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Old 01-19-2007, 07:14 PM   #1
prashant11
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trouble with fresh install of Fedora 6


I'm new to Linux. I downloaded and install Fedora 6 on a Dell workstation. after a successfull install, I can boot and log in. when I type "startx" to launch the GUI, it flickers and comes back to text mode with an error. it says "screen 0 is not dri capable". what can I do? should i reinstall?

i appreciate your help. thanks.
 
Old 01-19-2007, 07:59 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by prashant11
I'm new to Linux. I downloaded and install Fedora 6 on a Dell workstation. after a successfull install, I can boot and log in. when I type "startx" to launch the GUI, it flickers and comes back to text mode with an error. it says "screen 0 is not dri capable". what can I do? should i reinstall?

i appreciate your help. thanks.
This usually happens when the X server cant load a compatible DRI module for your GPU.

What Dell machine and specs is it?

POST Your out put of 'lspci' and 'dmesg' and i might be able to tell you whats going on?
 
Old 01-20-2007, 08:49 PM   #3
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I just reinstalled it with the GUI mode and now it's all good. Thanks for your reply.
 
  


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