Cannot start GUI in FC6
I have a low memory- 256MB DDR400 and I had to install FC6 in text mode. The installation went smothly but for some reason FC6 logs me into text mode by default. If I type 'startx' from the terminal the screen goes dark with |Hz ?| box moving like it does when the monitor's data cable is not connected. If I press Ctrl+Z it shows some msgs among which I found one line strange. It says 'Screen 0 is not capable of DRI' What does this mean? How can this problem be solved?
You need to configure X but of course I forget the command.
What type of video card do you have?
You should not had to install Fedora in text mode considering that you only have 256 megs of ram. Actually that is enough ram to run the GUI installer. During the text install there should have been a section that allowed for X to be configured and tested but a reinstall is not needed.
No Brian, the installer automatically went into text-install mode saying I don't have enough memory, though I had opted for graphical installation. Also as I saw there was nothing related to X configuration in entire text-install process.
Regarding ur enquiry about the video card, I don't have a seperate graphics card. Its the in-built one in the Asus K8V-VM Ultra motherboard. Thats VIA chipsets- K8M890 and VT8237A.
try alterig the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file... u mite succeed..
i have the same problem
i installed in graphical mode and it worked fine then after restart i get the same box
it appears after it tries to process udev
can someone give detailed instructions because I'm only good with Linux when i works :P
@ S.V. If it reads 'Screen 0 is not capable of DRI' it means hardware acceleration is not available. DRI=Direct Rendering.
Edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf and comment out 'options "dri"' line. Again this is a general information, better if you post your xorg.conf along with your hardware details(video chip) so we can help you.
Also give the output of '#/sbin/lspci'
After 'startx' command the screen goes blank as I have stated above. The following is the msg I get after pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1.
I tried something on my own:
1. changed 'vesa' to 'via'
2. changed depth to 16
3. Is Videocard0 PCI 1st slot? I changed it to 'Integrated VGA'
4. In bios Primary Graphics Adapter was PCIE VGA. tried changing it to Integrated VGA.
Needless to say nothing worked.
I'd taken a backup of the file and restored it for the moment.
I don't wnt funky 3D-4D wobble-gobble stuff if AIGLX and DRI are related to it. Just a simple working desktop so that I get productive immediately.
Thanks for ur attempt to solve my problem. One of my friends asked me to try the following command.
Hope this post will help someone else.
My system also have the same motherboard. When I tried to install FC6, I cannot get the X server running. However the installation was in GUI mode. I tried selecting "Generec" display adapter, without any result. Any suggestions ?
Did u try 'system-config-display' command?
It usually solves the problem. Else post the error message(s).
I have the same problem with red hat
and it gives me the following msgs when i ran system-config-display
Trying with card "VMWare"
cannot start xserver with card0
This is swathi..A new user...
I have installed Fedora6 ..But the installation was done in Text Mode..It dint give me any option..It said couldnt start GUI and switching back to text mode...
Then After reading the forums I tried
output: "couldnt start Xserver in card 0
Couldn start X server in old config trying out New
then Again couldnt strat thats it"""
My /etc/X11/xorg.conf file says
section "server layout"
Identifier "Default layout"
screen 0 "Screen 0" 0 0
Input Device "Keyboard 0" "core keyboard"
section "Input device"
Identifier "Keyboard 0"
Identifier "Video card 0"
Its similar to what you have placed..please help me
How can i help this...
FC6 Display problem....its getting more problematic guys
seems this problem with FC6 giving an 'signal out of range' error on first boot is really common, does anyone know why this happens?
Let me take the problem a level higher.....I installed FC6 on my PC and got the same error, i managed to sort it by using the system-config-display utility and everything was fine. I just did the same installation for a friend and got the same blank screen, so when i tried the system-config-display utility, it returns an error libuser.so.1 is missing. I tried navigating to the /usr/bin/userhelper file where the libuser.so.1 usually is but the file was missing, anyone know how else to bring X up apart from using system-config ?
Here is the xorg.conf file of the named system;
# Xorg configuration created by pyxf86config
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
Input device "Keyboard0" "Corekeyboard"
Section "Input Device"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Viewport 0 0
The system runs a VIA graphics card, 512MB RAM, 2.26 GHz Intel celeron.
Anyone who can help?
the reason why we are getting blank screen with |Hz ?| is because our monitor is getting higher frequencies than it can handle. I am talking of the H-Sync and V-Sync rates for the monitor(Atleast this was the case with my FreeBSD installation). This information is usually available in the monitor's manual.
But forgive me, I donot know the exact file which has to be edited or the command that can do this job. In FreeBSD, its the 'xorgconfig' command. If anyone knows similar command or editable file please reply.
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