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Old 09-28-2003, 06:19 PM   #1
M_Castro
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Starting Gnome in RH 7.2


Just loaded RH 7.2 and I cannot load Gnome or KDE.

I type startx at the prompt and I get numerous lines of text, ending in:

"Fatal server error:
no screens found"

During installation, I selected Gnome and KDE to be loaded.

Thanks
Marc
 
Old 09-28-2003, 10:55 PM   #2
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For some reason, you didn't configure X correctly during the install. You need to rerun the Xconfigurator by running (as root)

xf86config

That should launch a text based "wizard" that will try and re-setup your Xserver. Make sure that you know the brand and model of your monitor, video card, and general info like how many buttons are on your mouse. That will regenerate a replacement for your /etc/X11/XF86Config file. My guess is that right now, if you look at that file, either the Screens subsection is blank or that there is no reference to the Screen under the ServerLayout Section.
 
  


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