getting a blank screen during gui install
I am installing RH 8 on a compaq presario 1200 ;aptop
When I try the graphical install, I get a blank screnn. The textual install goes throiugh fine but when I boot up, everything loads fine but the screen goes blank when it tries to load the gui. I can navigate around with the copmmand line no prob. I am a noob to Linux but I think its a config issue w the trident graphics card. I tried installing in low res mode and also in 800x600 resolution. Nothing works. Any tips please?
I ran starx x and this is what I get:
first the screen goes blank, than I hit ctrl alt bakspace
The application 'gnome-session' lost itsconnection to the display ':0' ;
most likely the x server was shut down or you killed/destroyed the window manager.
xinit: connection to server x lost.
Fatal Python error: could not import _gtk
Tried startx again and got this:
(first it gives the xfree86 version info) 4.2.0
Next paragraph has os kernel version info
(ww) TRIDENT(0): failed to set up write combing range (0xf5000000,0x400000)