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Old 09-15-2005, 11:19 AM   #1
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Xorg not starting after reboot


Hi,

I have a problem with Xorg running under Slackware 10.1.

I have a duel boot system running WindowsXP and Slackware. I needed to boot into windows for some reason and when I tryed to boot into slackware after that I got problems.

I normally run Xorg by typing startx at the commandline but when I done this it failed with errors about Hsync out of range. I checked my Monitor manual which has a table that suggests the following:

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Resolution Horizontal Freq Vertical Freq

1280 x 1024 63.98 60
I already had this setting in the Xorg.conf file so I know this setting worked at one point. Can anyone tell from the follow log files why it would not work now ?


Thanks for any help

Log and Config Files

Xorg Log File
My Xorg Config File
 
Old 09-15-2005, 11:36 AM   #2
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If you have the owners manual for your monitor, take a look at it(or the manufacturer website). It should tell you what the horizontal range is. It should be something like Horizontal:31-65.
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Resolution Horizontal Freq Vertical Freq 1280 x 1024 63.98 60
I'm guessing that should actually be 63-98 and not 63.98 60. Using 63.98 60 is saying that your monitor only works at those two sync frequencies, which is kinda unusual. I'd take a look at that and see what you come up with.

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I also noticed you have a fixed vertical frequency of 60 rather than a range of frequncies. Most monitors will have a frequency range like 50-120. Be sure to refer to manufacturer info for ALL of these frequencies. You can do some damage to monitor by running it at incorrect Horizontal or Vertical frequencies.

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Old 09-15-2005, 11:38 AM   #3
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Could you please post the end of the Xorg error log (the WW and EE message) like that peple will be able to google on your post
 
Old 09-15-2005, 12:16 PM   #4
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Chromezero,


The monitor is a 19" LCD by MAG Innovision. In the manual the range for 1280x1024 has 2 possible values:

Horizontal Freq. - 63.98
Vertical Freq. - 60

and

Horizontal Freq. - 80
Vertical Freq. - 75


Both dont work and none have any ranges, I have also tried other resolutions with there correct values but still no luck.


guideweb,


Here are the errors

(WW) NVIDIA(0): Failure reading EDID parameters for display device CRT-0
(II) NVIDIA(0): My Monitor: Using hsync value of 63.98 kHz
(II) NVIDIA(0): My Monitor: Using vrefresh value of 60.00 Hz
(II) NVIDIA(0): Clock range: 12.00 to 350.00 MHz

(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to load GLX
(==) RandR enabled
 
Old 09-15-2005, 01:02 PM   #5
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Is it an older model monitor? I have never personally encountered a monitor that had fixed rates. It may not be the same model, but here's the spec sheet for MAG Innovision LT976. It shows the frequencies as...
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Horizontal Freq. 31-80KHz
Vertical Freq. 60-75Hz
Bandwidth (MHz) 135MHz
In my experience, the frequencies are usual the same or very close when comparing two models from the same size category of the manufacturer. I can't really think of much else at the moment, but I'll keep tossing the idea around.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 02:12 PM   #6
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Thanks for that info but it never work

I did try afew other things tho. When I was just in the shell I used the monitors menu button and got the current resolution and the Horizontal and Vertical values and then entered them into xorg.conf, same thing happened.

I then got the values for the menu when I was booted in windows and again the same happened, xorg crashing out with the same messages.

However I was playing with the values, changing them slightly, now I get the NVIDIA logo just before fluxbox starts and then it crashes with the same errors. Could it be somethings else thats causing the problems ?


Thanks again for the replies
 
Old 09-16-2005, 01:57 AM   #7
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I reinstalled the NVIDIA drivers to the latest version, 1.0.7676 and that fixed the problem!!

Big thanks to everyone that helped
 
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I'm glad to hear that you got it working.
 
  


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