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Old 02-10-2004, 08:40 PM   #1
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Slackware 9.1 Having trouble starting X


I install Slackware and I can get to a prompt but when I type startx it starts to load but then my monitor turns off... like if its in sleep mode. Im thinking its a video driver problem.... i have a geforce 4 mx can someone help me.
 
Old 02-10-2004, 08:45 PM   #2
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Sounds like your refresh rate is too high. Many monitors sold today will shut off when the refresh rate is too high for it to handle. They used to would just get damaged. The way to change your refresh rate is to edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config file
 
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Whats a safe rate to set it at?
 
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Well you need to check you documentation that came with the monitor or from the makers website. Every monitor is different.

Here is a cut from my config to let you know what you need to look for.
Code:
Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "PHILIPS 107T"
        DisplaySize  310        230
        HorizSync    30.0 - 71.0
        VertRefresh  50.0 - 160.0
        Option      "dpms"
EndSection
I think the things you'll need most are the HorizSync and VertRefresh. You may wanna check this out too:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...03/11/3/116705
 
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Thanks

I did some looking around and found out that I had to run xf86config and that asked me to change the refreshrate and things


thanks for your help


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