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Old 02-06-2003, 02:12 AM   #1
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Exclamation startx problem


I have just finished installing slack8.1, all went well.
but when i first boot up and log in, then i issue the command startx, and it refuses to to as its told!

the problem seems to be that it doesnt have a driver maybe?
here is the output from the end of the /var/log/XFree86.0.log file

i cant post the entire file its too huge! but it seems to go through and try all possible modes, then this:

Code:
Total memory: 1024 64kb banks (64M)
(EE) VESA(0): No matching modes
(II) UnloadModule: "vesa"
(II) UnloadModule: "ddc"
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libddc.a
(II) UnloadModule: "int10"
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libint10.a
(II) Unloadmodule: "vbe"
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvbe.a
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration

Fatal server error
no screens found
anyone know the answer to this one?
what configurations is it talking about?

I know my screen works i have used mandy9 and rh7.2 with it fine. Im pretty sure mandy9 uses XFree86 4.2.0 ? same as slack8.1

my video card is a geforce2 ti (nvidia chipset)

cheers
 
Old 02-06-2003, 03:22 AM   #2
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Have you installed the drivers provided by Nvidia?
 
Old 02-06-2003, 05:07 AM   #3
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start with
XConfigurator
 
Old 02-06-2003, 08:37 AM   #4
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Use a copy of your XF86Config off a working distro to trouble shoot. Other than informational stuff most of them are all the same.
 
Old 02-06-2003, 09:22 AM   #5
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i am using slackware 8.1 too and am having the same probs as i searched the web i've seen a lot of "complaints" about this error, but i've not found a good, straight forward solution...that's too bad...
 
Old 02-06-2003, 09:39 AM   #6
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Basic support is included for Nvidia.

xf86config, follow prompts.

For accelerated drivers you will need to download the source tarball from Nvidia, and install. I would also say upgrade your kernel. I had a prob installing from source with the stock kernel on 8.0.

They have instructions on their site for installing.
 
Old 02-06-2003, 10:34 AM   #7
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just found this little thing... i might give it a try...

it says you have to install the nvidia drivers first... so you have to go the nvidia site and download their drivers (if you are using nvidia card ofcourse) and install the drivers first and maybe it will work then??

http://www.pantek.com/library/genera.../msg00340.html
 
Old 02-06-2003, 10:45 AM   #8
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Quote:
EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration

Fatal server error
no screens found
Means you haven't told it a resolution and refresh rate that appear to work with your video card / monitor. This is a very common problem for those not familiar with configuring X. As stated above, try running through the configurators.
 
Old 02-06-2003, 02:23 PM   #9
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Yea,what Wolven said. I use "mc" to edit /etc/X11/XF86Config. For some reason it never gets the Mouse or Monitor resolution correct.
 
Old 02-06-2003, 02:35 PM   #10
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i have it all set now, used xf86config.
but my new problem is that when i startx my mouse cursor is there but my mouse doesnt move it.
I have a usb mouse (plugged directly onto my motherboard) when i move it, it doesnt even light up, so this must mean its no responding?

in xfconfig86 file the "device" is set to ttys0
is this correct? or what is my prob?
cheers
 
Old 02-06-2003, 02:55 PM   #11
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I've yet to encounter a usb mouse but ttys0,ttys1 is for a serial mouse. Psaux is for a PS2 mouse. You might try commenting out all but /dev/mouse. I did use a usb mouse once with a ps2 adapter and it worked fine with psaux.

Last edited by Allen614; 02-06-2003 at 02:58 PM.
 
Old 02-06-2003, 03:04 PM   #12
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it tells me that the /dev/mouse does not exist
 
Old 02-06-2003, 03:15 PM   #13
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Try /dev/usb/mouse0. (I'm guessing but check the /dev directory.)

Last edited by Allen614; 02-06-2003 at 03:16 PM.
 
Old 02-06-2003, 03:26 PM   #14
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In /etc/rc.d/rc.modules scroll down to USB Device support and uncomment /sbin/modprobe/usbmouse and reboot.
 
Old 02-06-2003, 03:55 PM   #15
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cheers guys i hope it works, have to try when i get home from wanky work
 
  


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