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I Have just Found PCQLinux 2008 in March issue and installed it on my Compaq v6106AU laptop with windows Xp on Dual boot.
I did nt get any problem on installing the Core.But when i tried to start Gui with 'startx' the Screen gets blank.I am a new user to linux..and i dont know how to fix it. please suggest me how to fix it..
and one more thing is - i saw on bootup an error message that /dev/hda open failed.No such medium found. No volume group Found..Is this error is creating some problem for the gui ..???
Well, that error message is definitely worth noting. /dev/hda is the linux notation for the first IDE controlled device attached to the computer (i.e. your hard drive). It might be that the kernel isn't mounting your FS right or some other type of hard drive error, so perhaps its time to check out your fstab (/etc/fstab). This is the file which contains all of the configuration information for your hardware devices. A great source of info on how to deal with fstab can be found <a href="http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/LinuxTutorialAdditionalHardDrive.html">Here</a>
My best guess as to what your problem is is that fstab isn't directed at the right partition of your hard drive. Please post the contents of yours as well as your xorg.conf (/etc/X11/xorg.conf). We'll go from there.
The most common cause of X not starting up is an incorrect video configuration. If you say there is no X11 directory, that would mean that X was not installed (but you say startx works). Perhaps you meant that there is no xorg.conf file.
Try running "xorgconfig".
Also, look at /var/log/Xorg.0.log Towards the end of the file look for warnings (WW) and errors (EE)
Better yet, I would encourage you to get a more mainstream distro--eg Ubuntu, Fedora, Mepis, PCLinuxOS. I'm sure PCQuest is a great magazine, but I am skeptical about their creation of their own distro.
sorry Sir.. im not getting ur question..Answer o which questions .please specify here.
any how i have found these 2 directories and one files..ie
and i have also found the xorg.conf. but dont know how to set screen which match my tft screen resolution that is .@ 1200* 800 resolution @ 60 hz.which is the only mode my screen supports in windows. and also it is @ 96 dpi....