Bug 80710 - Installer problems: AMD Athlon XP + ASUS A7N266-VM + SyncMaster 763DFX
Installer problems: AMD Athlon XP + ASUS A7N266-VM + SyncMaster 763DFX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-12-30 03:13 EST by J J V Subrahmanyam
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:49 EDT (History)
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Description J J V Subrahmanyam 2002-12-30 03:13:50 EST
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Description of problem:
My new PC of AMD Athlon XP processor with ASUS A7N266-VM motherboard 
SyncMaster 763DFX( Samsung flatron monitor).

The REDHAT 8.0 Install causes few problems, not proceeding.

1. GRUB problem - Error 28, cannot load kernel into memory.
(LILO it's able to proceed)

2. Display probing : unable to proble.

3. Xconfiguaration : hanging.

We can done using text mode installation, suceeded. But, redhat-config-xfree86 

Suitable monitor is not in the list. No GUI display till now, Command prompt 
able to work.

Please help us towards this problem.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.When Redhat 8.0 instalation
2.probing problem and hang

Expected Results:  Some monitor infomation should be added

Additional info:
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-01-02 16:47:46 EST
Could you give more information on how Xconfiguration is hanging?
Comment 2 Ian 2003-01-24 06:21:12 EST
I've got a RH8.0 install going on this board.

Grub problem is reportedly fixed in latest CVS, use LILO in the meantime.

Do a text install (not graphical).  Skip X config.
After installation download (or have ready) the NVIDIA drivers for the graphics
chip from:


you need:

follow instructions in README for installation details carefully.
You need things like rpm-build, kernel-source rpms.

When all is well, change default init level to "5" in /etc/inittab
and reboot (or /sbin/telinit 5)

Good luck
Comment 3 J J V Subrahmanyam 2003-01-30 01:45:54 EST
Dear Group,

Grub fixing upgade, how can i get that.

I have tried with
----------- nothing happen with above upadtes.

I did these
---------- I am able up the GUI mode of AMD Athlon XP + ASUS A7N266-VM + 
SyncMaster 763DFX system.

Thanks for your support.
Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2003-01-30 15:42:03 EST
Note these binary only nvidia drivers are not supported by Red Hat.

If you could explain how the X startup is hanging I may be able to help dianose
the problem.
Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2004-10-04 23:01:29 EDT
Closing due to inactivity.  Please reopen if you have further
information to add to this bug report.

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