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Old 10-11-2003, 01:55 PM   #1
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"fatal error: no screen found"


Hi,

I installed MDK 9.1 on my new computer as 3th OS after 98 and XPs.

But I had 2 problems :

- 1st: not found monitor

- 2nd: not found NIC card,which is onboard

Bad is that i rebooted even with not founded monitor,i was trying to set all kinda monitors,but any didn't work.So now i have command and not working monitor and internet.

Computer is:

MSI K7N2 w/ Nvidia 2,XP 2500+ Barton, 512 Kingston DDR 2700 333mhz,onboard LAN (and sound),GForce 4 64mb,......monitor Philips 107 T 17"


Can anyone help me how, in command of course,to fix monitor and find LAN to get Xfree?

Thanx for reading and possible help,

 
Old 10-11-2003, 02:27 PM   #2
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use 'xf86config'.this will create a new X config file.(/etc/X11/XF86Config)
remove any XF86Config-4 files.(cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.bak,rm /etc/X11/XF86Config-4).remove all X log files.(rm /var/log/XFree*).then do a 'startx'.if that doesnt work,list the errors found in the new X log file.
--arun
 
Old 10-11-2003, 07:58 PM   #3
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still errors

i found 2 errors:

VGA(0): driver can't support depth 24

screen(s) found but none have usable configuration


...and wierd is that this computer I'm online now(old one) is using same monitor without any probs....I'm using IOGEAR monitor switch.....so I'm switching between computers on same monitor

What i found that I can't switch (key "scroll lock") from new computer (that has problems) to the old one (I'm on the internet now). Its IOGEAR switch is using key "scroll lock" to switch between computers on same monitor.
So when I need go here on net i have to reboot new computer (bad one),and it switchs ok.

I'll try it without IOGEAR switch,seems to me like it should be problem.

Be right back .)
 
Old 10-12-2003, 02:43 AM   #4
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download and install the nvidia driver.(see my sig).that will do the trick.also,you amy try a lower resolution,like 16 bit.
--arun
 
Old 10-12-2003, 08:44 PM   #5
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thanx,but

i tried lower resolutions and all kinda,but it didn't work.

I'm thinking isn't this problem because Linux can't connect on the internet?(as my 2nd problem) Ifconfig shows only LO..not IP

And question about Nvidia driver,how to install it?Because i can't get LAN working yet.Only way is probably download it on 98 Win (on same machine) and "somehow" install it from Linux command.

Sorry I'm newbie and I'm just trying Linux on my new computer because this old one is pretty slow. As u can see in my signature .)

Anyway thanks for helping me,

WannaLearnLinux
 
Old 10-13-2003, 07:12 AM   #6
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Download the nvidia driver.(http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._ia32_1.0-4496).read the instuctions given there.(carefully.) and install it.(read the README file.it is quite simple.if you find any problem,post it here or read http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=30).
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About getting the downloaded thing from windows,let you have downloaded it to D drive.
1.in linux,make a directory like /mnt/D.(or whatever).
Code:
mkdir /mnt/D
2.find out the corresponding device drive with 'fdisk -l'.
Code:
fdisk -l
3.mount the windows partition like
Code:
mount -t vfat /dev/hda5 /mnt/D
assuming that hda5 is D.
4.move to /mnt/D and install the driver.
Code:
cd /mnt/D
.
i have explained it from the very begining.
again, dont forget to read the README carefully.
--arun

Last edited by arunshivanandan; 10-13-2003 at 07:16 AM.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 12:40 AM   #7
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i give up

Why is it so complicated?

Looks like I'm one of the milion others that have problems with NVIDIA drivers.

I tried to install the NVIDIA driver,i did succesfully.

But still when i do xf86config i can't make it workable.
It says something about vertical or horizontal setting not set correctly..too low...well looks like i need look at the monitor's web page and found those stupid settings,which i didn't need before on my old box I'm on now ,and using same monitor.

Isn't wierd?

Other thing,my eth0 not found as i said before.This should be problem too.

Sorry I'm newbie.I'm tired from slow Konqueror at my old box.this is why I"m trying install Linux on my new faster box.

 
Old 10-15-2003, 02:07 AM   #8
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ok

so i found Horizontal and Vertical numbers of my monitor.
I put it exactly in the xf86config and now it says:

VGA(0): virtual height (0) is too small for hardware (min 1)

what that means?

sorry my english is bad.....

and again after hundreds of trying it says again:

VGA(0): driver can't support depth 24

So if I'm right,then it still can't see NVIDIA driver already installed.

