-2008 at 02:20 PM. Reason: typo
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    Cool That didn't work

    Your method was not successful. Sorry. It still crashes. I can get in to GUI with booting in to runlevel 5 by editing /etc/inittab, but can't restart or shutdown. Any ideas?

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