Monitor goes to sleep mode when I startx
I am dualbooting WinXp and RH9, I have a HP ultra VGA monitor, radeon 7200, 5 button MS intelli mouse, (its USB with a ps2 adapt.) I installed RH in the GUI mode just to see if it would work, and it did, it loads fine to the text login, but when I run startx, the monitor goes to sleep, so i reboot, and run redhat-xfree86-config , once again monitor goes to sleep, I looked in the XF86Config file and everything looks ok, (but i dont really know what Im looking for), and I am either missing the path or syntax on trying to run XF86Setup or whatever it is.
i have looked all over the net, and cant find much on this?? any ideas??
thats in advanced for any help.
i did this and it works now,
i did this and it worked,
cp /etc/X11/XF86Config /tmp/xcfg
sed 's/"radeon"/"vesa"/' </tmp/xcfg >/etc/X11/XF86Config
I am assuming that that is switching the radeon driver out for some sort of generic driver, ??
similar problem but need help
its amazing how similar our setup is chefmn.
I too am having the same problem.
I am trying to dualboot rh with winxp, I have a radeon 7000 on PCI with another graphics card built into my motherboard, my mouse is usb with a ps/2 connector, and my monitor goes dead when linux is done loading.
Im pretty sure its not the resolution being set too high because my monitor displays a message when thats the case (such as when i connect my computer to another computer with a res higher than 1024x768 or when i installed college linux and defaults the res to whatever it was)
I dont know what im doing and i dont get the command prompt before it loads because i think it starts xwin for me. I probably could get to the command prompt if i press some buttons during the bootup. I havent tried to yet cuz i dont know what im doing.
could you explain exactly what you did. Or someone who understands this explain it. what did you type and when?
all of you pro's retarted worshipper,