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Old 02-04-2003, 09:07 PM   #1
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no startx b/c of moniter

have narrowed my problem to this, when i go to load systemx its says fatal server error then something about my moniter
i ran "xf86config" and set up my HP A4331A and my GForce MX 440 64mb and i have no luck
can anyone help please?
Old 02-04-2003, 10:56 PM   #2
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Do a search on geforce video problems and you should have turned up more than a fair share.

Basically you need to get the linux drivers from Nvidia and install them.
Old 02-19-2003, 07:31 PM   #3
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I had the same problem.

try and set the vert and horz syncs for your monitor in the display manager
*in red hat the command is "rehat-config-xf86"

you can find the horz and vert sync numbers off of your monitor man or off the manufactres website *if they have one *

it is also good to make shure you have your video drivers configured and installed correctly.
Old 02-19-2003, 09:34 PM   #4
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I know that for me the xf86config didn't know what my video card was, so I had to actually go into the config files and set it to the generic nvidia driver ("nv"). I also noticed that it didn't do the right thing for my mouse (printing "PS/2" instead of whatever it's supposed to print... "IMPS/2" or something like that).
I don't know if that will help, for the monitor, I just picked the most conservative options and then changed it once I made it into X. Seemed to work okay.


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