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Old 05-17-2004, 09:48 PM   #1
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no screens found


Just installed RED hat 9 so i am a little shaky on the commands.

I can login as root and then type startx...

Fatal server error:
no screens found

XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

here is my hardware config:

Maxtor 20 GB HD
NVIDIA graphics card
CTX monitor

chose desktop install

Thanks again for your time and ANY help will be appreciated.

PS. It would be nice to know how to scroll up so that i can read the entire help menu/error message.

PPS it would also be nice to see a list of hardware attached to the system if that is possible.

CEF

Last edited by cef; 05-17-2004 at 10:10 PM.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 09:51 PM   #2
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Run xf86config (you may need to su to root) and follow the prompts.. be careful on monitor refresh, if you don't know it put something low like 30-50 for both hrefresh and vrefresh (or if you have your monitor manuals use that as it should have the specs).
 
Old 05-17-2004, 10:11 PM   #3
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HOW?

how do i change refresh rate
and how do i run a program

wow i suck
 
Old 05-18-2004, 01:13 AM   #4
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at the command line type (as root)

redhat-config-xfree86
 
Old 05-18-2004, 06:43 AM   #5
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Hi cef,

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I can login as root and then type startx...
You're genraly not encouraged to do it as root! I'll suggest you make another user account, for example "cef", then login on your machine as that user and not as root and then configure the X-Server with that command redhat-config-xfree86. For help how to create an user account, please consult with your RH documentation.

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Fatal server error: no screens found XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
This error is because of X-Server is not configured for your root account. If you plan to work with your linux isntallation as root (and this is very, very bad idea!), the of course you need to configure it.

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PS. It would be nice to know how to scroll up so that i can read the entire help menu/error message.
On the console, just press and hold the Shift key, then with the keys PgUp and PgDown you can scroll up and down the screen.

Kind regards,
sbogus
 
Old 05-18-2004, 03:50 PM   #6
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If you selected the driver 'nv' or 'nvidia' in your configuration and is not working.... Then reconfigure it and select 'VESA'

That will make your xserver to work for now, until you get the right drivers.
 
  


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