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Old 05-20-2007, 09:45 AM   #1
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Xorg problems with Fedora Core 6


Hi All, new to the group

Before I begin, I've just installed Fedora Core 6...

I'm having a problem starting my X windows with the following error (from file /var/log/Xorg.setup.log):

---start---
X Window System Version 7.1.1
Release Date: 12 May 2006
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 7.1.1
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.9-34.ELsmp i686 Red Hat, Inc.
Current Operating System: Linux dunzsvlx01.dunz.local 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 #1 SMP Mon Oct 16 14:54:20 EDT 2006 i686
Build Date: 04 October 2006
Build ID: xorg-x11-server 1.1.1-47.fc6
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(++) Log file: "/dev/null", Time: Sat May 19 18:16:54 2007
(++) Using config file: "/tmp/tmppykl0Yxorg.config"
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found
---end---

It's strange that it says "no screens found" as the monitor was plugged in. Its a ViewSonic flat screen, I don't know it that makes a difference...

Has anyone else had this issue? I've run Fedora 5 in the past and never experienced anything like this... help!!

Thanks in advance
 
Old 05-20-2007, 10:28 AM   #2
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was it working fine before? sounds like an /etc/X11/xorg.conf problem

you may need to run xorgconfig as root and configure it, did you change any hardware like mouse, keyboard, video card, monitor???
 
Old 05-20-2007, 10:31 AM   #3
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This site is great, just found the solution under another article. I fixed it by changing the following in xorg.conf:

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" #### This is the line I added ####
EndSubSection
EndSection

... and then rebooting. Stangely, it didn't go into effect by bouncing it into runlevel 3 and then back into 5. I only found that it worked as I was rebooting to checkout the video card make... sometimes the best solutions come by accident!

Thanks to anyone that looked at this
 
Old 05-20-2007, 10:32 AM   #4
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nope... t'was a fresh install. Thanks anyway okie
 
  


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