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Old 01-09-2004, 08:37 PM   #1
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no screens found, XFree86 with nvidia and 17" gateway monitor


Ok I just did a win98/Debian GNULinux dual install on my main PC. Its working great except I can't get into X yet. It's saying no screens found. Then above that error message where it has all the information output of what the program is doing, it says something like:

(EE) Screens found but none have usuable configuration.

I'm sorry, I would post what it actually says verbatim, but I'm not that familiar with linux yet... at least not enough to port the text back to windows in order to post it. I tried running xf86config twice using monitor settings (specs like h. and v. refresh and sync rates) I got from googling my monitor. The monitor in question is a Gateway 17" EV700. My video card is nvidia Riva TNT2 Model 64.

The settings I've used are,
H.30-69kHz
V.50-110Hz

1024x768 @ 75Hz

I also attempted using lower settings with same problem. I have already downloaded the nvidia driver from their site and will burn it to cd then try running that. Maybe the driver will fix the issue. I have noticed a lot of talk about nvidia, so hopefully you guys can help me out too.

Please help!
Thanks,
Garrett
 
Old 01-09-2004, 08:57 PM   #2
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Look in your /var/log/messages file as well as /var/log/XFree86* log file as well, to see what error messages it may be putting in there instead of out to screen.

Having the drivers for nvidia or not will not cause X to not start. ( Unless of course you change the driver X uses, which you didn't say you did, so I will assume you didn't )
 
Old 01-09-2004, 09:08 PM   #3
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Hey,

Check out www.monitorworld.com and find your monitor. It will give you exact specs for the vertical and horizontal sync rates you need....and refresh rates.

Peace,
Whitehat
 
Old 01-09-2004, 09:19 PM   #4
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Oooh...nifty link.

Will have to keep that one handy, thanks.
 
Old 01-09-2004, 10:14 PM   #5
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I looked it up, but I'm using those, settings. I'm burning the nvidia drivers to a cd right now. If it doesn't work, at least I won't have to do it later when I want 3d acc.

Garrett
 
Old 01-09-2004, 10:56 PM   #6
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the driver X is using is the RIVA TNT 2 Model 64 driver that is an option when using xf86config. I am going to install the nvidia supplied driver now and get back to the forums asap.

Thanks,
Garrett
 
Old 01-10-2004, 01:37 AM   #7
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For all those debian users with similar problems who may read this. at command prompt as root, type:

dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

Set video card to vesa, and know how much memory your vid card has in kbs. Mine had 32megs or 32768kb (i think). Just double check all the other settings as you go through configuring the rest. It solved my monitor problem. I have another mouse problem, but that is unrelated and will be getting another post.
 
  


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