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Old 11-18-2003, 01:59 PM   #1
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Fatal server error: No screen found


BAH.. after i installed fonts and messed arround a lil bit.... i tried to reboot the pc and it says....
(ee) problem parsing config file
(ee) error from xfree86handleconfigfile

fatal server error
no screens found

x10: fatal IO error 104 on x server after 0 req's 0 processed and 0 events remaining.


how can i fixc this?

thansk guys

also.. is there a website for all these commands?
im not going to have internet for a lil bit and i know ill have problems.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 02:14 PM   #2
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Re: Fatal server error: No screen found

Quote:
Originally posted by iLLuSionZ
BAH.. after i installed fonts and messed arround a lil bit.... i tried to reboot the pc and it says....
(ee) problem parsing config file
(ee) error from xfree86handleconfigfile

fatal server error
no screens found

x10: fatal IO error 104 on x server after 0 req's 0 processed and 0 events remaining.


how can i fixc this?

thansk guys

also.. is there a website for all these commands?
im not going to have internet for a lil bit and i know ill have problems. :)
You'll almost certainly have all the man-pages
already installed ....
try a
man XF86Config

The website you're after is http://www.xfree86.org

And, as a lesson that you've probably just learnt:
when messing with config files, ALWAYS make a
backup-copy of them ;)

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 11-18-2003, 02:34 PM   #3
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I think Mandrake makes a copy for you, check you /etc folder and see if there is a file called XF86Config~. If there is, then this would be the backup that was made when you edited the original file. I know RedHat makes a backup, and mandrake is RedHat based, so it might as well.

slight
 
Old 11-18-2003, 04:38 PM   #4
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The files that end with a ~ are backup files created by emacs. It hasn't anything to do with distro.

Martin
 
Old 11-18-2003, 04:54 PM   #5
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none of this tells me anything... i dnot even know what i would do if i found the file. : \
 
Old 11-18-2003, 06:46 PM   #6
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First of all, can you confirm that your distribution is Mandrake 9.2 ?
And what type of monitor do you have ? (manufacturer and model)

In the directory /etc/X11, there is a file called XF86Config
This is the X server configuration file.
You may have a backup copy, it will be a variation on XF86Config (for example: XF86Config.backup ).
If you have one, make a copy of the original (XF86Config.bak) and rename the backup file to XF86Config.

If not, you can always modify the XF86Config file.
If you tell me what type of screen you have, I could most likely give you the settings.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 11:06 PM   #7
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yeah i have 9.2

and my monitor is a MAG innovision 17" flat panel model 565 and it is supported...it was runnin fine with redhat xp and mandrake b4 this..
 
Old 11-20-2003, 06:17 PM   #8
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You can try to use the xf86config command in order to re-configure X.
Login as root and, at the command line, type: xf86config

If the command does not work (or you don't have it), you can try to configure it manually.
In order to do it manually, you will need the Horizontal and Vertical Refresh Rates for your screen.
You can get these from the menu system on your monitor or from the manual.

In the /etc/X11/XF86Config file, modify the "Monitor" and "Screen" sections -- also make sure your videocard is properly configure in the "Device" section.

Here is a sample:
Code:
Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "Samsung SyncMaster 700NF"
        DisplaySize  320        240
        HorizSync    30.0 - 96.0
        VertRefresh  50.0 - 160.0
        Option      "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Videocard0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth     24
                Modes    "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
EndSection
 
  


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