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Old 04-25-2008, 12:13 AM   #1
Jeff M
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fatal server error: no screens found


Hello everyone, I am a newbie to linux and to this website. I am installing Redhat 8 on an older box I have and I cant get the x server to start. I have been playing with the configuration for two days and still no luck. I read the newbie thread on required reading and I think I'm posting in the currect place.

My hardware is:

Monitor: Dell E172FP
Graphics: Intel 845

If anyone could help I would really be grateful.

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 04-25-2008, 10:01 AM   #2
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Try logging in as root from the command-line. Then (sorry, not very familiar with RH), try to run "system-config-display --reconfig"

The /etc/X11/xorg.conf (or XF86config) file probably has an incorrect entry for your screen. This will walk you through some settings, and you can try out different things.

I'd suggest trying some lowest-common-denominator values, like 800x600 resolution at 16 bit color, with the VESA or VGA drivers, just to see if you can get X going. From there, the GUI based tools are easier to manage, and will let you test different resolutions, before "committing" them to the config file.

It wouldn't hurt to have the manual for your monitor, too, because the config tool will probably prompt you for hsync and vsync parameters, and refresh rates.
 
Old 04-26-2008, 12:05 PM   #3
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Well I know the hsync range is 31-80 and the vsync is 56-76. I have tride the lowest set of colors and still nothing. Is there a way to delete the xf86config file icase I may have written to it already?
 
  


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