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Old 05-31-2012, 04:23 AM   #1
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Multiple Xorg Problems

I am searching for an answer but so far one thing leads to another and it gets me nowhere. After installing xorg and rebooting then trying to start xorg, xorg runs in to errors. When I use startx I get "AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0" which is covered by the xorg wiki. It says to modify xorg.cong, but yet this has been depreciated since 2009 from what I read. Further searching led me to instructions to boot in to rescue mode and,as root, run "Xorg -configure" so I did that but then I got the error "Number of created screens do not match number of detected devices." One solution i found was to create an xorg.conf manually in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/ so i took the conf generated from Xorg -configure and placed it there but I removed the references and sections pertaining to screen 1 and screen 2 leaving only screen 0. I reboot and try launching X server again but got the Addscreen error mentioned earlier. How can i resolve this? I have tried using xorg from sqeeze, sqeeze backports,and testing. If it matters my videocard is an ATI RaedonHD 4890.

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Old 05-31-2012, 05:44 AM   #2
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I see that you have an ATI. Are you using the catalyst binary driver or the OSS radeon?
First of all the xorg.conf should go into /etc/X11/, not /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/
If catalyst (fglrx) run aticonfig --initial. It should create a functional xorg.conf.
If you are running the opensource radeon driver, X -configure is the right way to go. You also might want to paste your xorg.conf for us to see, it might help.



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