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I've just installed slackware 10.0 and tried "startx" after attempting the x configuration routine. The main warning I get is:
"(WW) Open APM failed (/dev/apm_bios) (No such device)"
it doesn't start X, so what is going wrong?
When I start "startx" the screen goes blank and I only get anything
visible (i.e the error!) when I do ctrl-alt+backspace.
I've got an ATI Radeon 9600 Atlantis card, with an ancient Viglen Envy 17pe
monitor. I'd just like to get kde up and running from startx, and am not
to concerned at this stage about getting the most from the graphics card.
My monitor is an ancient Viglen Envy 17PE. Under Windows it runs at 1024x768 @ 75Hz,
which is the setting I'm aiming for with Xorg.
My video card is an ATI Radeon 9600 Atlantis with 256MB memory (so it says on the box
at least!). Windows seems to list it as "NVIDIA GeForce4 MX440".
Here's my xorg.conf file, I've removed the #ed out lines, so the thing isn't a mile long,
hopefully it'll be cleared to read as a result. I aimed for a very conservate VESA setting
which I hoped would run on pretty much anything (but doesn't it appears!) :-