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Old 08-07-2004, 01:27 PM   #1
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Question startx --> black screen (slackware10, geforce4mx64mb)


Used DOS/Windows all my life, making the switch.

Running dual boot winxp/slackware10 on p4 2.4ghz, 768mb ram, geforce4mx64mb. Booting off lilo to 1024x768 (my lcd monitor's native resolution), 256 colors.

Everything works fine, boots perfectly, no errors, i can login as root.

But then if I put startx or xinit, i get a black screen and the indicator led on my monitor goes orange--- as though it were switching video modes. But it just sits there like that.

ctrl+alt+del, CR, gets me back to console. I can see a list of startx errors and a kde stop message.

How can I fix this? I'm sure it's something simple, but I basically have no clue what I'm doing. Docs I found suggest some config utils but /usr/X11R6/bin/XF86Setup does not exist, nor does /usr/X11R6/bin/xf86config. /usr/X11R6/bin/xwmconfig works fine, I picked KDE.



Thanks.....


EDIT: thought I should mention that video console mode 1024x768x256 works fine. Cute penguin.

Last edited by Sinope; 08-07-2004 at 01:32 PM.
 
Old 08-07-2004, 02:10 PM   #2
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I think in commandline mode, every thing is case sensitive. You will have an XF86Config file.

It sounds to me like your monitor cannot handle the res/refresh rate that the gui is after. Perhaps someone else can direct you how to do this in commandline mode, as I don't
 
Old 08-07-2004, 02:19 PM   #3
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Seriously man, them files dont exist.

I set the refresh rates from the monitor specs in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

Now the monitor says "Cannot display this video mode." Clearly a message hardwired into the monitor, as it's in some nice sans serif font smack in the middle of the screen.
 
Old 08-07-2004, 02:20 PM   #4
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hi there
if ur monitor is not takingthat frequency

try
ctrl+del+(+,-)

u can try either + or -

this will try out varios frequencies for ur monitor

regards
 
Old 08-07-2004, 03:18 PM   #5
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No dice, still a black screen.

HELP! getting desperate..... Don't want to reinstall linux for 4th time....
 
Old 08-07-2004, 04:29 PM   #6
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do u have X package installed in ur system


and u need to try ctrl+del+ (+,-) 3-4 times
so that u may get some correct frequency for u .

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Old 08-07-2004, 07:42 PM   #7
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Post your xorg conf file so we can take a look.
 
Old 08-07-2004, 08:26 PM   #8
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emm

try

$ gdm

should work, i have the same problem with startx... i think startx its only the service... well.. that should start gnome login
 
Old 08-07-2004, 11:49 PM   #9
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xorgsetup is what your looking for. I had the same problem with my S10 install and after i used xorgsetup X started up with no blank screen. ><
 
Old 08-08-2004, 12:09 PM   #10
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Thanks all, problem fixed now.
 
Old 08-09-2004, 02:38 PM   #11
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hi Sinope

could u please tell us everbody out here
what worked out for u???


regards
gaurav
 
  


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