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I installed xorg (emerge xorg) , then ran the auto configure script to see what it turned up, I originaly got an error pertaining to vertical sync, but i fixed ...
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    xorg, odd error


    I installed xorg (emerge xorg) , then ran the auto configure script to see what it turned up, I originaly got an error pertaining to vertical sync, but i fixed that, but now when i run 'startx' i get this
    Code:
    (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
    Using vt 7
    (EE) RADEON(0): No valid modes found
    (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
    
    Fatal server error:
    no screens found
    this is my config file,
    Code:
            FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Speedo/"
            FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Type1/"
            FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/CID/"
            FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/"
            FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
            Load  "extmod"
            Load  "dri"
            Load  "dbe"
            Load  "record"
            Load  "xtrap"
            Load  "glx"
            Load  "speedo"
            Load  "type1"
            Load  "freetype"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
            Identifier  "Keyboard0"
            Driver      "keyboard"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
            Identifier  "Mouse0"
            Driver      "mouse"
            Option      "Protocol" "auto"
            Option      "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
            #DisplaySize      280   210     # mm
            Identifier   "Monitor0"
            VendorName   "IBM"
            ModelName    "IBM G52"
            HorizSync    30.0 - 69.0
            HorizSync    0.0 - 0.0
    VertRefresh 0.0-50.0
    
    
            Option      "DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
            ### Available Driver options are:-
            ### Values&#58; [i]&#58; integer, <f>&#58; float, <bool>&#58; "True"/"False",
            ### <string>&#58; "String", <freq>&#58; "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
            ### &#91;arg&#93;&#58; arg optional
            #Option     "NoAccel"                   # &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "SWcursor"                  # &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "Dac6Bit"                   # &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "Dac8Bit"                   # &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "ForcePCIMode"              # &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "BusType"                   # &#91;<str>&#93;
            #Option     "CPPIOMode"                 # &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "CPusecTimeout"             # [i]
            #Option     "AGPMode"                   # [i]
            #Option     "AGPFastWrite"              # &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "AGPSize"                   # [i]
            #Option     "GARTSize"                  # [i]
            #Option     "RingSize"                  # [i]
            #Option     "BufferSize"                # [i]
            #Option     "EnableDepthMoves"          # &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "EnablePageFlip"            # &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "NoBackBuffer"              # &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "DRIReinit"                 # &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "PanelOff"                  # &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "DDCMode"                   # &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "MonitorLayout"             # &#91;<str>&#93;
            #Option     "IgnoreEDID"                # &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "OverlayOnCRTC2"            # &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "CloneMode"                 # &#91;<str>&#93;
            #Option     "CloneHSync"                # &#91;<str>&#93;
            #Option     "CloneVRefresh"             # &#91;<str>&#93;
            #Option     "UseFBDev"                  # &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "VideoKey"                  # [i]
            #Option     "DisplayPriority"           # &#91;<str>&#93;
            #Option     "PanelSize"                 # &#91;<str>&#93;
            #Option     "ForceMinDotClock"          # <freq>
            Identifier  "Card0"
            Driver      "ati"
            VendorName  "ATI Technologies Inc"
            BoardName   "Radeon R200 QL &#91;Radeon 8500 LE&#93;"
            BusID       "PCI&#58;1&#58;0&#58;0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
            Identifier "Screen0"
            Device     "Card0"
            Monitor    "Monitor0"
            SubSection "Display"
                    Viewport   0 0
                    Depth     1
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                    Viewport   0 0
                    Depth     4
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                    Viewport   0 0
                    Depth     8
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                    Viewport   0 0
                    Depth     15
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                    Viewport   0 0
                    Depth     16
            EndSubSection
            SubSection "Display"
                    Viewport   0 0
                    Depth     24
            EndSubSection
    EndSection
    I know it isnt all relivent, but i didnt wanna leave something out, my graphics card is a radeon 8500 all-in-wonder, and i have a generic IBM monitor. I dont need high res or hardware accelerated graphics, its just for someone to do basic openoffice and e-mail , with a little im and web.
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    Code:
    Section "Monitor"
            #DisplaySize      280   210     # mm
            Identifier   "Monitor0"
            VendorName   "IBM"
            ModelName    "IBM G52"
            HorizSync    30.0 - 69.0
            HorizSync    0.0 - 0.0
    VertRefresh 0.0-50.0
    Should be
    Code:
    Section "Monitor"
            #DisplaySize      280   210     # mm
            Identifier   "Monitor0"
            VendorName   "IBM"
            ModelName    "IBM G52"
            HorizSync    30.0 - 69.0
            VertRefresh 0.0-50.0 
    EndSection
    If you don't end a section, it can't be used.
    OH NOOOOO!!!!!! You did it the way I said?

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    many thanks, i convinced my mother to try linux (shes relativly computer savy) and she wants to run it on a pretty old machine, so im hoping to create a convert.
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    You'll have no problem with that. My friends used to take old computers out of dumpsters and put Linux on them all the time.
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    yeah, done that one, it was this massively old xerox, (back when they did computers) it was ridicouls, we did the install over a serial port, and we named the machine 'the dead hooker' then we tried to make it compile a program, it was a simple one, but the like 3.5k of memeory or something couldnt quite do it...so we threw it off a roof (but not befor installing windows).
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