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Old 11-09-2001, 10:43 PM   #1
Liska
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Installation problem: No Screens Found?


Hey everyone,

Someone suggested I should come here to ask for advice.
This is a *VERY* newbie question, and I have searched through other resources first, before coming here.
I'm very new to Linux, and I'm installing it for the first time and know absolutely squat about the OS. A dangerous combination, I realize.

I seemed to get through the installation part in pretty much one piece (RedHat 7.0), but I can't seem to be able to run Xwindows due to a failure of "No Screens Found".

When I log into root and run the Xconfigurator, it seems to pick up my geforce2 ultra card initially, but it can't probe it or test it at all... saying that the X server had problems. Attempting to start X, I get a (WW) at "Could not find module v41" and a similar (EE) stating that the module does not exist.

Then "No Screens Found".

Now, according to other forums I read, it seems perhaps maybe the version of the included nVidia driver is flakey or just doesn't like my video card.

Does anyone know the best way to go about correcting this issue? Should I download the latest one from the nVidia website? Rather intimidating to see such a broad range of files to download. I wouldn't even know where to begin as far as installing it, too.

But any advice / help ya'll can offer is appreciated.

Last edited by Liska; 11-09-2001 at 10:49 PM.
 
Old 11-10-2001, 01:23 AM   #2
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i definitely recommend the files from the nvidia site. they're working great on my box. i've heard that they can break with kernels over 2.4.12, but that shouldn't be much of a concern.
 
Old 11-10-2001, 01:50 AM   #3
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Question is, which one do i get from their website, and even then, how on earth do I installa an rpm file?
 
Old 11-10-2001, 07:05 PM   #4
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In your configuration of X, did you specify a monitor and make sure it was exactly what yours can do? Try xf86config as another option to configure X. I picked the generic 'nv' drivers for my geforce 2 mx and works great. Outside of that, the monitor can cause alot of the same problems.
 
Old 11-10-2001, 10:39 PM   #5
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I've tried that. :\

I've read my monitor's documentation, and typed in the exact values, and tried many Many MANY combinations, but none work. I keep getting that "No screens found" error. Bleh, I've hit a brick wall. any other advice?
 
Old 11-11-2001, 01:34 AM   #6
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the "no screens found" is usually an error with the /etc/XF86Config file.

go to http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?PAGE=linux

you need to download the rpms under redhat 7.0, one cpu, uniprocessor kernel. there are two files there. you need them both. you can install rpms using the rpm command at the command line - use "man rpm" for more info.
i generally don't like using rpms, but they're supposed to be for an easier install. there's also two files under "systems which do not use rpms for package management" - which are .tar.gz files. you can download and install those two for a more reliable install - but it's a bit more compilcated. however, the tar.gz files come with fairly detailed instructions on how to install them, in the INSTALL and README files.
 
Old 11-11-2001, 06:31 PM   #7
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Go with the rpms...compiling is not something you should try while just getting your sys up and running for the first time.

rpm -Uvh filename.rpm is the command used to install an rpm.

good luck!
 
Old 12-02-2001, 01:11 PM   #8
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I've tried what you guys said, I installed the rpm's and I tried to edit the config file but nothing has worked :smash:
 
Old 12-03-2001, 08:43 AM   #9
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Have a look in /var/log/xfree86.o.log and post any error messages you see for us to check out.
 
Old 12-04-2001, 07:44 PM   #10
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Quote:
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(WW) Warning, couldn't open module GLcore
(II) UnloadModule: "GLcore"
(EE) Failed to load module "GLcore" (module does not exist, 0)
.
.
(WW) Warning, couldn't open module v4l
(II) UnloadModule: "v4l"
(EE) Failed to load module "v4l" (module does not exist, 0)
.
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(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

 
Old 12-05-2001, 01:34 PM   #11
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If I found and installed those things everything would work, right??

oh and BUMP
 
Old 12-05-2001, 05:09 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by Dagur
If I found and installed those things everything would work, right??

oh and BUMP
It's not quite that easy the line (EE) No devices detected. is the big show stopper, X is saying it cannot find your video card, you need to run xf86configure first as root and you'll need all the info about your moniter and video card when you do.
 
  


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