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Old 04-27-2005, 08:56 PM   #1
robertunes
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Angry startx problem with slackware 8


I have installed slackware 8 on my computer, and when ever i trie to use the startx command, i get this:

(continued)
...Release Date: 18 January 2002
If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is
newer than the above date, look for a newer version before
reporting problems.
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.18 i686 [ELF]
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Wed Apr 27 20:49:28 2005
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config"
(EE) VESA(0): No matching modes
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
the full server output, not just the last messages.
This can be found in the log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log".
Please report problems to --email--.

XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
--------------------------------------------------
How do I successfully configure kde or gnome to work, and how do i get rid of THIS.
 
Old 04-27-2005, 09:37 PM   #2
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Quote:
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config"
(EE) VESA(0): No matching modes
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
Looks like you have a screen misconfiguration.

First thing to try if you feel comfortable doing so it to open up /etc/X11/xorg.conf in pico or emacs and scroll down to the Monitors section (around line 359):
Code:
# **********************************************************************
# Monitor section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of monitor sections may be present

Section "Monitor"

    Identifier  "My Monitor"

# HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
# HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

    HorizSync   31.5 - 50.0

#    HorizSync  30-64         # multisync
#    HorizSync  31.5, 35.2    # multiple fixed sync frequencies
#    HorizSync  15-25, 30-50  # multiple ranges of sync frequencies
#    HorizSync  30-64         # multisync
#    HorizSync  31.5, 35.2    # multiple fixed sync frequencies
#    HorizSync  15-25, 30-50  # multiple ranges of sync frequencies

# VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
# VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

    VertRefresh 40-90

EndSection
Make sure that you have HorizSync and VertRefresh values that are appropriate for your monitor (you can't just pick anything); it's probably written on the back of your monitor or is displayed from a hardware screen menu.

Failing that, rerun `/usr/X11R6/bin/xorgconfig`.

Also I would start X11 with `xinit` (aka /usr/X11R6/bin/xinit) instead of startx since Slackware lets you choose the windowmanager with `xwmconfig` (aka /usr/X11R6/bin/xwmconfig) and makes symlinks to the appropriate startup scripts.

Last edited by michaelsanford; 04-27-2005 at 09:39 PM.
 
Old 04-27-2005, 10:16 PM   #3
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when i try the xinit command, the same thing appears.
 
Old 04-27-2005, 10:25 PM   #4
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Did you try xorgconfig ?

Last edited by michaelsanford; 04-27-2005 at 10:26 PM.
 
  


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