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Old 01-16-2005, 09:00 PM   #16
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and what video card do you have
 
Old 01-16-2005, 09:01 PM   #17
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Paul -I just says -bash: -I command not found
 
Old 01-16-2005, 09:03 PM   #18
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Just the video card and monitor make/models should do for the moment. Also, you may wish to post the output of the following commands:
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grep WW /var/log/X*
less /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
grep WW /var/log/x*
less /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Probably only the first two or the second two will produce anything readable.
 
Old 01-16-2005, 09:04 PM   #19
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i think the video card is a S3 TRIO64 (generic)
either that or INTEL 845 as those are the two that i have seen the comp say
 
Old 01-16-2005, 09:09 PM   #20
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Quote:
Originally posted by ~Destiny~
Paul -I just says -bash: -I command not found
That would be
Code:
$ ls -l
not simply " -l " and those are "ell"s not ones
 
Old 01-16-2005, 09:14 PM   #21
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Thank you i'll try that out right now ~s~
 
Old 01-16-2005, 09:16 PM   #22
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While you're there, try typing
Code:
grep WW /var/log/X*

...or if that doesn't work:

grep WW /var/log/x*
 
Old 01-16-2005, 09:19 PM   #23
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Will do MJ i just want to thank you for helping me through this ~S~
 
Old 01-16-2005, 09:30 PM   #24
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No worries.

Incidentally, the underlying cause of the black screen is most likely to be a config file (either /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 or /etc/X11/xorg.conf) that doesn't have enough information to drive your video card or monitor. The 'grep' commands will hopefully identify the warning signs (WW) in the log files just before the display server (X server) crashed.

Cheers,

mj
 
Old 01-17-2005, 03:26 PM   #25
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Destiny after doing this to my computer i know what Mj said will work ~S~
 
  


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