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Old 11-05-2004, 11:57 AM   #1
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XF86free: fatal server error: no screens found


Hey everyone, I have recently intalled debian linux on a work machine. I had X working before, and the config file looks good to me. I was wondering if anyone could look it over to see if there is an error in it that I am missing.

It is giving me this error:

#> fatal server error:
#> no screens found

My Hardware: PS/2 scrool mouse, s3 virge video card, gateway vx900 monitor, us-en 104 key keyboard.

Here is my xf86config file:

[config file]

Section "Files"
FontPath "unix/:7100" # local font server
# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "GLcore"
Load "bitmap"
Load "dbe"
Load "ddc"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "pex5"
Load "record"
Load "speedo"
Load "type1"
Load "vbe"
Load "xie"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "false"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Generic Video Card"
Driver "savage"
Option "UseFBDev" "true"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Gateway VX900"
HorizSync 31-95
VertRefresh 50-165
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "Generic Video Card"
Monitor "Gateway VX900"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "screen1"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
InputDevice "Generic Mouse"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection

[/config file]
 
Old 11-05-2004, 01:50 PM   #2
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Please post your log file --> /var/log/XFree86.0.log
 
Old 11-08-2004, 01:45 PM   #3
deviance99
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I have two logs.

The first is XFree86.0.log :

XFree86 Version 4.1.0.1 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6510)
Release Date: 21 December 2001
If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is
newer than the above date, look for a newer version before
reporting problems. (See http://www.XFree86.Org/FAQ)
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.9-rc1 i686 [ELF]
Module Loader present
(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Fri Nov 5 14:08:27 2004
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4"
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(EE) No Screen section called "name"
(EE) Unable to determine the screen layout
(EE) Error from xf86HandleConfigFile()

Fatal server error:
no screens found

--------------------------------

And the second is XFree86.8.log:

Which I haven't posted because of it's length. Although, if it's need in helping me diagnose the problem I will post it.
 
Old 12-15-2004, 02:23 AM   #4
Ubuntufreak
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I have the same problem.
i have a Laptop whit Ubuntu (what else :P)
AMD 64 Bit
nVidia Geforce 4 440 go 64 MB
USB mouse (touchpad dousent work whit it (known error))
and it is the only error what is given.
laptop type is HP Pavilion zv5000

can someone help me whit it.
(can't acces the computer becose SSH deamon dousent start. and i can't find anny place where it is (allready tried /etc/init.d/sshd start and /etc/init.d/ssh start))
 
  


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