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Old 03-13-2005, 11:13 AM   #1
Middelemiel
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Xwindow problem


Hello,

I have installed Debian recently on my PC. It's the latest Woody version. I also have installed KDM, KDE, KDEbase and I have configured xfree86.

But when I use startx, it says "no screens found". What can I do to this?

I have an nvidia graphics card, and I have tried the vesa and nv driver both...
 
Old 03-13-2005, 11:20 AM   #2
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post some of your X logs (look in /var/log and --debian gurus?-- other places) for a start. Also, make sure that the [hv]sync rates are correctly set.
 
Old 03-13-2005, 11:26 AM   #3
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Well, if I want to post some of those logs, I have to write everything down, and type it again here

The main thing it says is: "no screens found"

Also the [hv]sync is set correctly I think, I just chose the defaults...
 
Old 03-13-2005, 11:35 AM   #4
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check with the technical specs for your monitor. The defaults won't always work--this isn't windows
 
Old 03-18-2005, 10:36 AM   #5
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Well, it has already worked before with the defaults, so that shouldn't be a problem... Anyone else?
 
Old 03-18-2005, 10:52 AM   #6
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Well, I changed something in the xf86config file, and the "no screens found" error has disappeared, but there's a new one: "Module load failure". What can be the problem here, and how can I solve this?
 
Old 03-18-2005, 03:59 PM   #7
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Read the Debian Configuration sticky at the top fof the page.
 
Old 03-18-2005, 04:25 PM   #8
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Quote:
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Read the Debian Configuration sticky at the top fof the page.
i bet your tired of saying that


Middelemiel - the article macondo speaks of has some excellent info on getting your x-window system up and running, required reading one could say.
 
Old 03-19-2005, 11:50 AM   #9
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Okay, the problem seems to be fixed now on my normal pc.

I've tried to configure X-window on my laptop.
This one's pretty old, 233 mhz, 32 mb RAM, 2 mb video card... It's a Toshiba Satellite 4000 series

I did read the article mentioned above, and at the xserver configuring part there was nothing new for me.

I still get an error called "module load failure" now. I think that's because I couldn't find the horizsync of my monitor. I know that it can run with 800x600 and 85 hz (it seemed pretty much to me, but some information on the internet of the official toshiba site said that...)

So I have configured it all right, except maybe the horiz. sync. How can I find out what this should be?
 
  


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