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Old 04-22-2003, 07:37 PM   #1
xavierq
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no screens found


I just installed RH as my first Linux distro... It boots to the command prompt... Im not entirely sure what I'm doing, but I know I'm supposed to be in xwindows.... I type startx, and it says no screens found. I'm using the generic VESA adapter, I wasn't sure of my card when I was doing the install.

I'm really lost, not even sure how to get to the options I need. This is supposed to be a remotely accessable file server when I'm done. (remote via LAN, not internet) right now, it's holding my door open...
 
Old 04-22-2003, 07:42 PM   #2
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Re: no screens found

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Originally posted by xavierq
... It boots to the command prompt...
Did you log in ?? before typing startx ??
 
Old 04-22-2003, 08:25 PM   #3
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the no screens found error means the
XF86Config file isn't working for that video card.
config it again
XF86Setup or
Xconfigurator
as root
 
Old 04-22-2003, 10:11 PM   #4
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It would probably help if you cracked open your case and looked at your network card. Most of time you can figure out the make and model just by looking at the logos on the card itself. If you can figure it out, then go the the manufacturers web site for both the network card and your monitor and do a search for the specs. Knowing things like your monitors refresh rates and the network cards chipset will probably make things go alot better when you try and reconfigure your Xserver.
 
Old 04-22-2003, 10:27 PM   #5
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First know what your hardware is. Once you know this you can serach the linux sites from google to locate install faq's. This would be the fastest way. As far as the file server goes. To do it the best way you should not even need windows. All you have to do is set up linux's NFS server. Maybe apache if you need internet accessable files. Good Luck. auric
 
Old 04-23-2003, 05:15 AM   #6
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probe first
# X -probeonly > /tmp/x.out 2>&1

can try this command
#XFree86 -configure

to test run
#XFree86 -xf86config /root/XF86Config.new

to undo screen press ctrl+alt+backspace
 
Old 04-23-2003, 09:31 AM   #7
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Ok, it looks like I have an Alliance Semiconductor AT24. (you didn't expect a quality card on a file server, did you?)

I'm logged in as root.

Xconfigurator gives me command not found. So does XF86Setup.


The XFree86 thing blanked my screen and I had to cold boot to get out.
 
Old 04-23-2003, 01:29 PM   #8
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I think it's redhat-config-xfree86 for redhat 8.0 and higher.
 
Old 04-23-2003, 07:05 PM   #9
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Yeah, that command works. None of the drivers work, though. I've downloaded a driver for it, but I my NIC's bad, and it doesn't have a floppy, so I've gotta either set something up or burn a CD...
 
Old 04-23-2003, 07:07 PM   #10
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I know rehat 5.2 and later has setup. Try setup from the root log in. There should be a menu that allows you to access Xconfigurator. If you can not access this it is because you did not install it or you do not have it mapped. Try 'locate setup'. if it is found then try 'cat ~/.bash_profile' This should list your path. Your path is the directories that your bash shell looks in to find executibles. Now if setup is found in the locate command and it is the path then the permissions need to be changed. On the other hand if your setup command is not located then you need to install it. Refer mesg by capt cave man. Good luck
 
  


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