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This is my first venture into both slackware and dualbooting. I am booting windows XP pro and slackware. Both are working fine, except for the X windows. When I boot into slackware and type startx, I get the following message:
Fatal server error: no screens found.
I attempted to look at my /etc/X11/XF86Config file, but it appears that it has not been created. What do you guys think the problem is? Thanks.
You need to run "xorgconfig" first if you're running slackware 10.0 or 10.1. Earlier versions use "xf86config" or "xfree86config" (I can't remember which). This will generate an x-server configuration file and should allow you to boot up x with "startx"
# lspci -vv
will show you information about the chipsets and manufacturers of cards and pci stuff connected to your computer. Or you could go into XP and have a look under the device manager, but i wouldn't recommend it, it'll give you a headache and your eyes will hurt.
I guess you could try a couple of the other generic drivers just for the hell of it, maybe the intel ones, see if they work. Apart from that, I'm outa plans. Do you run any other linux on your box? If so, you could check out the X-config file in that to see what driver it is using for X. Maybe knoppix live cd if you have it. You would be able to glean some info from the X-config file generated there.
Originally posted by dcdbutler I guess you could try a couple of the other generic drivers just for the hell of it, maybe the intel ones, see if they work. Apart from that, I'm outa plans. Do you run any other linux on your box? If so, you could check out the X-config file in that to see what driver it is using for X. Maybe knoppix live cd if you have it. You would be able to glean some info from the X-config file generated there.
Thanks for your help, Ill look around. Unfortunately, I dont have another linux on that box. Thanks again for your help, I'll post back if I get it working.