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Old 11-12-2009
How to go to GUI from text mode?

Dear All,

i am trying to install the redhat linux using graphical mode...but it stucks while probing video card...i have installed linux using text mode it works fine and whole the installation goes fine. after installation if i give startx command it again stucks....looks like a vga card problem... my cd is genuine and comes with the same hardware on which i am trying to install.

Any help please
# 2  
Old 11-12-2009
What type of video card have you got?
# 3  
Old 11-14-2009
dear fpmurphy,

thanx for the reply, its a dell server machine c3xqf4j, and its vga card is nvidia. one more thing that i came to know that i checked it with pirated redhat linux setup, it went fine with no problem. but when i again tried to install using the original cd it starts giving problem.

waiting for your kind reply
# 4  
Old 11-14-2009
Originally Posted by zaheer.gr8
... its vga card is nvidia.
What is the exact, complete model number of the video card?
# 5  
Old 11-14-2009
its Nvidia QuadroFX 3700
# 6  
Old 11-14-2009
Your video card is supported, according to NVIDIA:

Linux Display Driver - x86

Quadro FX series:
FX 570, FX 4500 X2, FX 4800, FX 560, FX 380, FX 3700, FX 5500, FX 3450, FX 370, FX 1500, FX 540, CX, FX 1700, FX 1800, FX 370 Low Profile, FX 1400, FX 350, FX 580, FX 5600, FX 4700 X2, FX 3500, FX 550, FX 4500, FX 4600, FX 5800, FX 4000, FX 3400/4400, FX 3800
That's good news after all Smilie

---------- Post updated at 10:25 ---------- Previous update was at 10:20 ----------


Note that many Linux distributions provide their own packages of the NVIDIA Linux Graphics Driver in the distribution's native package management format. This may interact better with the rest of your distribution's framework, and you may want to use this rather than NVIDIA's official package.

Also note that SuSE users should read the SuSE NVIDIA Installer HOWTO before downloading the driver.

Installation instructions: Once you have downloaded the driver, change to the directory containing the driver package and install the driver by running, as root, sh ./

One of the last installation steps will offer to update your X configuration file. Either accept that offer, edit your X configuration file manually so that the NVIDIA X driver will be used, or run nvidia-xconfig

See the README for more detailed instructions.
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Old 11-14-2009
Dear Neo,

Thanx for the information, i have downloaded the driver and trying to install in textmode but now during installation of driver it gives error that development tool cc does not exist on its location or gcc is not installed.... Smilie

any help...

Last edited by zaheer.gr8; 11-14-2009 at 07:30 AM..
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