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Old 08-31-2003, 05:06 AM   #1
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X won't start after changing monitor


I changed my monitor yesterday in LM9.1. Now X doens't start. After the boot it just gives me the "text" login instead of the X login etc. When I run "startx" It gives me this error:

Data incomplete in file /etc/x11/XFConfig-4
Undefined Monitor "monitor2" referenced by screen "screen2".
(EE) Problem parsing the config file
(EE) Error from .xf86HandleConfigfile()

Fatal server error
no screens found

I've tried doing this:
X -configure
The screen goes black for 1 second and returns. It says if I want to test the new config file I must type in this:
XFree86 -xf86config /root/XF86Config.new
The screen goes to a blue coloured screen with a cross (I think it's the mouse cursor) and I can't do anything!
When I press CTRL+ALT+F2 it goes back to the textmode screen thingy, but it's not in the normal colour's
Anyway, that's not the problem. When I then enter
mv XF86Config.new /etc/x11/XF86Config
it goes OK, but X still won't start. When I restart it's the same.

Anyone seen this problem and knows how to help me out?
 
Old 08-31-2003, 04:15 PM   #2
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hi 4hp.
it appears there's something wrong with the monitor part of the XF86Config, but the syntax rather what's in it (as far as i can tell). Have a look if you can see any unclosed quotes, or brackets, or anything looking obviously "wrong". Failing that, could you post the whole file up and the the X log (/var/log/xfree86.0.log or similar)
 
Old 09-01-2003, 01:04 AM   #3
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I ran xf86configure last night and now and I edited it, it needed some changes in de Screen section, Monitor 1 = monitor1 etc...
I can get into KDE fine now.
 
Old 09-01-2003, 05:22 AM   #4
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Old 09-27-2003, 01:21 PM   #5
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Help! i'm having this problem too

I changed my monitor and i'm getting an "undefined monitor" error. right now my monitor is "monitor2" and screen "screen2". I think these should be "monitor1" and "monitor2".

where can I get the xf86config program?

Thanks

-basatum
 
  


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