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Old 08-29-2004, 10:21 PM   #16
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You forgot the leading /
and the X is capital ...
 
Old 08-29-2004, 10:27 PM   #17
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i tried it again exactly like this


less /var/log/Xfree86.0.log

and

less /var/log/XFree86.0.log

and i got the same mesage
 
Old 08-29-2004, 10:33 PM   #18
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is there a command that i can use to go into these directories manually and search for the file
 
Old 08-29-2004, 10:33 PM   #19
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cd /var/log
ls -l

What does it give you, anything with an X in the name?


And note for the next time :)

There's an edit - button in your post. Quite easy to use.



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Old 08-29-2004, 10:45 PM   #20
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i got into the file and didn't know what to look for but i did notice that the file put emphasis on a screen mode that my monitor does not support 2048x####


and had a message near it that said something like hsync out of range



the file was called XFree86.1.log

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Old 08-29-2004, 11:00 PM   #21
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No .0. ones?

Odd
 
Old 08-29-2004, 11:56 PM   #22
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nope none that have .0. only .1. but can i find the problem from that file instead???
 
Old 09-01-2004, 05:38 AM   #23
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Phew.... just guessing here but would it be possible to post your X config file (the .1. file)
so we can have a look at it?

From what you said it seems your configuration file is not right.
Try finding your monitor specs (horizontal and vertical sync, supported screen resolution, etc) and use the redhat X configuration utility to reconfigure the X-server. (I wouldn't know the redhat X config util's name and/or location but I believe it was posted in this thread earlier).

Good luck,

Tectonic

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Old 06-28-2005, 04:26 PM   #24
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Angry Me too!

I have the same problem on mandriva 10.2 the txt based stuff comes up after lilo then, after a minuete of blank screen and hdd humming, the screen goes onto standbye and doesn't do anything, so I think I have the same problem, I am a and need basic help to, thanks in advance
 
Old 07-05-2005, 05:02 PM   #25
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I am also having the same problem with 10.2 and a sony viao laptop. Blank Screen after boot. But I have to set the parameter apm=off to get it to boot in the first place. I don't know what apm does though.
 
Old 12-27-2005, 05:33 PM   #26
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i have the same problem with Red Hat 9 on my Inspiron B130

is it possible that my X settings were set incorrectly during install?
i noticed that anaconda was unable to detect my monitor, so i went with "Unprobed Monitor"
if so is there any way to change them without re-installing?
i tried redhat-config-xfree86 but that cant load because its graphical O.o
is there any way to change the settings via the console?

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Old 12-27-2005, 08:16 PM   #27
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Old 12-27-2005, 08:58 PM   #28
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Hey guys whenever you got a blank screen it is a mismatch of the monitor or/and video drivers selected by the Linux.

In such a case press crtl+alt+backspace should drop you back to the Shell. From there you can look at the log file. It is always in /var/log and ending with ".0.log". Just ls /var/log and spot it then either view it with less or more command. I prefer using the editor vi. That should tell you what the problem was. Typically it would screen loss or no core pointer found (that is the mouse!)

The configuration file is always stored in /etc/X11 but may be called different names like xorg.conf or XF86Config according to the age of the distro. A lot of the time you can run the configurator too by typing

xorgconfig or xf86config or xorfcfg in Bash shell

It is advisable to edit configuration file on the "horizSync" and "VertRefresh" to match your monitor first.

The video drivers in Linux are generic type but good enough for general application. I have installed over 100 Linux and BSD and over 3 different PC without bothering with an outside driver. If the "ati" doesn't work try "radeon" or "vesa" or "fbdev". The drivers are stored in /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers directory. You don't need to touch them just take not of what you got.

After saving the configuration file you can go back to Desktop by type

startx

If the setting isn't good enough try another video driver until you get a result.

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Old 12-27-2005, 09:31 PM   #29
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i got it working.
just changed the Modes: line from 640x480 to 800x600
thanks alot!
now to get my network running...
 
  


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