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Old 04-16-2006, 08:53 AM   #1
Adamant1988
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Problem installing PCLinuxOS


Ok, it can't detect my monitor =\... I recieved an error during the 'installation' when I attempted to start the GUI that informed me that there were "no screens found". I'm going to try doing the xdriver=vga thing next. Ok, I entered "Xdriver=vga" into the command line and got no response =\...
(By installation I mean the LIVE CD)
HELP!
Picture of the error
http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/5043/error0020xm.jpg

My monitor type is listed below.
Quote:
Mainboard : Dell 0J8885
Chipset : Intel i945G
Processor : Intel Pentium 4 521J @ 2800 MHz
Physical Memory : 1024 MB (4 x 256 DDR2-SDRAM )
Video Card : ATI Technologies Inc Radeon X600 Series
Hard Disk : Maxtor (80 GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8163B
CD-Rom Drive : SONY CD-RW CRX217E
Monitor Type : Gateway FPD1530 - 15 inchs
Network Card : Intel Corporation 82801GB I/O Controller Hub LAN
Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.01.2600 Service Pack 2
DirectX : Version 9.0c
Help me get away from windows, this is the last thing holding me back!

Last edited by Adamant1988; 04-16-2006 at 09:15 AM.
 
Old 04-16-2006, 10:06 AM   #2
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Do you get a command promt after the X crash? Try hitting Control-X or pressing enter. When you get to a command promt, type:
Code:
xorgconfig
It should start a command line wizard to configure your X server. If you know your hardware well, it should be pretty easy to answer the questions.

Let me know if it doesn't work (there are still a lot of ways to configure X )
 
Old 04-16-2006, 01:04 PM   #3
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Yeah, I don't know enough about my configuration to do that.
 
Old 04-16-2006, 01:32 PM   #4
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ouch

You only need to know your monitor refresh rate and video card type. You said that in your first post. Have you tried running xorgconfig?
 
Old 04-16-2006, 03:54 PM   #5
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My video card is an ATI radeon X600

and as for refresh rates, the box that comes up with I type 'video' had them right, I think my monitor is just incompatible...
 
Old 04-17-2006, 08:04 AM   #6
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I got it fixed somewhat, it turns out that there is an issue with my graphics card, this issue is known. Apparently LIVECD's will not be able to run on my system properly, but according to a person on the PCLinuxOS installing the OS to my harddrive should correct the issue...

I have to mentally prepare myself for the installation, I'm scared it will screw up...]

The correction was to use a vesa driver btw
"livecd xdrv=vesa"

It's good that I'm getting command line experience, everything seems to be looking better and better. I'm still a little too scared to try a hard drive install, I need some reassurance that it will be OK

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