X configuration errors
kdk at daleco.biz
Sat Feb 16 04:31:26 UTC 2008
Texas Phillip Gray Condreay wrote:
> Running FreeBSD 6.3 on an old Compaq 8100 with a standard nvidia
> graphics card, x has recognized the card and read
> "new driver is 'nv'"
> before attempting to load "nv" and failing. It then went on to tell me
> I didn't have a screen. The log file reports that the os failed to
> check pci ports on startup, however, pciconf -l -cv returns an accurate
> list. I do have a screen and would like to make x realize that. Help?
"No screens found" is usually a rather general error, and means that
no usable configuration information has been found that X believe is
sane enough to attempt to start a display with. What else from
/var/log/Xorg.0.log might give you a clue?
Did you run xorgcfg(1)? Which configuration file is being used?
Have you tried the "vesa" driver? Sorry for several questions,
but maybe something will click. Xorg configuration is a tad magical;
not difficult after you've done it a few times, but not exactly, err,
intuitive (not sure that's what I mean exactly, tho) if you're not
completely immersed in the documentation.
Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark.
Professionals built the Titanic.
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