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Old 06-21-2004, 10:05 PM   #1
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configuring x server in slackware


Hi,
I'm trying to configure xfree86 in slackware using the xf86config script, and when I type startx, I get fatal errors, one of which says that screens were found but they don't have a usable configuration, so I keep trying different frequency ranges for my monitor and none of them works. Also when I boot I can read a line that looks like this (not exactly):

/lib/..../kernel/driver/video/.../intel.. intelfb failed

I'm using Intel(R) video card, and Envision En7100s monitor
can someone please give me a diagnosis and what to do? total newbie. thanks.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 10:16 PM   #2
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scale down your horizontal and vert rates...like for my monitor, it will actually use 30-70 for horiz and 50-120 for vert....but when i use those values, it totally distorts my screen...the way i worked around it is i used 31.5-64.3 for my horizontal, and 50-60 for my vert...then i chose generic vesa driver...it gives me a great screen at 1024x786 or close to it...i'm not sure of the resolution right now, i'm in suse.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 10:19 PM   #3
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thanks, I'll reboot and try.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 10:29 PM   #4
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Post your config file here...might help find the prob.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 10:37 PM   #5
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scale down your horizontal and vert rates...like for my monitor, it will actually use 30-70 for horiz and 50-120 for vert....but when i use those values, it totally distorts my screen...the way i worked around it is i used 31.5-64.3 for my horizontal, and 50-60 for my vert...then i chose generic vesa driver...it gives me a great screen at 1024x786 or close to it...i'm not sure of the resolution right now, i'm in suse.
didn't work, and I tried other frequencies.

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Post your config file here...might help find the prob.
is that the xf86config file?
 
Old 06-21-2004, 10:43 PM   #6
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yup...post your xf86config file...you should be able to find it in /etc/X11/
 
Old 06-21-2004, 11:18 PM   #7
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yup...post your xf86config file...you should be able to find it in /etc/X11/
sorry to ask this but do I write it by hand since I cannot access the internet from linux right now (I'm using windows)? or can I copy it to a disk and use it in windows? if so, what's the command please. thanks
 
Old 06-21-2004, 11:30 PM   #8
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sorry to ask this but do I write it by hand since I cannot access the internet from linux right now (I'm using windows)? or can I copy it to a disk and use it in windows? if so, what's the command please. thanks
wow, good question...anyone???
 
Old 06-22-2004, 06:26 AM   #9
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You can mount a Windows partition and copy the file on it, but I think there will be problems with the formatting because it isn't the same in windows and Linux. However you can try but it may be unreadable if you open it with notepad.
 
Old 06-22-2004, 07:19 AM   #10
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You might have problems copying the file to a mounted windows partition if that partition is NTFS. If it's FAT32 you should be OK. Why not avoid the potential problem by writing it to a FAT32 formatted floppy?

You will need a (windows) text editor capable of converting between the different line breaks used in windows and linux. AFAIR, ultra-edit can do this and you can download a trial version for free (as in beer...)
 
  


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