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Old 02-12-2005, 12:19 PM   #1
totalshredder
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Debian isn't able to recognize my monitor... strange problems


Okay, I have an interesting, and strange problem.

See, I installed debian, and everything worked very well, or, the install did. So I then proceded to reboot the computer, hoping to get greeted by a nice happy gui, only problem is, it's not starting gdm, kdm, or even xdm. What's up with that? I know I have them all installed, and debian tries to start every one of them, but I get an xfree error. I try to reconfigure X, but for some reason it can't connect to my monitor. It gives me a really funky screen and says "out of range". Strange. What can I do? I used apt, and found that I deffinitely have the newest version of gnome, kde and xfree86 installed. What can I do? Any help would be awesome!!

Realised I needed more info:
I tried reconfiguring xfree86, and did it in advanced. Still no go.
Tried using xdm, kdm, gdm, they all simply flicker around, then go back to normal.

What can I do?

Luke Demi

PS, I'm doing this on lynx from the failed debian install... funn!

Last edited by totalshredder; 02-12-2005 at 12:31 PM.
 
Old 02-12-2005, 12:31 PM   #2
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ok what xfre error u get ??

also try running
xorgconfig
or
xf86config

this will configure ur mouse,keyboard and monitor and will require the config of u moitor like horizontal,vertical refresh rates

regards
 
Old 02-12-2005, 12:37 PM   #3
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tried both. Same problems.

The last line of the error says "X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown)

EDIT: It says it cannot find any screens... everything else can... why can't debain?

Luke D

Last edited by totalshredder; 02-12-2005 at 12:47 PM.
 
Old 02-12-2005, 12:54 PM   #4
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post ur video.monitor config and the xorg.conf file here

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