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Old 04-13-2006, 04:43 PM   #1
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x-windows problem in sony with os: suse10.0

i have just installed suse 10.0 to a sony laptop (vgn-bx196xp). during installation there was no problem (recognized video card, ethernet card and wireless card) except that the monitor of my machine was not in the list so i chose a generic lcd with my laptop's resolution. and installation ended successfully, but just after that x-windows did not work(just a black screen, i can hear sounds but there is nothing to see).
i have tried to solve the problem using console.

i have tried startx. it gave errors first saying that the server is already active for display 0.
then it says:

Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key giving up.
xinit: unable to connect to X server
xinit: no such process (errno 3): Server error.

then i tried to run mcc to configure hardware but it says
mcc: command not found

i really donot know what to do, can somebody please help me...


if it helps my graphics card is: ati mobility radeon x700 (which it recognizes) monitor is sony wgxa with resolution 1280 x 800.
also it may have nothing to do with it but my dvdrom is external
Old 04-13-2006, 05:17 PM   #2
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you'll eventualy have to look at the file that is being used to inform x-windows, try "vim /etc/X11/xorg.conf". Make sure that it is loading the ati driver, or the radeon driver, or whatever driver it is supposed to be loading. Also,...its pretty informative to look in the log files that x-windows generates each time it is run, try "less /var/log/*org.log". Somewhere between those two files, you can loacte the problem and address it.


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