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Old 10-23-2007, 11:34 PM   #1
prernabhagat
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unable to start GUI in linux


Hi

I have recently installed fedora core 7 on my laptop model Compaq 6715s. I am getting the terminals but the GUI is not there. I tried pressing Ctrl+Alt+F7, but of no use. I have even checked /etc/X11/xorg.conf for the configurations, but still facing the same problem.

Please help me out.
 
Old 10-23-2007, 11:36 PM   #2
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It's possible that you did not install a desktop manager (graphic interface) when installing the Fedora Core 7. Have you tried typing:

Code:
$ startx
into the terminal?
 
Old 10-23-2007, 11:58 PM   #3
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Yes I tried startx but even that is giving errors:

Fatal Server errors:
no screen found
XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
 
Old 10-24-2007, 01:16 AM   #4
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You will need to edit xorg.conf (etc/X11/xorg.conf). Pls paste the content of your xorg.conf here.
 
Old 10-24-2007, 02:09 AM   #5
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The contents of /etc/X11/xorg.conf :-

# Xorg configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "vesa"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600"
EndSubSection
EndSection

~
 
Old 10-25-2007, 12:24 PM   #6
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Everything looks OK to me just try this change in the last para:

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Do let me know if this works out
 
Old 11-22-2007, 02:23 AM   #7
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Hi

I found a solution to my problem way back and am working fine in the GUI environment of Linux (FC7).
I thought i shud update my friends who tried to solve my problem especially amitabhishek with the solution.
I tried the steps listed in the following link :
http://www.dcs.kcl.ac.uk/pg/kiran/tu...7ati/index.php

And finally my GUI started working!!!
 
Old 11-23-2007, 10:44 AM   #8
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Not at all. Glad you managed to start the GUI. The desire to help each other is what keeps this forum alive & kicking.
 
Old 03-15-2012, 02:59 AM   #9
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hi friend ,
i am new here and i am facing same problem (unable to start GUI ).I tried the link given here "http://www.dcs.kcl.ac.uk/pg/kiran/tu...7ati/index.php" but web page is no longer available pls help

Last edited by azhar11; 03-15-2012 at 03:00 AM.
 
Old 03-19-2012, 09:59 AM   #10
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hi friend ,
i am new here and i am facing same problem (unable to start GUI ).I tried the link given here "http://www.dcs.kcl.ac.uk/pg/kiran/tu...7ati/index.php" but web page is no longer available pls help
You need to open your own thread for your own question. This thread is FIVE YEARS OLD, and what is here is for a version of Linux that's no longer available.

Open your own thread, and tell us what version/distro of Linux you're using, and on what hardware, and we can try to help. And spell out your words.
 
  


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