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Old 03-05-2006, 01:53 AM   #1
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no screens found :(

WEll i have installed SuSe 10.0 and when it boots up, it comes in text mode, i log in as root and do startx

The screen flickers and i get a no screens found

i looked at more /etc/X11/xorg.conf and tried seeing if theres something wierd

Well heres some of the info that i think you need to help me out.. Not sure how to get the whole list cause its a diff comp..

Section "Monitor"
DispaySize 380 300
HorizSync 30-83
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "Acer AL1916"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "ACR"
VertRefresh "Modes[0]"

This screen is a 17" LCD new screen

for the video card

Section "Device"
BoardName "Vanta/Vanta LT"
BusID "1:0:0"
driver "nvidia"
Identifier "Device[0]"
VendorName "NVidia"

Not really sure what kind of video card is using, i picked up this decent comp for cheap (used) so make it into a linux box.

Well, thanks for the help in advance
Old 03-05-2006, 02:06 AM   #2
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Do "init 3" as root. After that run "sax2" and hopefully it will auto configure X properly. If that doesn't work, then you will have to run xorgconfig and manually configure X through a menu driven interface.
Old 03-05-2006, 02:14 AM   #3
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init 3 worked
the sax32 was aborted

said this card is not supported
or this card wasent found correctly
the card was found but the server fails to start the spite of the detection.

I tried doing it manually, it was pretty confusing to a new guy lol
Old 03-06-2006, 09:16 PM   #4
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Try changing "driver "nvidia"" to "driver "vesa"" it should load with the generic driver.
Old 03-06-2006, 11:22 PM   #5
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Hi ApoIce, if sax2 doesn't help you. You can change the settings in xorg.conf manually, as you have done it before.

For your monitor, you need three key specifications:
Horizontal frequenzy
Vertical frequency
Display Size

Reviewing the Monitor Section, I believe you should review the display size and the Vertical frequency.

About your graphic card, which one you have?, post the result of this command (run it as root):

lspci | grep VGA
In case you have a Nvidia card, you need to install the propietary driver. Meanwhile you can use the "vesa" generic driver as RanDrake10 pointed out.


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