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Old 04-09-2006, 07:47 AM   #1
malcolmBl
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no screens error


I have just installed mandrake 9.2 with kde 3.1. When i type kde in the command line i get an error message that no device was detected, fatal error no screens. I have a Powercolor Ati radeon 9600 Pro 256Mb. The message said I have to get the latest version of XFree86 (my current version is 4.3. I went to the website but dont know what kind of linux i have:
Linux-ix86-glibc20/
Linux-ix86-glibc21/
Linux-ix86-glibc22/
Linux-ix86-glibc23/
i have an intel p4 3.0E. One other question i have is how do i download the Xinstall.sh script if i cant access the internet from my linux OS (im using winxp now), do i use a floppy disc?
 
Old 04-09-2006, 08:54 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by malcolmBl
I have just installed mandrake 9.2 with kde 3.1. When i type kde in the command line i get an error message that no device was detected, fatal error no screens. I have a Powercolor Ati radeon 9600 Pro 256Mb. The message said I have to get the latest version of XFree86 (my current version is 4.3. I went to the website but dont know what kind of linux i have:
Linux-ix86-glibc20/
Linux-ix86-glibc21/
Linux-ix86-glibc22/
Linux-ix86-glibc23/
i have an intel p4 3.0E. One other question i have is how do i download the Xinstall.sh script if i cant access the internet from my linux OS (im using winxp now), do i use a floppy disc?
"no screens found"

check that your video card driver/module is good(not to mention that your screen conf must be good to). The confs should all be in /etc/X11/
 
Old 04-09-2006, 06:06 PM   #3
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"no screens found"

check that your video card driver/module is good(not to mention that your screen conf must be good to).
How do i check if it is good? What am i looking for?
I ran emacs on XF86Config-4 and for my video card:
Section "device1"
identifier "device 1"
vendorname ""
Boardname "ATI Radeon (fglrx)
driver "radeon"
option "DPMS"
 
Old 04-09-2006, 06:32 PM   #4
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The exact error I am getting is:
(WW) RADEON: no matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:1:0:1) found.
(EE) No devices detected.
 
  


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