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Old 08-26-2003, 04:33 PM   #1
walsht3108
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Unhappy Fatal server error: no screens found


The install completed, I set up my user name now when I run startx I get the :Fatal server error: no screens found.

I am so lost at this point.
I have looked up the message in Google and it sais it is a very generic message and to check the log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log"
Which I have no clue how to check.
Does anyone know the best logical steo to take to get th GUI up and running.
 
Old 08-26-2003, 04:42 PM   #2
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More info, better answers. Distribution? Video card?

# Configuring X
Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO - video cards
The Linux XFree86 HOWTO
Configuring XFree86 for a Non-Specific Linux Distribution
Common X configuring tools:
Debian - dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
Mandrake - XFdrake
Redhat 7.3 down - the setup utility leads to several config tools
Redhat 7.3 up - redhat-config-xfree86
You may have these tools:
XF86Setup
XFree86 -configure
Xconfigurator
xf86cfg
xf86config
xconf
ATI Linux drivers
If you need the nVidia driver, you want the Linux IA32 driver
 
  


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