Spit, Spit, Spit...
I got redhat 9 today in the mail and found that after installing can't get X to start. Here is the thing.. i am installing this on VMware/VMware Workstation under windows After i install linux it boot's up fine but no X windows system can be started because i don't have the driver installed.
so i install the display driver by doing the flowing..
install went fine but i still can not start X so now i need to know how
i can config the X windows system to use the new driver. i did try to use the Xfree86 config file like so..
but it needs a working X windows to work. so i did this
X -config xfree86 Xf86Config.new
i am not having any luck :evil:
so now i am stuck how can i start or config xfree86 in a text mode
like you wood when you install "eg boot -text on the install screen
Find out what's wrong first. Start X (by running only "X"), then check in /var/log/XFree86.0.log for any errors.
you can also run the XFree86 Configuration in text mode like this:
run this from the konsole and you will get a text mode configuration
make sure you are root (or else you wont be able to save the config)
To make X work under Vmware you have to install the vmware-tools that you have as a chooise under the VMware gui. VMware have its own driver to make X work on Linux. So read the docs on how to install to vmware tools. Install them and try to start X again..