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Old 12-26-2006, 10:57 PM   #1
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Mandriva Powerpack 2007

Hello all,

I am as green a greenhorn can be, so please be patient with me. I'm experimenting with this form of Linux. Previously used Ubunta until my other computer crashed. All I did was tinker with it anyway.

I installed this version of Mandriva because of the great reviews I read throughout the internet. Everything went well, I believe, on installation. I installed it parallel to Windows XP on the following computer info:

Dell Inspiron E1705 Widescreen Laptop
Intel CPU
T2250 @ 1.73GHz
1.05 GHz, .99 GB of RAM
SP2 Media Center Ed.

When loading Linux o/s I sign in, password, etc. Then I get a prompt to do something. I searched for awhile throughout forums to figure out what I should do next. I went back and typed "startx". I got the following response:

X Window System v. 7.1.1
X Protocol V. 11
Build Operating System Linus 2.6.17 - 4 mdv i686
(WW) I810: No matching device section for instance (BUSID PCI:0:2:1) found
(EE) I810(0): No video BIOS modes for chosen depth
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration

Fatal server error:

No screens found

XIO: fatal IO error 204 (connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 reg (0 known proc) without events remaining.

I need help with this along with any other stumbling blocks I may run into in the future. Was something missed on installation? Also, I thought this would just load to a desktop. Was I misled by the ease of use by Umbunta to expect the same from Mandriva? The problem I really have is that I do not know anything about prompt responses or programming in Linux in order to muddle thru on this.

Please help and thank you in advance,

Old 12-26-2006, 11:24 PM   #2
Registered: Apr 2006
Location: Stafford, VA
Distribution: Ubuntu 6.06, 7.04, Slackware 11
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I took the first line of your error,
"(WW) I810: No matching device section for instance (BUSID PCI:0:2:1) found"
searched in google for it and found this thread:

amongst the "blah, blah, blah" I caught sight of a line that said "Use Ubuntu"
I gathered that it's some kind of compatablity problem with your hardware.

Last edited by sidney.harrell; 12-26-2006 at 11:26 PM.


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