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Old 12-25-2004, 12:32 AM   #1
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can't get xorg.conf set correctly - SOLVED


Hello everyone,

I just installed Slackware 10 and I'm trying to get xorg.conf set.

The problem I am having is in the "Screen" section

When I start X it dies with an error: Data incomplete in file xorg.conf,
Undefined Monitor "Screen1" referenced by Screen "Screen1"

I have tried setting this with a number of names and it just won't work.

this xorg.conf was generated by Xorg -configure script.

Here is the screen section of xorg.conf:

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen1"
Device "Intel 81845.... blah blah blah video card"
Monitor "Screen1" (tried Screen0, Monitor0, Viewsonic G790, etc)


My question is this: Is the script looking for more info than just a name for the monitor? If so,
what should the additional info be? Also will need to change it in the "Server" section or anyplace else so it will recognize and start? I've done this a few times now in Gentoo and not had a problem like this.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Last edited by lnxmacusr; 12-29-2004 at 07:41 PM.
 
Old 12-25-2004, 12:50 AM   #2
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before going X, while in terminal run as root
#xorgconfig
Follow simple instructions
BTW, If your Monitor Viewsonic Analog (not LCD) setting will be Horiz sync 30-70, refresh 50-160
 
Old 12-25-2004, 08:50 PM   #3
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Sounds like you need to have a monitor defined. Then the screen can reference that.
Code:
Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
...
EndSection

Section "Screen"
...
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
...
EndSection
 
Old 12-29-2004, 07:40 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by digiot
Sounds like you need to have a monitor defined. Then the screen can reference that.
Code:
Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
...
EndSection

Section "Screen"
...
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
...
EndSection
Thanks digiot,

Running xorgconfig solved the video problem. It did however create an issue with usb mouse, where i was forced to just use and older mouse. Then I wound up having to reformat the drive anyway. anyway it's all good experience for troubleshooting linux installations issues.
 
  


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