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Old 05-10-2001, 10:16 PM   #1
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I'm completely new to linux and this is my first time ever using it, let alone trying to set it up. I just installed Red Hat Linux on my computer, which is also running Windows 98 & 2000, along side it. I have them all installed on seperate partitions. But whenever I try to get into the GUI (by the startx command) I get the following error "No screens found." I've tried reconfiguring it by using xf86config. But that did nothing. Any idea why I'm getting this error?
 
Old 05-11-2001, 07:35 AM   #2
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Have you tried the Xconfigurator utility? What kind of video card and monitor do you have. Might want to check out http://www.xfree86.org for info on your hardware if it is supported or not.
 
Old 05-11-2001, 09:29 AM   #3
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I tried running Xconfigurator and it recognised one of my video cards, but after that it said "Server does not exist. Cannot continue"

I've actually got 2 video cards, one an on-board ATI AGP Chip, and the other is a ATI All-In-Wonder 128 PCI video card. The manual to my computer (an IBM Aptiva 2158-240) says that if there's a video card in a PCI slot that the on-board video will be disabled and there's no jumpper or anything to disable it.
 
Old 05-11-2001, 10:32 AM   #4
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that could be the problem though, you might want to check out the site for the motherboard to see if there are any conflicts with running OS's other than maybe windows or anthing like that. It could be that Linux doesn't know which one to detect.
 
Old 05-11-2001, 02:36 PM   #5
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the card on the board being disabled should be done via hard ware not by windows so everything should be hunky dorey (if i may use that phrase).which version of xfree are you using?
with the older versions (3.3.x and so on, not the 4 series) you needed a package (called a server) for your card. for example, on my computer in my room i need the xfree-3.3.6-mach64.rpm to be installed to be able to configure my ATI Xpert98 (which has the mach 64 chip). there should be a similar rpm for your card (look at the rpms on your distribution cd for something that looks vaguely right). or check with ATI to find which chip is on the card.

with the later 4.0.x versions there is just one universal file which should already be installed. if you have 4 something then i have no idea why this happens. for the 3 soemthing, install the right package and you should be laffing!

Alex

P.S. so you have to make a choice which card to use. if you take out the pci one then the onboard one will work. leave it in and the on board one will be disabled.



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Old 05-11-2001, 06:32 PM   #6
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how do i go about finding out which version of xfree I've got?
 
Old 05-12-2001, 02:30 PM   #7
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try looking in /usr/X11R/ adn find a README file. that might have the version of xfree that it is for. it might also be mentioned in the man page for it (if it has one)

try man xfree

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Old 05-12-2001, 02:54 PM   #8
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well, the two video cards appears to be the problem. I removed my PCI video card and just connected the monitor to the on-board video, and I got into the gui without a single problem.

Is there any way I can go about fixing this or is any type of work around? Because I need that PCI video card, I don't care if I can't access the on-board one.
 
  


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