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Old 08-02-2004, 07:01 PM   #16
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Try running :
Code:
xf86config
You'll need your video card/driver info, and moniters vertical/horizontal sync rates, and the higheswt resolution it can use. This can all be found in the user's guides for the moniter.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 07:17 PM   #17
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Ugh... Well at least this really CAN be the problem coz I messed up a lot. But I also couldn't test the GUI coz "xfs" wasn't running. O well....

Monitor: E773p
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
Highest Resolution: 1280x1024

This was all I could get without a guide. I don't have any! They just gave me 2 guides: one for my PC and the other is some product info guide (doesn't say anything about monitors). Can I find the vertical/horizontal sync rates somewhere here in Windows XP just like the other info?

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Old 08-02-2004, 07:20 PM   #18
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What is the make (manufacturer) / Model # for your moniter?
if you can use console, 60Hz H-sync works.. this is what im running for X
google for a user's manual
 
Old 08-02-2004, 07:37 PM   #19
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Model #? 60Hz H-sync? I think I'm gonna give up on Linux.... I can't find anything.... I tried the xf86config and everything was going well (I think) till I needed to say how much video memory I had and stuff.... Then it said I gave the wrong number and it stopped. I don't know all this info they didn't gave me anything with the info. The only thing I MAYBE can find on google is the video memory and whatever I need to know about it. I'm getiing sick of this..... Why does it have to be so hard to install Linux...
 
Old 08-02-2004, 08:08 PM   #20
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If you wish to give up, I certainly can't stop you. But, I will tell you that when you do get it working, the knowledge you've gained far surpasses the pain that it was to get that knowledge.
Now:
You video card's memory is always listed with it's documentation and should be printed on the card itself. You can also find this by going to Display Properties (Control Panel) -> Settings (Tab) -> Advanced (Button) -> Adapter (Tab) in Windows. The 60Hz H-sync is a 60 Hz Horizontal-sync refresh rate. You can find your specific one by going to Display Properties -> Settings -> Advanced -> Moniter in Windows, under 'Refresh Frequency'
Hope this helps some

Stay the course. It's fun, don't you think?

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Old 08-02-2004, 08:21 PM   #21
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Yeah it's fun. Ok I think I'm allmost there now. Well I sure hope I'm allmost there....

Video Memory: 128MB
Refresh Rate: 60-240

So I tried to do the config again till I came somewhere and I didn't know what to do. But u probably do so.... here goes:

Quote:
I am going to write the XF86Config file now.
Make sure you don't accidently overwrite a previously configured one.

Do you want it written to the current directory as 'XF86Config'?

PUSHED ENTER

Please give a filename to write to:

PUSHED ENTER

Failed to open filename for writing.
Maybe you need to be root to write to the specified directory?
And then it stopped. I'm thinking I HAVE to overwrite the previous data right? Since that wrong and all...... O well hope ya can help me out.

When installing Mandrake I didn't select my DELL monitor (coz I didn't know the name) as THE monitor. I clicked normal 1024x768 monitor (or something like that) in General. That IS the kind of monitor I have but can that cause problems?

Thanks for helping me so far! If I ever meet u one day... I'm gonna give u money.

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Old 08-02-2004, 08:38 PM   #22
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Just making another post to get it up in the forum. Maybe if u didn't see the post anymore u think I gave up. Since I can't PM you I made a post....
 
Old 08-02-2004, 08:43 PM   #23
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you have to be root to do this...

and as for the money thing... *coughafferocough*
 
Old 08-02-2004, 08:48 PM   #24
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Ummm.... How can I be a root? Instead of typing "valentino" typing "root"? O and I just registered at affero.

O well if u don't say anything I'll just try it. And yes it works! And again I tought this time it's REALLY gonna happen.... But NO!

Quote:
Shall I write it to /etc/X11/XF86Config?

Please answer the following question with either 'y' or 'n'.

YES

Shall I write it to the default location /usr/X11R6/etc/X11/XF86Config?

YES

Failed to open filename for writing.
See the last line? That's where u come in coz I don't know why it FAILED!!!!

I'll just wait for u to reply. If u don't, I'll go to a diffirent site and just ask it there...

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Old 08-02-2004, 11:01 PM   #25
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Sorry bout the wait: I was at work, now I'm home.
you should be typing just 'y' or 'n'

/usr/X11R6/etc/X11/XF86Config does not exist, on mandrake the config file is /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
try that
 
Old 08-03-2004, 06:38 AM   #26
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Hey it's me again I had to go to sleep so...

I've tried writing the config to:

/etc/X11/XF86Config - still the same error

/usr/X11R6/etc/X11/XF86Config - still the same error

/etc/X11/XF86Config-4 - still the same error

And with still the same error I mean the one when I type "startx".
 
Old 08-03-2004, 06:51 AM   #27
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are your referring to this error:
Code:
XIO: Fatal 10 error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 know processed) with 0 events remaining
???

there has to be more to that error message, some text before it... what is it?

<EDIT>
Also: They typing these and tell me what happens. Probably the same thing, but it will negate the possibility of a problem with the Desktop enviroment versus the X server:
Code:
startkde
gnome-session
</EDIT>

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Old 08-03-2004, 07:18 AM   #28
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Why did ya make me write all this down? O well everything for Linux..

Quote:
Build Operating System Linux 2.6.3-3 mdkenterprise 1686 [ELF]
Build date: 24 March 2004
Before reporting problems check http://www.xfree86.org,
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers. (--)probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting.
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) waring, (EE) error, (NI) not implented, (??) unknown.
(==) log file: /var/log/XFree86.0.log" using vt 7
(EE) VGA (0): Driver can't support depth 24
(EE) Screen (s) found, but none have a usable confoguration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found
I'll try the stuff in the EDIT part of ur post right now.

EDIT:

Both commands are invalid. If ur gonna ask me to use "drakxconf" now.... that command is invalid too.

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Old 08-03-2004, 07:27 AM   #29
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Quote:
(EE) Screen (s) found, but none have a usable confoguration.
Pay special attention to this line
This simply means the config is off.
Now: Looking I see you have this in a previous post:
Quote:
Video Memory: 128MB
Refresh Rate: 60-240
Tell me, what did you set your resolution, Horizontal sync and vertical sync ratings to? You said Dell moniter right? What size? I bought a Dell computer too - that's what I'm sendng this from and my values might work for you.

<EDIT>
Also: i just seen this
Quote:
(EE) VGA (0): Driver can't support depth 24
Paste the Entire "Monitor" & "Display" sections of XF86-Config-4 here please
I had this very same problem, but cannot for the life of me remember how I resolved it. It was a very simple edit, but I cannot remember what I took out.

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Old 08-03-2004, 07:33 AM   #30
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Reso: 1280x1024 60Hz
Sync: 60-240
Size: 1024x768
 
  


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