[TriLUG] X will not start on new Mandriva 2007 installation
slitt at troubleshooters.com
Sat Dec 23 19:05:36 EST 2006
On Saturday 23 December 2006 18:16, Douglas Ward wrote:
> I am hoping for a Christmas miracle... :)
> I installed Mandriva 2007 (fully updated through urpmi) on my Dell Latitude
> D620 laptop. X will not start! It returns the following error:
> Fatal server error:
> no screens found
> X10: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0:
> after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
> I have been working on this today and cannot seem to make sense of it. In
> my desperation I have uploaded the following files for your reading
> If anyone can offer any assistance it would certainly be most appreciated.
> I can run the laptop fine in command line mode but would love to use the
> gui. FYI: kubuntu and ubuntu both install and run properly with no
> problems. This seems to be a Mandriva specific problem. Thanks! Merry
I haven't looked at your xorg.conf/0.log in detail because such things make me
go blind but I have some suggestions.
First, from the command prompt, try running rerunning drakx11, try a few
different things, and see if any work. Also, get the specifications of your
monitor, and when you configure your monitor, configure it "custom" and plug
in those specifications. drakx11/XFdrake go way too conservative when they
plug and play probe the monitor.
If you can't get it working with drakx11/XFdrake, back up your current
xorg.conf, boot a livecd version of Ubuntu or Knoppix, copy the xorg.conf to
Mandrake's /etc, reboot, and probably it will work. You can then exploit the
differences between the two xorg.conf files to come up with the best for your
machine while running Mandriva.
I regularly boot Knoppix in order to get a valid xorg.conf for my
Mandrake/Mandriva machines, and have been doing so for years. Sometimes I
just run the Knoppix xorg.conf, and sometimes I need to tweak it for best
performance, but for years I've been doing it and it usually works just fine.
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