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Old 08-01-07, 06:32 AM   #5
esserre
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Default Re: X Server problem during linux installation - any idea?

OK PROBLEM SOLVED!

I downloaded again the iso image this time using a ftp client and now the test cd utility of the linux installer said that everything was right. I still had the same problem: blank screen just after the messagges:


Running Anaconda, the Scientific Linux Sistem Installer - please wait
Probing for video card: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0402
Attempting to start X Server
Waiting for X Server to start...


but this time I managed to install Scientific Linux (SL) v5 x86_64 64-bit version in textual mode with no errors.

After the reboot, i downloaded the nVIDIA driver for Linux 64-bit with

wget http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...14.11-pkg2.run

and then i installed it with

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-100.14.11-pkg2.run.

Everything ok during install. I started the X Server with the command

startx

and it correctly started! Then I also changed the line:

id:3:initdefault:

with

id:5:initdefault:

in the file:

/etc/inittab

to make 5 the default runlevel (multiuser graphic mode) so that X Server will start automatically at the end of the boot process.

Now everything is ok. Thanks everybody. Hope this could help somebody else.


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