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Old 09-12-2004, 07:23 PM   #1
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startx produces vertical red,blue, green lines

Have just installed slackware 9.1 the install was trouble free chose the "full install " as this is first slackware experience. after rebooting and logging on I tried startx wich gave me a screen of thin red,blue and green vertical lines and had to reset pc. Using my win2k box I went to..

and tried to run : /usr/X11R6/bin/XF86Setup but got an error msg directory does not exist

then ran: /usr/X11R6/bin/xf86config and proceeded until the monitor refresh rates at this point I followed the on screen suggestion and did a ctrl-c and looked up the /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/doc/Monitors to see if my monitor was there and what the refresh rate should be, however in the doc directory there is neither file or directory call Monitors

compaq deskpro EN 600mhz i815 chip with integrated graphics
128mb sdr ram
Monitor 17" compaq S700


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Old 09-12-2004, 09:16 PM   #2
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google for

compaq S700

the first result has your monitor info
Old 09-12-2004, 11:03 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

Yes I have tried that since my post and gotten the relevant data and entered it into xf86config without it making a difference. This box has previously run rh9.0, suse8.2 and rh8.0 so its unlikely that it is a h/ware issue.

Old 09-14-2004, 01:47 PM   #4
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Is this a laptop? Which monitor? Sometimes you have to manually edit XF86Config and uncomment 'NOACCEL' or 'NOLINEAR' for some monitors or graphics cards. I had this with a compaq laptop with NeoMagic monitor.
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Sorry I should have closed this thread.
I posted in the main slackware forum and managed to sort my problem out

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