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Old 08-21-2003, 04:54 PM   #31
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I Got the same problem... starting to think X is simply not going to work.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 04:58 PM   #32
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Well, just a newbie to newbie post, so I don't know if it helps...
try to see if it exists also a file named XF86Config-4 . If so, this file override the XF86Config one, I think.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 05:04 PM   #33
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that is correct, -4 kills regular, it has given me trouble many times. also do a seach for xf86config in the forum search, then you can see other peoples solutions,and some people even post complete files.

I have been working in linux for about 5 years now and I remember the first 2 weeks were the hardest, and xfree86 was the most difficult thing to et started, but now I wonder why it was because it is so excessivly easy when you get it.. but its like learnign to talk, you can't exactly be taught, but you do learn. then again I was recompiling my kernel before I got X working.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 08:08 PM   #34
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thank you guys for the information. I'll keep editing XFree to see what happen. I have read a lot and there are several things that I'm gonna try. I'll let you know the outcome!

Thank you!
 
Old 08-23-2003, 02:25 PM   #35
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Well, I tried switching monitors and re-installed RH9 and it's still showing the same error.. if it's a video card problem, how can I find out? I already try different thinks for the monitor, but since I got this error,
(EE) RADEON (0): No Valid mode found for this DFP/LCD
(EE) Screen(s) found but none have usable configuration.
I think it might be the video card... How can I tell?
 
Old 08-23-2003, 03:48 PM   #36
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You said it returns:

(ww)RADEON: No matching Device section for instance (bus id pci:1:0:1 found)

Well, just guessing... maybe in your XF86Config there's really an error regarding the video card (although the errors returned speak about the screen).

I never quite understood this line... could someone help?
Perehaps the errors are linked to this warning?
 
Old 08-23-2003, 04:21 PM   #37
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hi,

try typing this at the console :

XFree86 -configure

should create a configuration file in /root
the type :

cp /root/XF86Config* /etc/X11/XF86Config


then type :

startx

should work, it did for me in gentoo

cheers
 
Old 08-24-2003, 12:44 PM   #38
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Thank pengPow, I've try what you said and it didn't work. could it be a problem with the Radeon driver? How do I install the driver from a windows XP partition? I have the driver but I don't know how to installed.. could that be the problem?
 
Old 08-24-2003, 09:34 PM   #39
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My problem was solved:

Using my All-in-wonders TVout scrambles up DDC (which plug and play uses to detect monitor settings).. in this case X wasnt even able to find the monitor..

Simple fix which took me 3 days to figure out:

Unplug the tvout RCA cord and X booted right up.
 
Old 08-25-2003, 12:54 AM   #40
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well, let me give it a try! Thank you!
 
Old 08-25-2003, 01:21 AM   #41
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It worked!!! Thank you guys for helping me! I did what Kow said and it works fine. I have learn a lot thanx to you guys. Well, I'll be around if I need more help! Thank you Kow!

Thank you guys!
 
  


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