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Old 07-12-2004, 07:14 PM   #1
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error after trying to enter KDE


I just installed Mandrake 9.2 the other day, but i cannot enter my desktop. After booting mandrake, i am given a black screen and enter my username/ password. Then i try "startx" and i am given: evecve failed for /etc/X11/X (errno 2).

I was told that something was wrong with my configuration. I have tried Xf86config and XFdrake, but still the same problem. I would simply like to get to my desktop.

If anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 07-12-2004, 07:44 PM   #2
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do you know what video card you have, do you know the vertical and horizontal refresh rates of your monitor? if so, then this guide may help you

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=16

hope that helps.
good luck.
 
Old 07-12-2004, 07:52 PM   #3
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thank you very much for the link, it is quite helpful. Although I am still unsure of my computer info.
 
Old 07-12-2004, 08:08 PM   #4
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to find the video card info post the output of this command

/sbin/lspci -v

for the monitor, if you could post the make and model # i'll/we'll try and run down the specs.
good luck.
 
Old 07-12-2004, 10:25 PM   #5
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to find the video card info post the output of this command

/sbin/lspci -v

I tried that and it told me that it was not found.
As for my monitor, thank you for the offer. It is a systemax, and the model number off the back is F996 BYM

thank you
 
Old 07-13-2004, 07:27 AM   #6
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I tried that and it told me that it was not found
were you root while issuing it? if so, just issue

lspci -v

for your monitor, i'll have to do a little googling. do you have any specs on the box? what make and model, anything that'll help us run down your hardware?
 
Old 07-13-2004, 07:52 AM   #7
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some googling tells me this is probably the same monitor

http://www.scanport.com/crt_spec_h996bym.html

you can find specs there. do you have any of the documentation that came w/the machine?
good luck.
 
Old 07-13-2004, 08:04 AM   #8
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Well, i went back and entered the correct information, but now when i try to do "startx", i get this long thing that says "no core pointer specified", "unable to determine screen layout", "error from xf86handleconfigfile()" "Fatal server error: no screens found".

It looks as though i am closer, but something is still wrong...
 
Old 07-13-2004, 12:36 PM   #9
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when going through the config, did you complete all the steps?
 
Old 07-13-2004, 05:51 PM   #10
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yes, i used the defualt for some (just hitting enter) though.
 
Old 07-13-2004, 07:48 PM   #11
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what driver did you select? when configuring the mouse and screens, it's important to get that right. you need to configure screens that your system can do. did you ever get the output of

lspci -v
 
Old 07-14-2004, 07:07 PM   #12
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Thank you very much for your help, but i got sick of trying to figure it out and i just re-installed it. The second time, it was much more detailed (the install) than the first, dont know why. Now mandrake works, and i love it.

Thank you
 
Old 07-14-2004, 08:06 PM   #13
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glad you got it sorted mate. installs can be very confusing if you don't do a bit of reading first, i suffered the same problems on my first install, and finally resorted to text base installs, only after doing some reading. good luck w/futrue endeavors.
 
  


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