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Old 05-20-2004, 07:12 PM   #1
hashdh
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Unhappy oh noes! i broke it!


hiya

i run a lil nix box to run a small irc network, using CollegeLinux, and its been up and stable and happy for about 4 months.

then i had to go and break the damn thing.

i finally got a new monitor for the box, and was trying to bring it from 800x600 res to 1024x768 in kde. i punched in the video card and monitor info, saved, and cntrl+alt+backspace to kill x. it blinked at me a few times and just sat there with my wallpaper being the only thing on the screen. the box looked hung, but the ircd was still up so i just left alone for an hour and ate.

i come back, and its still froze up like that, so i rebooted the machine. now when it gets to the point that it launches x, it blinks a few times at me and freezes.

so after searchign these forums, i started the system with linux single, and went into xf86config, trying first the video card/monitor information that i had in front of me, with no go. ive since tried a number of different setups down to bottom settings, and everytime it blinks at me a few times then just sits there.

any idea on how the hell im going to fix this, would be much appreciated
 
Old 05-20-2004, 09:26 PM   #2
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I am not familiar with that distro.

But you probably the file you want to edit is XF86Config-4

Seems to me that you have a refresh rate issue in your configuration. Paste here the contents of your '/var/log/XFree86.0.log' file.
 
Old 05-26-2004, 12:29 AM   #3
hashdh
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update - i fixed the damn thing

im not sure how, but it turns out it wasnt a refresh problem, but an error loading the frickin mouse. i have no clue on how this happened, since all i was doing was changing the resolution when x died on me.

after days of screwing around with it, and searching the forums trying any tip i could find, adding "AllowMouseOpenFail" in my ServerFlags section of xf86config-4 fixed it. and the mouse works fine. bizarre to say the least.

thanx tho Qucho
 
Old 05-29-2004, 01:19 AM   #4
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I am glad you fixed it

And dont thank me man, you did all the work all by yourself... good job !
 
  


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