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Old 02-23-2005, 05:00 PM   #1
alandion
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Question X issues


After emerging Xorg and Icewm, I attempt to startx and get an error stating:
"Cannot run in framebuffer mode. Please specify busIDs for all framebuffer devices"
Wtf does this mean, and please, how do I fix it????
Also, after doing an Xorg -configure, and then trying to test it with the X -config /root/xorg.conf.new command, i get Fatal error: no screen found.

I've gotta get this running for school, and my instructor is not very forthcoming with solutions.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Derek
alandion@ida.net
 
Old 02-23-2005, 06:13 PM   #2
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I'm not familiar with the Gentoo configs but in Arch you should open up the config file (usually in /etc/X11/xorg.conf) in your favorite text editor (vim, nano) and for your and under

Quote:
Section "Device"
set this line to something other than "fbdev" (framebuffer mode) such as vga or your standard video card driver (nvidia, fgrlx...)

Quote:
Driver "vga"
 
Old 02-23-2005, 06:16 PM   #3
alandion
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Kewl I will try that, right now i'm actually trying to see if KDE will run, but i'm sure if it doesn't its a similar problem with a similar fix. Thanks for the help.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 07:33 PM   #4
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This should help,make sure you read it.
I don't like the Xorg -configure I use xorgconfig
Code:
/usr/X11R6/bin/xorgconfig
you will need to know your graphics card and your monitor specs and if you use a wheel mouse it will
be /dev/psaux
 
Old 02-23-2005, 07:50 PM   #5
alandion
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I discovered the problem, It was somewhere between the keyboard and the chair, aka ID10T Error...apparently I can't follow the simple instructions my computer was giving me. Talk about the blind leading the blind.......

Thanks for everything guys!
 
  


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