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Old 07-15-2008, 05:48 AM   #1
SJH
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"Fatal server error: no screens found"


Trying to start the X Window system using the command "startx" generates the following error (on Debian AMD64, fresh install):

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Fatal server error:
no screens found
XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
I've tried running the command "X -configure" which gives the following information:

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Xorg is not able to detect your mouse.
Edit the file and correct the Device.

Your xorg.conf file is /root/xorg.conf.new

To test the server, run 'X -config /root/xorg.conf.new'
The mouse is a USB mouse plugged into the PS2 port using one of those USB>PS2 adapters.

When I run the command X -config /root/xorg.conf.new the screen goes blank and the monitor stops receiving input. The only way of getting out of this is by doing a hard reset.

Here is the mouse config information from my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file:

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Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection
Anyone got any idea what's going on here?

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Old 07-15-2008, 05:56 AM   #2
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xorgconfig

try running /usr/X11/bin/xorgconfig or xorgsetup.

"noscreen found" doesn't give enough information ,
you must tell about lines that start with EE for error .
 
Old 07-15-2008, 06:04 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by yakoub View Post
try running /usr/X11/bin/xorgconfig or xorgsetup.
"No such file or directory" on both counts I'm afraid.

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"noscreen found" doesn't give enough information ,
you must tell about lines that start with EE for error .
Sorry, didn't see the line above, which said "(EE) No devices detected."

There are a few (WW)-prefixed lines as well. Will it help if I post these?
 
Old 07-15-2008, 06:30 AM   #4
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1. If you have a mouse plugged into a PS/2 port, make sure you load the input driver and the PS2 driver:
modprobe input
modprobe psmouse
If you had to load the driver by hand, ensure you have "input" and "psmouse" listed in your /etc/modules file

2. If you have an ATI or NVidia graphics card, reconfigure X with the "vesa" driver until you've successfully installed the proprietary graphics driver:
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
 
Old 07-15-2008, 07:07 AM   #5
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2. If you have an ATI or NVidia graphics card, reconfigure X with the "vesa" driver until you've successfully installed the proprietary graphics driver:
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
I went through the process you mentioned. It cut back to the command line after customising the monitor settings, so I assumed reconfiguration was complete.

However, now when I type "startx" at the command line the screen goes blank and the LED goes orange indicating no signal

Rebooting takes me back to this blank screen, presumably because XWindow is configured to run at startup. Ctrl+Alt+Backspace won't go back to the command line either. Any idea what's gone wrong now?

Edit: Couldn't get around this so reinstalled and am now back to square 1.

Last edited by SJH; 07-15-2008 at 08:15 AM.
 
  


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