LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 03-26-2006, 11:34 PM   #1
vladlx
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Distribution: SuSe 10.0
Posts: 15

Rep: Reputation: 0
GUI gone after monitor change


Suse 10.0, KDE, video card nvidia gforce

Everything worked fine with a SONY 17" CRT. I replaced it with a DCL LCD monitor (19") (model DCL9A+) and changed a few settings: in Control Panel -> Display, I changed the resolution to 1280x1024, size to 19". Under Display manufacturer, since it does not have DCL, I entered VESA.

When I boot now, I only get command line OS, no display.

What did I do wrong and how do I undo it?

Thanks for your help. Vlad

Last edited by vladlx; 03-26-2006 at 11:37 PM.
 
Old 03-27-2006, 12:00 AM   #2
nadroj
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Canada
Distribution: ubuntu
Posts: 2,539

Rep: Reputation: 60
at the command line can you log in as your normal user? what happens/whats the output of 'startx'?
 
Old 03-27-2006, 12:38 AM   #3
vladlx
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Distribution: SuSe 10.0
Posts: 15

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Yes, I can log in. Here is the output of 'startx':

xauth: creating new authority file /home/vlad/.serverauth.5665

X Window System Version 6.8.2
Release Date: 9 February 2005
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.8.2
Build Operating System: SuSE Linux [ELF] SuSE
Current Operating System: Linux linux 2.6.13-15.7-default #1 Tue Nov 29 14:32:29 UTC 2005 i686
Build Date: 07 October 2005
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Mon Mar 27 01:25:04 2006
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"

(EE) NV(0): No valid modes found
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
at http://wiki.X.Org
for help.
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.

XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
 
Old 03-27-2006, 04:03 PM   #4
nadroj
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Canada
Distribution: ubuntu
Posts: 2,539

Rep: Reputation: 60
did u use xorgconfig tool to setup the X server?
 
Old 03-27-2006, 05:36 PM   #5
vladlx
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Distribution: SuSe 10.0
Posts: 15

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
No, I don't know how to setup the X server.
 
Old 03-27-2006, 06:12 PM   #6
nadroj
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Canada
Distribution: ubuntu
Posts: 2,539

Rep: Reputation: 60
at the console screen with no X server loaded:

type 'sudo su' to switch to root and enter your password

type 'xorgconfig' and enter.. it will guide you through a process to select all the settings needed for the X server to work properly with your hardware.

before running 'xorgconfig' command, youll need information about your hardware.

- regional layout for your keyboard (probably 'us')
- number of keys on your keyboard (probably 104 if a standard keyboard)

- type of mouse and how it connects to the motherboard

- type of video card (helpful when you select the driver)
- amount of memory on the card
- refresh rates and resolutions supported by the card

- type of monitor
- vertical and horizontal sync rates for the monitor (these are important and do NOT guess the values)
- resolutions supported

gather this information (search online or the manufacturer's documentation/website) before you run the command.

after you go through the setup, itll ask to save and overwrite the file, select yes. type 'exit' to become your normal user again (ie not root anymore). type 'startx' and it should load properly if you entered the correct information.

EDIT::
you can either do all of the above, or simply edit the text file and change only the monitor/display section, as you already have the mouse, keyboard, video card working properly (id assume).
after 'sudo su' type 'vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf' to edit the file. (if you dont know how to use the vi editor, then search for it and learn the basics, as it can be pretty elaborate)
scroll down to the monitor (or display?) section, should be near the very bottom of the file. change just the settings there that do not correspond to the real values that should be there. (again dont guess the vert/horz sync rates)

Last edited by nadroj; 03-27-2006 at 06:16 PM.
 
Old 03-28-2006, 10:52 PM   #7
vladlx
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Distribution: SuSe 10.0
Posts: 15

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks, nadroj, the monitor is back. Vlad
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
dual monitor setup gui way lil213 Mandriva 5 07-04-2006 01:52 PM
Monitor Problem With GUI Margo Skinner Linux - Newbie 37 08-29-2004 05:56 PM
Switch from 17" monitor to 15" monitor. Need to know how to change settings. DoThatPlan Linux - Hardware 1 04-14-2004 08:11 PM
system monitor gui? shazaam Linux - Newbie 4 01-25-2004 02:36 AM
Monitor Problem: no GUI will work. KernelPayne Linux - Hardware 2 10-11-2003 02:46 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:40 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration