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Old 06-09-2003, 02:03 PM   #1
shwabob
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Angry mandrake 9 starts in text mode


i got mandrake 9 installed on my computer, and all my dual booting works fine. However, it wont go into KDE or X, it just goes into text/command line interface mode.

i tried typing 'startx' and it comes back with a 'fatal server error: no screens found'

it also says
'(EE) Radeon(0): No valid mode for this DFP/LCD'
'(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

i am running an ati radeon 7000 64MB AGP multi-display graphics card with a viewsonic 19 inch CRT Flat Panel monitor.

Please help!!!
 
Old 06-09-2003, 02:16 PM   #2
david_ross
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Try logging in as root and running:
XFdrake

to configure your hardware.
 
Old 06-09-2003, 02:35 PM   #3
shwabob
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well, i decided to try reinstalling mandrake, figured i had nothing to lose. when it gets to the configure x section, and i try to set my video card to ATI Radeon - or any other item for that matter - it comes back with the following:

An Error Occured

(EE) Problem parsing the config file
(EE) Error from xf86HandleConfigFile()

Try to change some parameters

tell me something good...please...
 
Old 06-09-2003, 04:45 PM   #4
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I experience exactly the same problem, I get these two

(EE) Problem parsing the config file
(EE) Error from xf86HandleConfigFile()

plus the "no screen fatal error"...
My first boot under Gnome went OK, but I could access X interface only once!
I'm stuck here...
 
Old 06-09-2003, 06:07 PM   #5
shwabob
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yeah...i gave up on mandrake and went to redhat9, its pretty good...
 
Old 06-10-2003, 12:08 PM   #6
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I solved it with XFdrake.
I chose vendors/ati/radeon for the video card and chose a correct resolution, and everything went OK...odd.
 
  


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