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Old 01-12-2008, 08:26 PM   #1
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cannnot start xserver withe 82945 chipset


i have to install Fedorea 8
but it show a error message that "cannot start xserver"
and i can not install in graphic mode and after installation in command mode that i still can not start xserver with same message.
i 'm using 82945 chipset display controller that it is support fedora or not???
 
Old 01-12-2008, 08:38 PM   #2
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Whilst logged into the command line, enter the command
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/sbin/lspci | grep -i vga
What is the output. Also have you tried running system-config-display and configuring your graphics settings as vesa or fbdev?
 
Old 01-12-2008, 09:14 PM   #3
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Whilst logged into the command line, enter the command
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/sbin/lspci | grep -i vga
What is the output. Also have you tried running system-config-display and configuring your graphics settings as vesa or fbdev?
The output is "00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller (rev02)"

After running system-config-display:
Couldn't start X server on card 0
Couldn't start X server with old config, trying with a fresh configuration
Couldn't start X server on card 0
Error, failed to start X server.

and i don't know how configure graphic settings as vesa??
 
Old 02-12-2008, 06:24 PM   #4
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I feel your pain.

I am a 100% fresh n00b and am frustrated that I cannot load FC8.

I have 2.6.23.1-42.fc8 and have a VGA of 82945g. When I startx I get a 'out of sync' message. I can ctrl-alt-f1 and get back to CLI but dont know what I need to do to fix it.

I would like to download the correct driver from a repository but dont know how. I have spent ages looking on google but just read linux chatter that I dont understand. Can anyone help?

Thanks
Dave
 
Old 02-12-2008, 07:32 PM   #5
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I am not sure how to resolve the problem with the cards you have but try using the vesa or fbdev drivers whilst looking for a solution. To use the vesa or fbdev driver, you would edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and in the Device section of the graphics card, make sure the driver is listed as "vesa" or "fbdev".
 
Old 02-12-2008, 07:48 PM   #6
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i have to install Fedorea 8
but it show a error message that "cannot start xserver"
and i can not install in graphic mode and after installation in command mode that i still can not start xserver with same message.
i 'm using 82945 chipset display controller that it is support fedora or not???
Fedora is just a Linux distribution, so we are not talking whether Fedora is supported or not. Xorg server is the same for every Linux.
According to this page http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/sb/CS-010512.htm Intel driver included with Xorg should work with your card. Did you try?
 
Old 02-12-2008, 07:59 PM   #7
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I feel your pain.

I am a 100% fresh n00b and am frustrated that I cannot load FC8.

I have 2.6.23.1-42.fc8 and have a VGA of 82945g. When I startx I get a 'out of sync' message. I can ctrl-alt-f1 and get back to CLI but dont know what I need to do to fix it.

I would like to download the correct driver from a repository but dont know how. I have spent ages looking on google but just read linux chatter that I dont understand. Can anyone help?

Thanks
Dave
Based on information you provided it probably is not a driver problem. You need to edit your xorg.conf and limit sync rates to meet your monitor specs.
 
Old 02-13-2008, 01:15 AM   #8
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I did see that webpage, but I just dont know what to do. I am 100% noob and dont understand the lingo yet.

I have tried the "vesa" route, but everything I have seen or tried has failed. I really need to copy/paste a working xorg.conf and try that. it is mostly gibberish to me at the moment. I am n00b

I have a 1280x1024 75hz tft Xerox monitor if that helps.

Thanks for any help.
 
Old 02-17-2008, 11:48 AM   #9
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try this
change the default depth to 16 bit
and frequency to 60 hz
and resolution to 1024X768
 
Old 02-18-2008, 01:38 AM   #10
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try this
change the default depth to 16 bit
and frequency to 60 hz
and resolution to 1024X768
Thanks for your suggestion. My only problem is that I have a black screen.
 
Old 02-18-2008, 08:15 AM   #11
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Hmh ... As always, you have two options here. DIY or seek professional help. Probably there is a Linux guru in your area.
For DIY you seem kinda slow, no progress whatsoever in a week. How about switching to a console with Alt+Ctrl+F2, logging in as root and having a look at that xorg.conf? Discover your system, learn basic commands. For instance, find / -name xorg.conf will search the entire installation for xorg.conf. Once found, you can use a viewer, as less, to view it: less /etc/X11/xorg.conf, type man less to learn how to use less. To edit it use some editor, probably there is nano, nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf. To make sure you do not bork anything back it up first:
cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.original. You do not have to type in all of this, to use bash completion simply type cp /e and press TAB, you'll see. You need some creativity and curiosity. If all this seems terrible and appalling then better start looking for that local geek now.
 
Old 01-25-2009, 09:10 PM   #12
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Cool driver for 82945G

Hello,

I have the same problem with an ASUS P5LD2-VM motherboard.
By searching the Intel website I came upon this link:

http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/intel945g/

Selecting Software and drivers took me here:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filt...s=39&submit=Go!

which then led me to a link to here:

http://intellinuxgraphics.org/

This group posts this entry:
*
News
2009-1-15:xf86-video-intel 2.6.0 released, with DRI2, XvMC for Mpeg2 on i965, HDMI audio support, better TV image quality, basic SDVO LVDS support, together with Intel 2008Q4 graphics package released.
*

They claim it supports the 82945G chipset as well as several others.
I have downloaded the xf86-video-intel-2.6.0.tar.bz2 file for this but haven't had a chance to try it. I also am a newbie to the linux world.
I am running Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron on my Dell laptop and love it. I would like to put Ubuntu 8.10 Itrepid on the ASUS motherboard with an XP pro dual boot. But when I run the live cd I can also get a CLI using the "Ctrl+Alt+F1" key combination but my vga monitor just shows a blue screen. Kinda a linux version of the Windows blue screen of death.. LOL I tried all the boot options but without any luck.

If anybody can give some pointers on how to use the downloaded xf86-video-intel-2.6.0.tar.bz2 file that would be great.

Hope this helps.
 
  


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