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Old 11-04-2006, 11:24 PM   #1
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Angry Xserver Problem! NO GUI


what's up everyone--
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I'm running mandriva 2006 and I'm having a problem
getting the Xserver to run____RESULTING IN NO GUI!!!

1-

As root I use the XFdrake command and select vesa and select 1280x1024monitor and 640x480 resolution---- when I test it I just get a quick color flashes and then a black screen that makes me login agian!

2-

As root I use the "startx" command____RESULTING IN
xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.5282

Fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0
If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock and start again.

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Being that this computer was given to me (I DO NOT KNOW WHAT TYPE OF GRAPHICS CARD I HAVE!)


Everything including the GUI was working before....
until KDE started crashing!

So I chose to reinstall the OS and now I cant seem to get the Xserver GUI to run again!!!!!
THIS IS REDICULOUS!!

I dont know what else to try!

I've looked at every similar post there is and still nothing works.

can anyone help?

P.SThis is my first time using linux!
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Old 11-05-2006, 02:30 AM   #2
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Use the command
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$ lspci
as root to see what kind of graphics card you have. That will be a good start.
 
Old 11-05-2006, 10:21 AM   #3
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No Xserver GUI

Thanks for the suggestion--
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As root I use the command lspci and I get-

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82815 CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller] (rev 02)

SOLUTION: The 815 was in my list, I chose that instead of vesa.
"WAA-LAA" GUUUIIIIII

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Last edited by >>BLACKHOLE<<; 11-05-2006 at 10:22 AM.
 
Old 11-05-2006, 01:44 PM   #4
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Glad you got it solved. Enjoy your GUI.
 
  


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