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Old 03-10-2008, 10:45 PM   #1
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PCQ Linux 2008 .. Gui problem.


Hii..
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 ..???
 
Old 03-10-2008, 11:02 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 03-11-2008, 05:33 AM   #3
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There Is no Such X11 Directory in etc
 
Old 03-11-2008, 05:51 AM   #4
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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.
 
Old 03-11-2008, 06:12 AM   #5
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Startx does not working coz after entering startx it shows no error but the laptop screen gets blank.
 
Old 03-11-2008, 06:14 AM   #6
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i tried to sudo apt-get instal ubuntu-desktop
but it shows that apt-get coomand not found.
 
Old 03-11-2008, 06:16 AM   #7
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Startx does not working coz after entering startx it shows no error but the laptop screen gets blank.
OK--if there is no error, then the startx command works---i.e. it starts the process. The error comes later.

Have you tried my other suggestions?
 
Old 03-11-2008, 06:46 AM   #8
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yeah. i tried xorgconfig but the error shows that command not found.
and also the Xorg.0.log does not contain any entry.
 
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This is sounding stranger every minute...are you sure that X is installed

Try deleting the Xorg.0.log and then running startx. If the log file is created, but has no content, then something is REALLY wrong.

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i tried to sudo apt-get instal ubuntu-desktop
but it shows that apt-get coomand not found.
How is this relevant? The implication is that your distro is based on Ubuntu, but what were you trying to do?

I won't repeat my suggestion to try a more mainstream distro......
 
Old 03-11-2008, 07:24 AM   #10
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how to delete that file...
 
Old 03-11-2008, 07:27 AM   #11
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cd /var/log
rm Xorg*

this removes all Xorg files in that directory
 
Old 03-11-2008, 07:50 AM   #12
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thanks.i have deleted the log.. and tried startx but the result is same.please help me out..
 
Old 03-11-2008, 08:03 AM   #13
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thanks.i have deleted the log.. and tried startx but the result is same.please help me out..
First, please go back and answer my earlier questions.

Also, please give us more information on this particular Linux, including any instructions that came in the magazine.

Do you have the following files/directories?:
/etc/X11
/usr/lib/xorg
/usr/bin/Xorg
 
Old 03-11-2008, 08:29 AM   #14
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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
/etc/X11
/usr/lib/xorg
/usr/bin/Xorg

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....
 
Old 03-11-2008, 08:52 AM   #15
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the Screen Section in xorg.conf is;

section "screen"
Identifier "screen0"
Device "VideoCard0"
DefaultDepth 24
Sub Section "Display"
viewport 0 0
depth 24
end SubSection
End Section
 
  


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