Simpler Navigation for Servers and Operating Systems - Please Update Your Bookmarks
Completed: a much simpler Servers and Operating Systems section of the Community. We combined many of the older boards, so you won't have to click through so many levels to get at the information you need. Check the consolidated boards here as many sub-forums are now single boards.
If you have bookmarked forums or discussion boards in Servers and Operating Systems, we suggest you check and update them as needed.
General
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

X not displaying correctly on RedHat 7.1 and LH4

Bert Woods
Frequent Advisor

X not displaying correctly on RedHat 7.1 and LH4

I have installed RH 7.1 on a LH4 and when I get the GUI login screen it displays but is corrupted.
It looks like a memory, irq, or driver issue, but, I'm not sure.

I think the Video is a Cirrus Logic GD5446
But, if I use that the system reboots so I am using GD544x driver which seems to work but has the garbled display.

Has anyone had success with RH 7.1 and a LH4?

Thanks...
"it's not a problem until it a problem"
3 REPLIES
Mark Fenton
Esteemed Contributor

Re: X not displaying correctly on RedHat 7.1 and LH4

I, too, have had problems with the X-displays with various video cards. The solution I've been relegated to is to select the screen resolution/depth that works (test, test and re-test) and go with that.

Could your problem be with the monitor sync rate vice the video card per se? I had that problem also (cheap, used monitor with no documentation) and that gave me some amount of trouble as well -- display in two sections (sync on green vice sync on blue or sync rate not supported).

No experience with LH4, though, srry.
Vincenzo Restuccia
Honored Contributor

Re: X not displaying correctly on RedHat 7.1 and LH4

Bill McNAMARA_1
Honored Contributor

Re: X not displaying correctly on RedHat 7.1 and LH4

I have had problems with rh7.1 too on install.
With cirrus cards also. I could only get it going at 1024 with debian and suze.
RH7.1 also posed problems (even on install gui) with an ATI rage card.

Later,
Bill
It works for me (tm)