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Old 10-29-2008, 01:47 AM   #1
bloodyscript
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xorg.conf file problems


hi just installed 3.4 mini edition of sabayon linux. it started me out in text mode so i did startx got the "no screens error" i did xorgconfig followed the prompt using generic video card info. saved it then typed startx again but again seeing the "no screens error". so after loading my pclinux os live cd i had a look at the xorg.conf file it uses sence it loads up perfectly fine. copied the device section it used loaded my hdd replaced the device section with the copied one and this time i got sumthing really fucked up two textmode white screens split with a black bar in the center of the moniture. with a clock in the upper right hand corner off setting the second screen by the height of the clock and a third seperation at the bottom under the first textmode screen. this is the first time i ever got anythign like that and to me it seems like the device i wrote in was completly wrong.
the section i wrote in

section "device"
Identifier "device1"
Driver "fbdev"
option "dpms" "false"
end section

so i went started to look wht card i have installed in my machine but i lost all my video cards information: box,manual,papers etc.. so i figued i could google the s/n:180735 0107090, the p/n:102G018700 000001 and the vendor being ati well that resulted in 0 results from the ati website, google, tiger direct and sum other pc part vendors. so right now im at a loss help would be apperciated thank you for the help.
 
Old 10-29-2008, 05:35 AM   #2
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I am not familiar with Sabayon Lite, but you did get X started What you saw sounds like TWM. It is a very basic window manager. You might be able to find out a lot more starting with the FAQ on Sabayon site. There is more in their forums.

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Old 10-29-2008, 12:19 PM   #3
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ok thanx i restarted my computer this morning loaded my hdd and it worked fine but im wondering sence i got a ati graphics card what would be the difference if i acculy used its driver vs the one im useing now would it be any better or sence it working just leave it. but ya sabayon is one my favorite os's tho this is the first time useing sabayon mini edition.
 
Old 10-29-2008, 12:32 PM   #4
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If you want to use all the features of your graphics card, then yes, you should look into installing the ATI drivers. If you are not sure how, I am sure the forums link I posted before will have some good stickied how-to's for that and most anything else you need.

Yes, you are right, Sabayon is pretty neat. I did try the DVD version a few months ago. I just don't need all those bells and whistles. Heck I only trun compiz on when I want to show someone what it can do. Usually all those effects are turned off.
 
  


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