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Old 01-04-2007, 05:27 AM   #1
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Dell Inspiron 6400/Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 issue

Ok i am very new to linux and decided to give Ubuntu 5.10 a try a Dell Inspiron 6400. The installation went fairly well, however a few weird errors. Now i go to reboot and i am getting a error from xorg saying i "no screen" or something to that effect. Now i have tried alot of thing (currently downloading ubuntu 6.10 as i type this) But everything i have tried has not worked. I tried switching the "driver" to "vesa" which did not work, i have read a few posts talking about changing the resolution, and i see where i believe i should be doing, but have yet to build up the bravery to try it. So my question is,

Has anyone else came upon this issue, and if so would they mind provided with a bit of assistance? i am really lost at this one and i really don't want to go back to XP. I have the text mode running fine, and i do have the Network card workign fine, just nto the bluetooth or wifi. Which i aim to work on once i can get some form of GUI on this thing. Thanks in advance
Old 01-05-2007, 02:45 AM   #2
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Has anyone else came upon this issue
Yes, "No screens found" is very common in a /etc/X11/xorg.conf misconfigured file. Remember, your screen definition must be properly defined on the sections ServerLayout and Screen, e.g.,
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout0"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
[... etc, etc]
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
[... etc, etc]
... with defined Device, Monitor, DefaultDepth (for some adapters), and Subsection "Display".

i am really lost at this one and i really don't want to go back to XP.
Take it easy, pal, why you rush yourself and, in some way, insult the community? Many people has a Dell Inspiron 6400 with GNU/Linux on it, just Google or search inside LQ if you need faster results and help.

For your specific problem (and writing less for me) look at this wiki:
It includes a link to the Intel drivers, if needed.

Or... you can run:
# Xorg -configure
Will generate an configuration file in the /root directory.
Test it to verify that Xorg can work with the selected config, type:
# Xorg -config /root/
If a black and grey grid (including mouse pointer) appear, config was successful. To leave press Ctrl+Alt+Backspace.
Backup your /etc/X11/xorg.conf (cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.old) and copy the new one instead (cp /root/ /etc/X11/xorg.conf).



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