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Old 08-11-2005, 01:13 PM   #1
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Monitor goes into standby


Hi all,

Just installed slackware, things looked fine until i tried starting kde by typing in startx, it says a few thinga about loading then the monitor goes into standby Heard that vsync=70 may fix it but i get the same thing. The monitor itself is a 15" LCD monitor that comes with the horrible Acer Veriton FP2, The graphics is intel815.

Excuse the ignorance, and not being able to provide any more relivant details, im very new to linux. Any help at all would be appreciated.

Dave
 
Old 08-11-2005, 02:34 PM   #2
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hi, try ctrl+alt+F6 then login as root, then type "init 3".
Backup your /etc/X11/xorg.conf (cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /home/username/)
Now try configuring X:
Code:
X -configure
read the onscreen instructions to test it (ctrl+alt+backspace to exit).
If all is ok, copy /root/xorg.conf.new to /etc/X11/xorg.conf (overwrite the old one) and gogogo! (init 4)

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Old 08-11-2005, 03:03 PM   #3
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doing the X -configure makes the monitor go blank for a few secs and then i can only see the end of the list that comes up. No idea on how to make it let me see one page at a time . When i tried X -config /root/xorg.conf.new it brings up the X shape mouse pointer and i got excited for a sec, but it stayed like it. Then the last few lines say "could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID, removing it from list!

This is really starting to stress me out

Thanks anyway tho

Any more ideas ?
 
Old 08-12-2005, 05:15 AM   #4
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Anyone?
 
Old 08-12-2005, 05:33 AM   #5
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Quote:
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When i tried X -config /root/xorg.conf.new it brings up the X shape mouse pointer and i got excited for a sec, but it stayed like it.
What do you mean with "i got excited for a sec, but stayed like it"?

You probably have to configure Xorg to the right values for your monitor (vertical refresh and horizontal sync).

You've three programs to do that:
- xorgconfig
- xorgcfg
- X -configure
 
Old 08-12-2005, 05:46 AM   #6
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Hi! Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, and specifically today, welcome to "Debunking Myths created by Windows ... ", and your host: Piete "OMG not another Essay" Sartain!

So, with the usual disclaimer (I'm not responsible if you bust your PC) out the way - let's get's this road on the show!

X is not KDE.
KDE is not X.

X is the name given to a graphical server/client that allows *nix users to do stuff with graphics in a more sensible way.

KDE is a desktop environment. A desktop environment is what you work in when using modern versions of Windows.

A window manager is often part of a DE, but it has significantly less value-add functionality. So, Sawfish is a prime example of a WM, while Gnome is a good example of a Desktop Environment. For more info, maybe take a look here: http://xwinman.org/

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When i tried X -config /root/xorg.conf.new it brings up the X shape mouse pointer and i got excited for a sec, but it stayed like it
Well, yes, that's what X is! You don't want to run X, you want to run KDE *on* X. Startx is the command (script, actually) that does this.

"But Piete, how do I do that?" I hear you cry. More on that story in a moment... but first a word from our sponsors:

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Then the last few lines say "could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID, removing it from list!
Don't panic over font path elements - they're not critical to X working, and in fact you should see a few lines down from that something that says: "This will not cause X to fail to start".

Now returning to our scheduled X discussions:

Ok, so you ran X -config /root/xorg.conf.new and you got a mouse cursor. Could you move it? If yes: then X has been configured =)

Now you can copy xorg.conf.new to /etc/X11/xorg.conf and run "startx" to get KDE running.

"But you said startx was a script?" Yes indeed I did Billy, how astute of you to notice such a throwaway comment! The startx script itself runs an X server and executes ~/.xinitrc - which is where you will find something at the bottom that resembles:

Code:
exec startkde
This is where you get your desktop environment up and running!

Since you're new to Linux, I advise you read up on DEs and WMs - and take some advice from those you meet. Here's a little thing I wrote about my experiences with the aforementioned, but don't forget to do your own research and persevere! http://www.kaear.co.uk/default.asp?pageID=35

But now we're cutting into the rest of the programming, so the producer is going to fire me ... nuts.

From me and my glamourous assistant (that'd probably be Tux the penguin ) we wish you all the best and good luck!

- Piete.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 08:22 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Tuttle
read the onscreen instructions to test it (ctrl+alt+backspace to exit).
If all is ok, copy /root/xorg.conf.new to /etc/X11/xorg.conf (overwrite the old one) and gogogo! (init 4)
hehe, what he (plete) said!!
 
Old 08-12-2005, 09:48 AM   #8
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when i cp /root/xorg.conf.new to /etc/X11/xorg.conf it says copying multiple files but /etc/X11/xorg.conf is not a valid directory (or something like that).
 
Old 08-12-2005, 10:19 AM   #9
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dave can you paste the exact cp command you're trying? It seems you're giving a bad argument and cp is trying to copy more than one file, as the destination is not a directory (it's needed when copying multiple files) it fails.
Also try to post the exact error.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 10:58 AM   #10
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also, to add to what gbonvehi said, these are the commands you want:
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mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.old
cp /root/xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
 
Old 08-12-2005, 11:47 AM   #11
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the command i tried was "cp /root/xorg.conf.new to /etc/X11/xorg.conf", will be able to post the exact error in a bit, im trying to fresh install it yet again.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 11:49 AM   #12
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ahhh, i see... was using the wrong command. will try those ones. *crosses fingers*
 
Old 08-12-2005, 01:08 PM   #13
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Talking

OMG KDE actually started! Thank you all very very much! Im actually making progress wooooooo.

One last thing tho, when KDE loads i get the KPersonalizer, i can set the country and language but i think maybe the resolution is a bit messed up because i cant see where i have to press to continue. Any ideas?

Once again thank you all for having the patience to help a noob like me out.


Dave
 
Old 08-12-2005, 08:05 PM   #14
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Here is a part of my xorg.conf, it describes the allowed resolutions and colour depths. Compare it with your /etc/X11/xorg.conf and adjust accordingly. Trial and error are mandatory
Code:
Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Card0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth 24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     1
                Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     4
                Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     8
                Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     15
                Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     16
                Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
                Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        EndSubSection
EndSection
Hint: the first "mode" is the default (in my case "1280x1024"). You can switch between the allowed (ie. included in your xorg.conf file) modes using CTRL & ALT & KP+ and CTRL & ALT & KP-.

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Old 08-12-2005, 09:06 PM   #15
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Added

HorizSync 31.5-50.0
VertRefresh 40-90

to the .conf but it was a bit too big so i tried 60-120 and bingo its perfect.

Thank you very much for all the help guys
 
  


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