|Summary:||I need X configuration with out a gui being loaded|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Need Real Name <kpensy1>|
|Component:||redhat-config-xfree86||Assignee:||Brent Fox <bfox>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2003-04-25 16:45:55 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Need Real Name 2003-04-12 15:58:24 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i586; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020830 Description of problem: Why is it that X setup is no longer an available option on setup? Is there any way to create an x setup without a gui? I'm a unix administrator and this tool was needed many times. There are 2 reasons i need it and maybe why you should put it back. First reason I need it: When installing some newer nvidia cards that will be out in the future like nvidia gforce 4 was for redhat 7.3, the gui test would fail on text installation and just the normal gui installation, why because it really wasn't supported for redhat. So I would use the non-gui x configuration in /usr/sbin/setup to run after installation just to detect the monitor and the mouse, and the horizontal frequence, i would skip the X test and install the nvidia driver. This would work. Now I'm unable to do that because I have to configure /etc/X11/XF86-config-4 by hand which is highly unfortunate. And when you support a graphics lab with many nvidia cards this is going to a problem. Second reason I need. When I start the normal text installation sometimes detection of the monitor would fail. So I started just doing setup after installation. This was on redhat 7.3. and This still happens in 8.0. Although after a reboot and running setup in redhat 7.3 it would detect the monitor. Now I do not have that ability. IS there any possibly way to setup x by choosing the horizontal/vertical and memory and clock without starting a gui? Obviously now you can see why This can be a severe problem with me, unless I copy /etc/X11/Xf86-config-4 to every machine that has nvidia. This will also be a problem when device drivers aren't really supported and I can't bring up the gui. Atleast setup gave some way of getting around this problem. I will be unable to upgrade any of my graphic intense machines until I am able to find a way around this. Is it solved in redhat 9? Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Couldn't Reproduce Steps to Reproduce: /usr/sbin/setup Expected Results: I need X configuration
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2003-04-14 20:56:30 UTC
The behavior has not changed in RHL 9, but there is a way to run redhat-config-xfree86 without the GUI. Try something like: 'redhat-config-xfree86 --noui --set-resolution="1024x768" --set-depth="16"' Run 'redhat-config-xfree86 --help' to see the possible settings you can use on the command line. Does that help?
Comment 2 Brent Fox 2003-04-25 16:45:55 UTC
Please reopen this bug if the above line doesn't work for you.