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I get this same message over and over again when i try to startx on this fresh install i did :
"add screen / screen init not found for device 0"
in /etc/X11/XF86Config :
- i did change things like color depth (24,16,8) ;
- i have the correct monitor frequency on ;
- and i am using a video card settings that i already used with sucess , including the correct amount of video memory .
if you please enlighten me here i would really apreciate , cause that is all i got , or at least , can you be so kind as to point out what kind of problem does it look like ?
Are you root or a user? What Slack version? What video adapter?
You might just try the default vesa file, /etc/X11/XF86Config-vesa. Copy it to the normal XF86Config. You might need to modify pointer section if not ps/2 mouse. Then try to startx as root. If you enabled frame buffer support there is also a XF86Config-fb file for frame buffer.
- "/var/log/XFree86.0.log for a more specific error message"
- "You might just try the default vesa file, /etc/X11/XF86Config-vesa."
Copy it to the normal XF86Config"
- "you might need to modify pointer section if not ps/2 mouse."
- " If you enabled frame buffer support there is also a XF86Config-fb file for frame buffer."
i will try right now
BTW one thing i wanted to ask (sorry for not answering earlier) how the hell can i just make like a copy of a all round, smooth set and ready to work ( - sigh - like the one i had 48 hours ago ) linux system that i can just grab at a specific partition and "stick" it somewhere along the instalation . it does asks you something about some "pre defined" set of options, whether from floppy, cdrom or a partition , right ? ) . I would apreciate any hints on what to look ,.
Sorry again if i completely changed subject but i really hate this kind of problems (i spend lots of time setting up things and when i push it too far , all that work just doesn't exist anymore.
i just did it , i got it to work very quickly , i got an vesa error message instead so i went there and found it was set to 24bits , so i just lowered to 16 and it worked fine . i remember now that on my last attempts to install slackware i was setting it to vga because it didn`t work for vesa mode . I also set my imps2 mouse first and my monitor freq. just in case .