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Old 08-23-2003, 04:33 PM   #1
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Unhappy no screens found


i stumbled upon this area (for the above subject) by way of google. I notice that may people here show output from log files and stuff to help troubleshoot, but I'm a total n00b here. I wouldnt know where to start to get these things to show.

I promise I'll try not to look too dumb. I normally ask questions after i've beat the dead horse for a few hours.

 
Old 08-23-2003, 04:37 PM   #2
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Hello and welcome to LQ

Ok, just a few questions then to narrow this puppy down:

What distro are you using?

What video card do you use?

What are the specs (even just a model and brand) of your monitor?

What have you tried, if anything, yet?

And the log file is usually:
/var/log/XFree86.0.log

For X errors, which this is.

Cool
 
Old 08-23-2003, 04:44 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by MasterC
Hello and welcome to LQ

Ok, just a few questions then to narrow this puppy down:

What distro are you using?

What video card do you use?

What are the specs (even just a model and brand) of your monitor?

What have you tried, if anything, yet?

And the log file is usually:
/var/log/XFree86.0.log

For X errors, which this is.

Cool
Hello MasterC, thanx for the welcome.

I'm using RedHat 9,

the video card is integrated (on board?), and windows device manager says "Intel 82810E Graphics Controller (microsoft corporation)".

monitor is 21" dell trinitron (dell D1626HT), resolution is 1152x864, high (24bit), DPI setting is normal (96 dpi).

I havent tried anything cause I dont know what to try
I dont know how to snag these outputs and all. Once i get the no screens found i end up just getting out and rebooting to windows to look for more help.

I am totally new at this (but i will start class on Monday, which is why it's so important) even tho we will be doing mostly command-line stuff i still want the whole environment to get going (id like to be totally *nix someday). So far I've put in 7 hours today and got nowhere
 
Old 08-23-2003, 04:55 PM   #4
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Ok, you'll want to login as root, then type:
Xconfigurator

To configure the X server. If that doesn't work still, you may want to check:
http://www.redhat.com/advice/ask_shadowman_feb03.html



Cool
 
Old 08-23-2003, 04:58 PM   #5
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ok, after that text login the next prompt I type that?
 
Old 08-23-2003, 04:59 PM   #6
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Never mind pcdebb,

You say that you've been at it for 7 hours, and got nowhere, well I've been "pissing in the wind" for the better part of 2 years.

Fortunately, thanks to the likes of MasterC, and quite a few others here at LQ, at least I have a working system.

7 hours down, and a couple of lifetimes too go - the stress can only get worse but with "good old hindsight" it DOES become more tolerable and ney, even enjoyable

Welcome, good luck and enjoy

regards

John
 
Old 08-23-2003, 05:02 PM   #7
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hehe bigjohn,

yes it's been a long day, actually a long nite too cause i didnt goto bed lastnite (that was spent wiping the drives and installing windows). my typing is a little slow cause my fingers wont line up with the home keys, i've gone thru a box of lil debbie snack cakes and a pack of smokes, but for some sick reason i stick with it. This is the first time i've gotten some feedback that I think may actually work (my regular forum sort of let me down and I find LQ). I'm waiting to hear back from Master and i'll do yet another reboot and try the next thing :-)
 
Old 08-23-2003, 05:04 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by pcdebb
ok, after that text login the next prompt I type that?
Yes.

Xconfigurator might not work anymore (old command), but according to that link:
redhat-config-xfree86

Should.

Cool
 
Old 08-23-2003, 05:04 PM   #9
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Ok, gonna give it a shot
 
Old 08-23-2003, 05:47 PM   #10
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woooo hoooo!!! Now I feel so liberated!! haha. now if i can get it online. I've set the network settings similar to my windows setting (static ip) but when i bring up a page it immediately says the page cannot be found. Now i'm a little bit happier :-)

any quick suggestions?

oh, and the redhat-config-xfree86 command is what did the trick.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 11:15 PM   #11
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Cool, glad you got it working

Quck suggestions? Not really, maybe check /etc/resolv.conf to see if any nameservers are present...

Cool
 
Old 08-24-2003, 03:30 AM   #12
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ok will check that, what should the nameservers be?
 
Old 08-24-2003, 12:19 PM   #13
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IP's.

nameserver 1.2.3.4
nameserver 2.4.2.1

And so on, but not those numbers, instead actual IP's from your ISP for their DNS servers.

Cool
 
Old 08-24-2003, 12:21 PM   #14
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forgot about this thread. I actually used my gateway ip to the router as the nameserver :-P
 
Old 08-24-2003, 12:51 PM   #15
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Sometimes that works too (depending on the router and how the info gets dispersed).

Glad you got it working

Cool
 
  


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