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Old 09-14-2004, 09:38 PM   #1
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X Wont Load!!!!


ok, so i used to red hat 7.2 a looong time ago and then quit...i stopped using linux for some reason - last year i got back into it and was using mandrake 9 and loved it, all my hardware worked with no problems

now its been months since ive touched a distro, im kinda sketchy with the command line and such, and got tossed a copy of slackware 10 so i installed it with the enthusiasm to get back into it, thing is when i installed it and tried to run X, i got a black screen and nothing would happen, but it seemed as if my card was being used the way it hsould be because it was using resolutions (mind you i upgraded my video card since i last used linux), got frustrated and couldnt figure it out so i decided to put mandrake back on and see if that did anything....every setting i tried to test in mandrake failed and im stumped on how i can get X to run...any direciton would be great

im using an egeforce fx 5200
 
Old 09-14-2004, 09:42 PM   #2
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can you print X -probeonly and your X log files. If you're using Slackware you'll need the exact specs on your monitor and graphics card for xf86conifg. If your using mandrake there should be a gui config.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 09:43 PM   #3
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Originally posted by rcottere
can you print X -probeonly and your X log files. If you're using Slackware you'll need the exact specs on your monitor and graphics card for xf86conifg. If your using mandrake there should be a gui config.
thats the thing, no settings i use will work, ive even used the standard settings with the lowest resolution - i dont think it likes my video card at all
 
Old 09-14-2004, 09:45 PM   #4
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can you print the log files and X -probeonly, it should say what the problem is
 
Old 09-14-2004, 09:45 PM   #5
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im in XP right now so i really cant do shit on my linux box atm
 
Old 09-14-2004, 09:46 PM   #6
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ok well post it as soon as your can .
 
Old 09-14-2004, 09:46 PM   #7
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just type in "print X-probeonly"???
 
Old 09-14-2004, 09:49 PM   #8
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yall are gonna have to baby me until i get into X, im not very fluent with moving around in the terminal
 
Old 09-15-2004, 10:30 AM   #9
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it said something about not loading modules in /usr/src/lib/modules
or something like that - after i installed the nvidia driver i edited xf86config like it told me too, but now this problem arises

what modules is it referring to?

Last edited by joker20; 09-15-2004 at 10:43 AM.
 
Old 09-16-2004, 08:56 PM   #10
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could you copy the exact text.
 
Old 09-16-2004, 09:01 PM   #11
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could you copy the exact text.
i got it up and running now, thanks tho - mandrake didnt like that driver, but slackware did
 
  


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