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Old 04-15-2005, 03:35 PM   #1
opopanax
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Virtual Height Trouble


Im running Slackware 9, and on startup i get an error message saying XServer could not be started. It says Virtual height (1440) is too large for the hardware (max 1200), when it took XF86Config from /etc/X11/. I tried switching back to a backup of XF86Config, but it dint work. Also ran XFree86 with -configure, and it made a new file XF86Config.new. When i restarted, the grey startup screen came up, and stayed like that,; the login screen dint load. It then gave an error about not being able to load the fonts from /usr/bin/. I have no graphical display. Can somebody please help me out? How do i change the Virtual height??

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Old 04-17-2005, 12:24 AM   #2
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Not surprising really, 1440 is quite bit. You need to know how to adjust the screen resolution, and you're probably going to have to do this via a text only terminal(?) - there is some reading matter:

have a look at this page -

http://www.nesware.net/odin/xorg.php

You exact problem is not discussed, but there are comments on how to adjust X screen setting in slackware which you should be able to adapt for your purposes.

failing this - try:
http://www.slackware.com/config/x.php

as the official sites advice.

lastly - a note about questions [set flamers to "light brown"]- do read anything which tells you how to ask questions in this forum. You posted to linux hardware, but did not include any details about your hardware... what is your monitor?

However this is really a slackware configuration question - you have written mostly about config files - so perhaps it should be in the slackware distributions forum? Whatever, it would help to let us know what version of slack you are running, and what the kernel is...

OTOH: you did give a good idea of what you have tried and what you hoped to acheive: things normally left out.

Good start - I've done worse. [flamers off]
 
Old 04-17-2005, 11:40 AM   #3
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sorry for the "misposting". i really didnt know what section my question should go into. I posted in the Hardware cuz i thought its more a question of making the right hardware settings. Thanx for tip. i'll be more careful in future.
Thanks again for the reply. I'll see if i can fix it, and post back.
 
Old 04-17-2005, 11:46 PM   #4
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no worries

This is all right - BTW: I wasn't critisizing you for misposting as such: that is up to the moderator. That this thread hasn't been moved suggests there is no serious transgression (or the moderator hasn't looked yet )

Mostly I was trying to offer tips on how to get better answers to your questions - i.e. if you suspect hardware, talk about the hardware. (It may be a hardware problem - nobody knows because you havn't told about your monitor...) Never mind - I look forward to your results...

Remember - say what you did, then what happened. Be specific.
 
  


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