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Old 07-19-2005, 02:23 PM   #1
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Can't Start X in Mandrake 10.1

Once booted, the graphical environment does not come up even though I chose to have it load kde upon booting. Will not come up even when passing startx. I get the following message:

Using vt 7
(EE) Failed to load module "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.a" (once-only module, 135962511)
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

This is a Gateway laptop with an ATI Radeon X600 video card.

please help this poor newbie !
Old 07-19-2005, 02:29 PM   #2
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You have the wrong video card driver selected. Or you might even have no driver for it at all. I'm not familiair with ati cards though so I can't help you further.
Old 07-19-2005, 04:35 PM   #3
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ATI are picked up by default on Mandrake (I have about 200 different desktops/laptops with ATI).

if you have a CLI login as root and type


set it to a default vesa card till you can resolve.

Old 07-19-2005, 07:53 PM   #4
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thanks much. that did the trick !!


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