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Old 03-09-2004, 06:41 PM   #1
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Please Help, No Screens Found!


When i try to startx i get this error, i basically try to reconfigure x from drafconf and XFdrake and when i go to test the video config i get could not determine screen layout? please can someone help me, i have been trying this for weeks now and am completely new to linux, would love to get it working to i can fiddle!
 
Old 03-09-2004, 08:36 PM   #2
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Have you made sure your hardware (video cards, monitor etc) is supported? Check the HCL section of this site.
 
Old 03-09-2004, 09:26 PM   #3
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I would also check the video card manufacturers website to see if they have any drivers available
 
Old 03-10-2004, 05:14 AM   #4
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I get this problem ....

What I do to fix this problem is simply wip out the monitors manual and run xfconfig as root
and set up XF86 myself.. and it works ... lol
 
Old 03-10-2004, 07:32 AM   #5
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ive tried these but still nothing? ive done xf86config, nothing, changed draf conf and XFdrake and nothing?! if anyone can help please do because i would really like to get linus going!
 
Old 03-10-2004, 10:05 AM   #6
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What hardware are you using can you give us some names to we can attempt to see what is wrong?
 
Old 03-10-2004, 11:09 AM   #7
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Make sure you *do* get your monitor's specifications! (On your monitor's manufacturer's site)
 
Old 03-10-2004, 01:21 PM   #8
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As root do cat /var/log/XFree86.0.log (numeric 0) | more and check the exact errors. The most common cause is that the hsync and vsync are not correct.
 
Old 03-10-2004, 01:44 PM   #9
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how do i enter "As root do cat /var/log/XFree86.0.log (numeric 0) | more " this in? i tried typing the whole thing in as root and i got an error about not recognising '(' or something?! and i got the closest match to my monitor i could for the sync modes they are something like
horizontal: 30 - 54
vertical: 50-150

any ideas?

my hardware is

-Celeron 667
-256mb PC-133 RAM (at 100mhz bus speed)
-60gb hard drive at 30gb cos of false format (IBM excelstor)
-ATI Radeon 32mb sdr PCI
-onboard Intel i810 graphics card disables in bios
-sound = Intel i810 i think but appears in windows as AC97
-Running win xp/mandrake 9.2 download edition dual boot with grub boot loader

thats all i can think to mention??
 
Old 03-10-2004, 02:01 PM   #10
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i also found out that the monitor i have is a Proview 572M and the product number is IZ-561, i have tried searching for it and cannot find anything on it, it was bought just into the year 2000 so is about 4 years old now??

i found these specs for the 562 on a website, but this is a newer version.

Details
Dot Pitch: 0.28mm
Recommend Resolution: 800*600@85Hz
Maximum Resolution: 1024*768@75Hz
Horizontal Frequency: 30-58KHz
Vertical Frequency: 50-160Hz
Dot Rate: 100MHz(typical)
 
Old 03-10-2004, 02:25 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by FuriousGibbon
how do i enter "As root do cat /var/log/XFree86.0.log (numeric 0) | more " this in? i tried typing the whole thing in as root and i got an error about not recognising '(' or something?! and i got the closest match to my monitor i could for the sync modes they are something like
horizontal: 30 - 54
vertical: 50-150
at the prompt after the error starting X, type 'su' (without quotes) and enter passwd to become root.

then type 'cd /var/log'

then type 'ls' or 'ls | more' if it scrolls off screen

you should have a file called XFree86.#.log or something similar in there. type 'cat' followed by the filename. 'cat filename | more' allows you to scroll thru it and look for errors.
 
Old 03-13-2004, 08:28 AM   #12
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right, i done this cat/var thing and it come up with the errors above, so i deleted linux mandrake, reinstalled it but this time with my monitors exact specs which i had located on google, now when i startx i get no error but the monitor appears to do soemthing but then goes into standby mode almost, is this progress?

pelase help newbie!
 
Old 03-13-2004, 08:50 AM   #13
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this is what i have extracted from the config file, i didnt know what i was looking for so i took out what ever looked out of the ordinary, here goes:

(WW) option "XkbOptions" requires an string value

(WW) Radeon (0): Config file vrefresh range 31.5-60 not within DDC vrefresh range 30-55

(WW) Radeon (0): Config file vrefresh range 40-150 not within DDC vrefresh range 50-150

(!!) Radeon (0) for information on using the multimedia cabpabilities of this adapter, please visit http://gatos.sf.net


does this mean anything to anyone? the strings that i ignores all started with (**) and (II)

thankyou
 
Old 03-13-2004, 11:31 AM   #14
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Try using hsync=30-50 and vsync=50-150
 
Old 03-13-2004, 03:44 PM   #15
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Right, i tried them refresh rates and the screen appeared to do something when i tested it, but then it flickered and went into standby mode. Usually it just says unable to determine screen layout? does this mean its a graphics card problem? or is it still the monitor??
 
  


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