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I get this error after emerging xorg. I emerged gnome first, but then did xorg because I could not change my resolution settings. Now I get this error: Data incomplete ...
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    fatal Error starting X


    I get this error after emerging xorg. I emerged gnome first, but then did xorg because I could not change my resolution settings. Now I get this error:

    Data incomplete in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Undefined Monitor "Generic Monitor" referenced by Screen "Default Screen".
    (EE) Problem parsing the config file
    (EE) Error parsing the config file

    Fatal server error:
    no screens found

    Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
    at http://wiki.X.Org
    for help.
    Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.


    XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
    after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.



    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Here are the relavent part of xorg config file



    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
    ModelName "Monitor Model"

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Device "Generic Video Card"
    Monitor "Generic Monitor"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 1
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 4
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection


    thanks for any help!!

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    In your xorg.conf, change:
    Code:
    Monitor "Generic Monitor"
    to
    Code:
    Monitor "Monitor0"

    You will also need to change your "Device" to whatever you are actually calling it. You will note that the monitor is called "Monitor0" and not "Generic Monitor": the same will likely apply to the video card.

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    I tried that, it didn't work. still the same, problem parsing the config file, and error parsing the config file. fatal error: no screens found. I had just got gnome to work, and couldn't change the resolution. I shouldn't have emerged xorg.
    Thanks for the reply. Any other ideas?

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    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
    ModelName "Monitor Model"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Device "Generic Video Card"
    Monitor "Generic Monitor"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    ...
    Do you see the bold text... you haven't closed your section... if you have further problems, you can see you configuration file... I'm sure it will be a grammar error!
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    also, and this is not always the case, but every single "no screens found" error that I've ever encountered has to do with improper monitor vertical and horizontal sync settings in xorg.conf...check these and make sure that they are correct, you may have to find an online manual of your monitor to figure these out, but usually they are on the tag on the back...you may have to go a bit more conservative that the technical specs, I do.
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    To add another thing, sometimes this error occurs when you reset your FGLRX via a new video card driver or something of that type. Run
    Code:
     fglrxconfig
    if nothing seems to be working.

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    Well I solved it. I was just guessing and trying everything I could, because I couldn't find any help here. I did xorgconfig and it wrote a new xorg.conf file for me after I entered in my settings. Then I had a core devices failure for the mouse. So I checked and seen it was /dev/mice, and from installing the text mouse pointer I knew it was /dev/input/mice and it works fine.

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    Im having a simular problem, i think i mucked something up in the install as it said there was no monitor then too. Im getting pretty much the same error, help!

    Btw: im a linux n00b i know nothing about it at all but windows is gay and i wanted a change.

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