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Old 04-28-2005, 09:05 PM   #1
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X Windows - No Screens Found

This is my first time installing linux, I think I got through the installation okay (using Debian netloader and a nice guide I found on these forums)

next up is X Windows. I'm having trouble getting X Windows to use my video card. The info on the computer is as follows:
P2 333mhz
96 megs of SDram
OnBoard Riva TNT 128 (auto disabled through bios)
OnBoard Sound
OnBoard Ethernet
ATi Radeon 7000 (PCI)
USB 2.0 PCI Card

I want to use my PCI Radeon card because I'm going to need the S-Video output on it enventually. Anyways, here's what X-Windows is spitting out at me when it fails:

(II) Loading sub module "int10"
(II) LoadModule: "int10"
(II) Reloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libint10.a
(EE) ATI(0): Cannot read V_BIOS
(WW) ATI(0): Unable to initialise int10 interface
(WW) System lacks support for changing MTRRs
(EE) ATI(0): Adapter has not been initialised.
(II) UnloadModule: "ati"
(II) UnloadModule: "int10"
(II) UnloadModule: "atimisc"
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/atimisc_drv.o
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration

Fatal server error:
no screens found
I've tried using XF86Config with both a generic VGA device and specifying the radeon drivers. I can't get either to work. It's generated the same error everytime.

I have no idea what to try from here -- any ideas?

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Old 04-28-2005, 09:26 PM   #3
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Ah, I just figured out the solution to my own problem.

I'll put it here just incase anyone finds this thread in a search feature one day:

Make sure you are editing XF86Config-4 if you are using X-Windows 4.xx
If you used the Debian netinstaller to get X-windows, you probably have X-Windows 4, or you can look in /var/log/XFree86.0.log and it will print off the version on the first few lines.

By default it does not appear that XF86Config writes to XF86Config-4...


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