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Old 10-14-2007, 05:42 PM   #1
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No screens found


I have a dell latitude D830 that I am trying to configure to run Red Hat Enterprize 32bit. When trying to lunch startx it comes back with the following:

(EE) VESA(0): NO valid modes
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration

Fatal server error
no screens found
XI0: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X Server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (o known processed) with 0 events remaining.

I have tried everything I can. Is there a default config that will launch startx on any video card?

Also in the Xorg.0.log it says the following:

Screen "Screens0" (0)
Monitor "<default monitor>"
Device "Videocard0"
No monitor specified for screen "Screen0"
Using a default monitor configuration.

Thanks

Pieter
 
Old 10-14-2007, 07:09 PM   #2
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If you look up the section of Device "Videocard0" you should see the driver selected by your Linux is "vesa".

Apparently this driver mismatch your video card or the monitor.

I have no idea what video card you have in the system but you could try "nv", "ati" or "radeon" to see if Linux buys it.

The monitor section has entries like "HorizSync" and "VertRefresh" specifying the scanning frequencies. LCD has a different setting to CRT, which can have been assumed by the installer causing "no screen found".

In general you could edit the /etc/xorg.conf, save the file, type startx at the terminal to try the setting. If it doesn't work you can repeat again until you nail the bugger down. From experience it is rare that none of the generic drivers work for you.
 
Old 10-14-2007, 07:31 PM   #3
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Hi shadowbiz, Welcome to lq. Have you tried configuring your x server? You can find more here. For any further questions please post the output of lspci.
Code:
/sbin/lspci -v
We'll need to know what card we're dealing with.
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 10-14-2007, 08:32 PM   #4
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Hi shadowbiz, Welcome to lq. Have you tried configuring your x server? You can find more here. For any further questions please post the output of lspci.
Code:
/sbin/lspci -v
We'll need to know what card we're dealing with.
Good luck. ;-)
So I have the Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100

Aslo is there a way to configure the x server from the terminal. I am very new at this. I looked at the link you gave and it didn't do me much good.

pieter
 
Old 10-15-2007, 08:32 AM   #5
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Try this.
Code:
system-config-display
Additionally you may find more help here.
Good luck. ;-)
 
  


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