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Old 12-10-2003, 08:16 PM   #1
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Recently Installed 9.1, XFree86 Problems with my ATI Radeon


It happened with Mandrake 9.2 at first, and now with Slackware 9.1... XFree86 does not want to load. Everything installs flawlessly, and then there's a problem . XFree86 doesn't load at all, even when typing "startx". The error reads:

XIO Fatal IO Error 104

I wish I had the rest, that's all I can remember. It said something about not recognizing my monitor either, but I'm sure it's part of the problem with the card, since my monitor has worked with different distros... So, long story short, XFree86 doesn't seem to accept my card (ATI Radeon 9600 Pro 128 AGP) What are the EXACT (newbie) steps I need to take to install new drivers or do whatever it is I need to do to fix this?
 
Old 12-10-2003, 08:28 PM   #2
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take a look here

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=16

other than that i'd suggest searching the ati site to insure you have the correct drivers and that they are loaded properly. a few more specs would help...i.e. monitor model #.
good luck.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 08:48 PM   #3
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I'll check that tomorrow morning. In the meantime: Dell M780 is my monitor.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 09:07 PM   #4
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great, glad i could help, if you look at this link you'll find some specs you'll need while configuring x

http://docs.us.dell.com/docs/monitor.../Eng/specs.htm

the vertical and horizontal specs as well as maximum resolution will be important. take a look at the links and post back. this may help someone else.
good luck.
 
Old 12-11-2003, 07:57 AM   #5
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Well peacedog, I was able to start up KDE by reinstalling Slackware. After fiddling with the options I gathered I was using the Generic VESA driver. That will do for now but my LAN isn't working. How do I set it up? I can't get online... and how do I get my CD-ROM, Floppy and HDD to show on the desktop?
 
Old 12-11-2003, 09:15 AM   #6
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I got the drives to show on the desktop. Now can someone please tell me how to set up my LAN to work or something? I want to get online... Apparently it has to do with me not defining a Host or Host Address when installing (some shit like that)... how do I fix that? I don't know what my Host is or whatnot. Windows used to do it automatically...

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Old 12-11-2003, 10:17 AM   #7
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Help?
 
Old 12-11-2003, 11:32 AM   #8
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i'll need more info, have you configured the samba? what other machines are on the lan (os). how do you conect? etc. a few more specs and i may be able to help you.
 
Old 12-11-2003, 11:36 AM   #9
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I am running a dual boot with Windows 2000. Windows 2000 is on hda and Slackware is on hdb. I use a floppy to boot Slackware. I am not sure if I have configured Samba, how would I do that? I connect through an ADSL connection through my Ethernet Card (it's actually a VIA Rhine integrated into the motherboard).

SOYO K7V Dragon Plus!
ATI Radeon 9600 Pro
C-Media Inegrated Sound
VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapater (Integrated into Motherboard)

What other specs do you need? I believe everything else would be rather irrelevant...
 
Old 12-11-2003, 11:44 AM   #10
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I am not sure if I have configured Samba, how would I do that?
check out http://www.samba.org/

you can issue ifconfig to see if the nic is up.

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What other specs do you need? I believe everything else would be rather irrelevant...
are you trying to get online or trying to get a lan up?
what other machines are on the lan and what os's?
 
Old 12-11-2003, 11:48 AM   #11
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I said, ADSL. I'm not trying to get a lan up, I'm trying to connect to the internet. No lan here.
 
Old 12-11-2003, 11:52 AM   #12
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sorry, got a little confused by the other posts.

post the output of ifconfig

and cat /etc/resolv.conf

i believe you may have to edit resolv.conf to include your isp's dns servers.
 
Old 12-11-2003, 12:37 PM   #13
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Code:
root@darkstar:~# ifconfig
lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
I didn't know what to do with resolv.conf from the command prompt so I went into KDE and double clicked it. The file said:

Code:
search example.net
And that was it...
What now?

EDIT: Ah I think I see what you mean about resolv.conf... let me try that.
EDIT2: Bah.... same shit.

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Old 12-11-2003, 01:12 PM   #14
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Help me?
 
Old 12-11-2003, 05:15 PM   #15
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do you know your isp's dns servers or addresses?

here's a link that may get you fixed up.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...highlight=adsl
 
  


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