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Old 10-16-2005, 10:09 AM   #1
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The X Server cannot start because no screens are found


I installed the official .rpm driver for the Intel 82865G graphics card, and it seemed to work. However, when I booted up SUSE 10 today, it didn't start the X server (despite reaching runlevel 5). I logged on and tried the "startx" command and it said that "no screens found".

How do I fix this?
 
Old 10-16-2005, 10:55 AM   #2
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Hello!

Have you followed the install instructions in "Readme.txt"

Greetings

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Old 10-16-2005, 01:37 PM   #3
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Readme.txt of what? When I try to re-install the package it says that it is already installed, and when I try to un-install it, it says that it isn't installed!
 
Old 10-16-2005, 01:59 PM   #4
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Just edit xorg.cong and remove 1280x1024. Leave the highest of 1024x768
 
Old 11-03-2005, 11:04 AM   #5
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i've had the same problem. every thing that i have found says to use XFree86 i've just built it and installed it last night so i havent had much time to work with it but from what i've read it should work
 
Old 11-03-2005, 11:52 AM   #6
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Greetings to all.

I, too have had problems with the X-server complaining of "no screens" after installing a vendor-supplied display device handler (Nvidia in my own case). Multiple calls of "startx" and logging out of one userid and into another (my default runlevel is 3, so I start with a text screen anyway) can be done with no problem - until I reset the system or shut down and switch off overnight.

In the morning, the nvidia module has disappeared from /proc/modules, so the X-server doesn't know where to find it.

Clearly something in the shutdown process has done something that it ought not to do, but what? Is it a case, as a previous correspondent has written, of dumping the default xorg display environment and going back to good old xFree86 (for which, I suspect, the nvidia handler was written in any case)?
 
Old 11-20-2005, 02:10 PM   #7
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Suse 10 'No Screens Found'; startx fails

Well, I'm once AGAIN trying to see if Linux has come far enough to be a usable product. Suse really has some nice features, but the Linux people will never quite get it. To have widespread acceptance of a product, a large number (majority) of people have to be able to use it. I love Linux and the open source community, but it really needs a lot of help before it beats out Windows on the average desktop. People use apps, not operating systems.

For Suse 10 to download and apply a new incompatible Nvidia driver and leave users in text mode is yet another example of why Linux will continue to be shabby.


11/20/2005

Problem:
- Suse 10 update downloaded new incompatible vga drivers(version 1.0-7676) for NVidia card
- Xserver and KDE (startx & KDEinit) would not start, error: "No Screens Found", etc
- Forced to work in text mode.

Solution:

- Using Yast2, installed 'kernel-source', 'gcc', 'make'
- Downloaded legacy drivers from Nvidia site (version 1.0-7174)
- Istalled from command prompt like this; sh <driverfile> -q
- Ran Sax2 from command prompt to configure video settings
- Ran startx command
- Voila, all was well
 
Old 11-21-2005, 08:56 AM   #8
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I have had this problem somedays ago, but I fixed it. So I just think it is a driver of VideoCard or the vga display mode problem. In my case, it's just a vga wrong display mode, so, replace it & then everything is OK!
 
  


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