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Old 03-06-2005, 12:07 AM   #1
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X not working. . .


For some unknown reason I cannot get X to start; I have tried configuring it many times using both the graphical configuration tool and the manual configuration tool. Every time I try to start X (using either the "startx" or the "xinit" command) I get an error saying "No valid modes found". How Do I solve this problem?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 03-06-2005, 12:10 AM   #2
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Bump

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Old 03-06-2005, 05:09 PM   #3
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Old 03-06-2005, 05:24 PM   #4
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you bumped your own thread after THREE minutes????
 
Old 03-06-2005, 05:29 PM   #5
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Are you using xorg or xfree and post the error log,for xorg it is /var/log/xorg.0.log
 
Old 03-06-2005, 08:45 PM   #6
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Originally posted by comprookie2000
Are you using xorg or xfree and post the error log,for xorg it is /var/log/xorg.0.log
I'm using xfree; where would I find the error log for xfree?

you bumped your own thread after THREE minutes????

I didn't actually bump my thread twice, the first time my message said something which was rendered pointless by editing my first post (I couldn't find the edit button as I was using a console browser at the time, and those things are hard to use) so I edited my second post to say "BUMP" thinking it would bump my thread (which it didn't). Realising my thread was not bumped I made my third post three minutes later . Boy am I silly. . .
 
Old 03-06-2005, 08:49 PM   #7
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cd to /var/log and then ls to show what is there,should be there somewhere.
also while we are at it what kind of monitor and graphics card and do you know your
monitors vertical and horizontal frequency rates
*from the deli linux site*
Q: How can I setup the graphical environment (X-Window, XFree86)?

A: You need to install all from the x series. Then use XF86Setup.
Or, if you have a VESA 2.0 compatible graphic card install xvesa.tgz
and run vesaconfig.



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Old 03-06-2005, 11:45 PM   #8
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Originally posted by comprookie2000
cd to /var/log and then ls to show what is there,should be there somewhere.
also while we are at it what kind of monitor and graphics card and do you know your
monitors vertical and horizontal frequency rates
*from the deli linux site*
Q: How can I setup the graphical environment (X-Window, XFree86)?

A: You need to install all from the x series. Then use XF86Setup.
Or, if you have a VESA 2.0 compatible graphic card install xvesa.tgz
and run vesaconfig.

I checked the /var/log directroy and I couldn't find anything regarding X error messages, although I could be mistaken.

I'm not sure of my monitor's refresh rates so I generally used the "safest" option (640x480 @ 60hz).
 
Old 03-07-2005, 06:15 PM   #9
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Bump. . .

Bump
 
Old 03-07-2005, 06:21 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by Zerimas
I checked the /var/log directroy and I couldn't find anything regarding X error messages, although I could be mistaken.

I'm not sure of my monitor's refresh rates so I generally used the "safest" option (640x480 @ 60hz).
Use google to find it.
 
Old 03-07-2005, 06:23 PM   #11
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Try running...

Code:
xorgsetup
OR
Code:
X -configure
in the console.
 
Old 03-07-2005, 11:11 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the help, I finally got X working, I had to manually enter the hsync and vsync. One question: what arguments do I use with the "xinit" command to start X in 800x600 mode with 16 bit colour?

Thanks!
 
Old 03-08-2005, 03:01 AM   #13
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This thread is a bumpy ride.
 
  


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