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Somebody please help me fix this. Its been 3 months now. Supposedly I need to install XFree86 4 before I install a generic driver that Nvidia has provided. XFree86 is ...
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    Desperate to get XWindows working with Asus Geforce2 MX card


    Somebody please help me fix this. Its been 3 months now. Supposedly I need to install XFree86 4 before I install a generic driver that Nvidia has provided. XFree86 is a whole set of directories and I could not find an installer. How do I know which XF86 to install
    How do I go about installing it ? When I download a file drom windows to a floppy disk. Can I use the files on that floppy in Linux ?
    I have Red Hat Linux 8.0.
    Also please explain to me the partitioning and directories hierarchy in Linux.

    Thanks a billion in advance.

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    First of all, have you managed to get internet access in Linux? The XFree source tree is far over 100 MBs, so you can't just transfer it over on a floppy. But yes, you can read FAT filesystems on Linux.

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    rpm.pbone.net

    u should be able to get binaries of the latest XFree here totalling about 30-40mb for everythgin u need (until u find u need 100mb of dependencies....)

    and if u can get internet access in linux use lynx or some other terminal based browser to download them coz IMO its faster than windoze

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    No internet access in Linux.

    Hi HellMasker n Dolda2000 !

    I dont have an internet connection right now but the only way I can connect is using a 56k dialup. How do I configure lynx or any terminal based browser to run using this modem. Do I need a special driver for the modem or does Linux ship a generic driver. Could you explain the directory structure and basic hierarchy after a default installation of RedHat 8.0. Im extremely confused about the directories.

    Cheers !
    :o

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    That depends on the modem. If it's a normal, good external modem, then it's probably not much trouble. If it's a Winmodem, however (ie. one of those built-in stupidified controller-less cards that are oh so commonly shipped with new computers), then you might be in for a world of trouble to make it work. Some work pretty well, but no Winmodem works out-of-the-box in Linux (they require special driver which are often only made for Windoze, hence the name). See http://www.linmodems.org/ for more information.

    As for the directory structure, it has been answered in brief a long time ago. See this old post for the answer. Just ask again if there are any more details you're wondering about.

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    if u have an internal modem its most likely a winmodem. check here to find out roughly how to isntall it. the important bits are findign the model number (mine is 14f1:1085 jsut so u know what kinda thing the serial number looks like) then going to linmodems.org and finidng the right driver for it.

    once thats done u shoudl run whatever network setup wizard redhat uses.

    then the dial command is "ifup ppp0"

    once ur online just type lynx and it should be kinda clear how it works

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    Have an external Modem

    Hey guys ! I got a D link 56 kbps external modem. I presume all I need to do is plug it in and start up linux for it to work cuz its a pretty famous external modem. So Im gonna ifup ppp0 < Telephone Number > to connect and get myself online today.

    Thanks a ton. Will get back soon.

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    Installed NVidia driver but it says no screens dont have us

    Hey Dolda, Hellmasker !

    I've finally installed Xfree86 4.2 and installed the Nvidia driver for my Asus GeForce 2 Graphics card but X still refuses to start. I have edited the XF86Config file and changed driver="nvidia" as specified in the readme file that came with the driver. The following are the errors I received when I do a startx:

    (EE) NVIDIA(0) : No Horizsync values remaining
    (EE) NVIDIA(0) : No modes remaining for display device CRTO
    (EE) NVIDIA(0) : Aborting
    (EE) NVIDIA(0) : Screens found but none have usable config.

    What does it take to startx ? Guys ....
    Until later...

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    It seems that you either have a non-standard monitor or a badly set up Monitor section in your XF86Config.

    Can you send me the files /var/log/XFree86.0.log and /etc/X11/XF86Config? They are too long to present in a post, but I will put them up on my HTTP server and link to them here.
    Also, what monitor (manufacturer and model) do you have?

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    XF86Config and XF86 Log file

    Hi Dolda !!!

    I have sent the files to your mail id @
    fredrik@dolda2000.cjb.net

    Cant wait to get it work and come across newer problems.

    Thanks,
    maximus :o

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