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Old 08-13-2004, 08:55 PM   #1
ChevyBoy
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Question Cant start X because of wrong monitor type, how can i change it?


I just installed Linux, im pretty new to most of it. I cant start X, It says something to the effect of 'no screens found', So I belive I need to change my monitor type. how can I fix this problem?

Its installed on a laptop, with a GeForce2 Go. Display has been giving me problems. This is the 3rd time Ive installed it this weekend.

Can anybody Help? Id really like to get away from XP and use Linux. Have it on my older laptop and its awesome.
 
Old 08-13-2004, 09:15 PM   #2
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I believe the command is "xf86config". I am running Slackware 10, which has xorg. I ran xorgconfig to set up my display. Try running xf86config and make sure you choose the correct chipset and refresh rates.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 05:20 PM   #3
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You can run the Mandrake video setup program directly as root. It is called 'XFDrake'. Usually, there is a problem with the video driver selection of the monitor selection. Try selecting the generic 'vesa' driver, then work on getting monitor selection correct.
After that, you may want to download the newest driver setup program from the nvidia web-site. Be sure you install the kernel-source rpm for your present kernel. The driver program may need to compile a new driver.
You may also need the kernel-headers installed. I don't remember where they are packaged, maybe with glibc. typing as root: urpmq kernel-headers
may tell you which package contains the headers.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 05:30 PM   #4
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hi
u can try both
ctrl+alt+(+,-) 3 4 times

to check out for othr frequencies of ur monitor

also try
#XF86config

regards
gaurav
 
  


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