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Old 04-07-2004, 08:08 AM   #1
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X server config sort of screwed up


hi all!

have a problem, while trying to get the right color depth in my XF86Config-4 for Cstrike to run, i messed something up, and now when i start my pc, it goes into X, i see a Blue screen with a mouse pointer and it flashes on and off and after 5 of those flashes it goes into Terminal mode (runlevel 3). Each time i do a startx it does the same thing and the last line showed is
(II)Initializing extension GLX and thats all. I really hope someone can help me out here.

Ps: i got four entries in the screen sections of the Xfree Config:#
the depths are 8,15,16,24.
if it is relevant.

tanks!
 
Old 04-07-2004, 10:39 AM   #2
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this is the error source, i think (at least it is the only area where i edited anything)

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection
EndSection

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Old 04-07-2004, 10:59 AM   #3
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I suggest that you use an automated tool such as xf86cfg or xf86config to generate a fresh XF86Config.

In future, keep a backup unless you know precisely what you're doing.
 
Old 04-07-2004, 12:00 PM   #4
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well that didnt work..tank god i had a backup. so at least i get into x, even if i get thrown out after 3 secs. Can anyone help? i just cant get this thing running...
 
Old 04-07-2004, 12:02 PM   #5
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hey rob, you running 1.6 or 1.5 (not related to your problem)
 
Old 04-07-2004, 12:08 PM   #6
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1.5 wanted to try 1.6 though.
How do i use XFdrak?? it seems that i can configure a new file, but not save it....

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Old 04-07-2004, 01:11 PM   #7
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I configured a new XF86Config-4 with XFdrake. And the Problem is stil there, have a screen with a mouse for 3 secs and it goes back into text mode. *help*
 
Old 04-08-2004, 01:02 AM   #8
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Post your /var/log/XFree86.0.log file and /etc/X11/XF86Config file, I may be able to help.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 01:35 AM   #9
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my wild guess is that your hardware does not support the current resolution/refresh-rates you have configured for the x-server.

logs is the key to solve this problems

post your:

/var/log/XFree86.0.log
and...
/etc/X11/XF86Config-4
 
Old 04-08-2004, 03:09 AM   #10
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lol well thats about 5 pages of text that im supposted to get to another computer? there is no copy and paste...well it doesn't matter anymore anyway, i went suse, at least for a while.
 
Old 04-09-2004, 03:39 AM   #11
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lol well thats about 5 pages of text that im supposted to get to another computer? there is no copy and paste...well it doesn't matter anymore anyway, i went suse, at least for a while.
LOL.. I was wondering the very same thing when i was trying to fix my Debian.

Here is the way you can achieve that.

a) find an empty floppy (must be someone laying arround. Maybe behind your desk)
b) from the command line:
# mount /floppy
# cp /var/log/XFree86.0.log /floppy
# cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /floppy

now you have your files ready in the floppy to move them to the other computer !!!
 
Old 04-11-2004, 02:26 AM   #12
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if i had a working floppy
 
  


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