Rev A + Download Install = Frustration
There is some further information.
On the MacOS side my display is set to 800x600, millions of colors
(depth 32 in X). I leave checked "no video drive" in BootX, so the
display is so configured when booting in the console. Xservers seems to
try to check and configure the video card by theirselves, so Xwindows
may not work. From the information available on the net (my first
source, I'm a newbie to Linux) only two servers seem to be used on the
Macs: Xpmac e XF68_FBDev. Xpmac doesn't work on my iMac Rev.A (probably
missing USB support). XF68_FBDev worked if the config file XF86Config is
right. Both servers are in the XFree86 rpms. If I remember well, the
Xinstaller and Redhat text based installer make different choices as
regard the Xserver. See if /usr/X11/bin/X link points to Xpmac or
XF68_FBDev. If points Xpmac try to use the second one. Remove the old
Make a new one
ln -s /usr/X11R6/bin/XF68_FBDev /usr/X11R6/bin/X
Use /usr/bin/Xautoconfig in the console (it is in a separate rpm) to
generate a bare /etc/X11/XF86Config. Simply type /usr/bin/Xautoconfig
and press return. At first, nothing seems to be happened (often this
linux programs aren't very verbose). Instead you now should now the
right XF86Config, configured with same resolution used on the MacOS
side. I edited it by hand to add keyboard and fonts support.
Xconfigurator did not work.
You don't have to download all. The necessary rpms to be installed are
listed in the userguide (the last page) pdf format (on the net).
To check which rpm is installed you have to use ... rpm (the program).
man rpm to see the option to list the installed rpm. (I don't remember
any more, now I'm using X-based applications to manage the rpms (gnorpm,
kpackage e tkdesk according to the convenience).