I was lookin for xf86config-4 to change it,but I removed before.

Is there any way I can get it back?

Because I've read that i have to change "nv" to "nvidia" and others in XF86Config-4,which i don't have.

Or maybe i should reinstall Linux again.But i don't know how.Too complicated.

Just
 
Old 10-15-2003, 08:33 AM   #9
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if you dont have XF86Config-4,/etc/X11/XF86Config will be your X config file.change 'nv' to 'nvidia' in it.also there are someother options also that has to be changed.read http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=30 carefully.
--arun.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 09:24 PM   #10
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i wish

thanx for trying to help me,but there is not any option to change "nv" to "nvidia" on so on.....

There is just basic settings about mouse,keyboard,monitor settings,graphic card settings (vendor,company,type of hardware...),but not any place where i should change "nv" to "nvidia",which is the problem.

Seems to me like there is something missing.

Isn't it easier to erased (somehow) all Linux and do it again from the start?

It is my fault ,that i rebooted a box and didn't set its monitor settings.Any didn't work so i tried to reboot and start it,but not succesfully.

Well it is getting so fair,glad i have at least old box running .)

"how do i change "nv" to "nvidia",and so on,when it is not there?"

That's the question.

Thanx for reading,

WannaLearnLinux ......someday ?
 
Old 10-15-2003, 10:52 PM   #11
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again

when i did "vi" of the f86config i found "vga" driver instead of "nv".So i couldn't change it.

I'm trying all kinda ways,but useless.

Still Error: virtual height (0) is too small for hardware (min 1)

where am I wrong now?

When i do xf86config there is not any option Nvidia to set it up correctly.
I do option"2"- VGA compatibille,there is not even later anything where i wish to put Nvidia info.Only vendor name.Which doesn't help.
Its xf86config doesn't have any option where i can put those graph card numbers.

I'm tired.

Don't u think that reinstall Linux should be more usefull then messing around and around and around?

Please help me

 
Old 10-16-2003, 07:19 AM   #12
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quoting from http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=16
Quote:
Now we must configure video card specific settings. At this point you can choose
to make a selection out of a database of video card definitions. Because there can be
variation in Ramdacs and clock generators even between cards of the same model, it
iis not sensible to blindly copy the settings (e.g. a Device section). For this reason,
after you make a selection, you will still be asked about the components of the card,
with the settings from the chosen database entry presented as a strong hint.

The database entries include information about the chipset, what driver to run, the Ramdac
and ClockChip, and comments that will be included in the Device section. However, a lot
of definitions only hint about what driver to run (based on the chipset the card uses)
and are untested.

If you can't find your card in the database, there's nothing to worry about. You should
only choose a database entry that is exactly the same model as your card; choosing one
that looks similar is just a bad idea (e.g. a GemStone Snail 64 may be as different from
a GemStone Snail 64+ in terms of hardware as can be).

Do you want to look at the card database?
again,have a look at http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=16
 
Old 10-17-2003, 01:03 AM   #13
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ooopps

now on my old box (only Linux working,where I'm reading Linuxquestions) I'm having trouble.

Looks like someone hacked me.

For few last days (or weeks) when i started Kde,it always showed some old page i was visiting long ago.Everyday same page.

I wasn't worry until yestarday.I was reading here at Linuxquestions and then mouse stopped working.So i rebooted and mouse still wont work.
The funny thing is that now when i start Kde i have page i last visited,Linuxquestions.But mouse wont work.

Isn't it wierd?

I can't get mouse working,because I'm newbie who just can't work without mouse.

So now I'm on my new box on XP ( second boot where I'm trying to get Linux working).

Getting tired.

Also,I'm waiting for new Half-Life 2 game and I'll get ATI Radeon 128mb ,for sure.
So it should be easier to wait few weeks than trying this f*ckin NVIDIA card.Glad i bought its card for $25 only .)

I guess i need to look here for an info about why mouse won't work.

Thanx for reading,


 
Old 10-17-2003, 08:44 PM   #14
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Thanx Arun,

for helping,but it didn't work.There is problem somewhere else.It should be myself,or i didn't install MDK 9.1 correctly before.So i can't put thoe numbers in xf86config.
I'll wait for new graph card.

Thankx again.I appreciate that.
 
  


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