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Old 07-22-2004, 11:24 PM   #1
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"No screens found"

Running Mandrake 10 and installed Gatos and on reboot, my screen in Gnome was jacked up, but still useable, so I proceeded to try to fix the problem myself, being only a week into linux. So I bet you can figure out how succesful I was. I tried reinstalling some RPMs and got some conflicts and after another reboot I got the "No Screens Found" error that I've become accustomed to at this point (no "Live" CDs work on my system cause I don't think they like my video card or monitor or something.)

So now I'm stuck with a system that can't boot into XWindows. I've run the XF86Config script trying all the different ATI drivers, and that doesn't fix it, so any other ideas? Like I said, I'm still getting used to Linux and learning using the "trial by fire" method, so really the only thing I'm using linux for now is breaking it, then learning how to fix it, hah, so here I am.

I know this question has probably been asked ad naseum (I'm looking through old threads as I type this)., so thanks for not telling me to use the search function.

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Old 07-22-2004, 11:27 PM   #2
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Oh, my video card is a 9600 All-in-Wonder too and my monitor's refresh rates are 31-69, 50-160

Will posting the log file help? If it does, how would I go about getting that onto my windows partition (which auto mounts for me, win_c, but I don't have a floppy on this system.)

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Old 07-22-2004, 11:32 PM   #3
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which RPMs did you reinstall? are you using XFree86 or

have you checked the values in XF86Config (or xorg.conf)?
Old 07-22-2004, 11:36 PM   #4
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I don't remember the exact RPM name, but my intention was to reinstall XFree86 (don't even know if that was a good idea), so I went to their website, ran the XInstall -check script, and downloaded the RPM it told me to from there. At that point (still in the GUI) I installed that and it went through a bunch of stuff and installed fine. Upon the next reboot, I was booted into a really, really crappy GUI that I won't even know what it was, and couldn't really do anything in. Wish I could remember to give more info. At that point, I ran the XF86Config script and haven't been able to startx since.

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Old 07-22-2004, 11:51 PM   #5
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Just tried to boot into linux and here's the error that I get, not sure if this is the important part, but to me it looks like it....

(EE) open /dev/fb0: No such device
(EE) No Devices detected

Fatal server error:
No screens found

What is fb0?


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