SlackwareThis Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
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 .