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  1. #1

    Red face I think I broke it (No GUI)

    So, trying to get things set up on a new Mandriva install. Have been trying to set up dual monitors, but haven't been able to get the driver installed. Anyway, that is a different thread.

    Currently I changed a setting to enable 3D and now all I get is the text interface, after I get Fatal Error: No monitor found (or something like that).

    I tried running XFdrake, and making changes there, but every time I click test the screen goes rainbow with a "Are these settings correct" dialog. I have tried both Yes and No but both cause me to lose all display and have to reboot.

    I did try xorg.conf file, but didn't see any think that looked like it pertained to 3D.

    Any help is much appreciated. I could just reinstall, but I am trying to learn, and a big step in learning is figuring out what you did wrong

  2. #2
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    How/where did you change the settings "to enable 3D"?
    Post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf please, let's have a look. Which video card do you have?
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  3. #3
    It was under computer management>displays>Options (or something along, going from memory )

    Here is what xorg.conf shows:
    Section "ServerFlags"
      Option "DontZap" "False" 
    Section "Module"
      Load "v4l"
    Section "Monitor"
      Identifier "monitor1"
      VendorName "Plug'n Play"
      ModelName "FHX2300"
      HorizSync 31-83
      VertRefresh 56-76
      ModeLine "1920x1080" 148.5 1920 2008 2052 2200 1080 1084 1089 1125 +hsync +vsync
      ModeLine "768x576    50.00 768 832 846 100   576 590 595 630
      ModeLine "768x576"   63.07 768 800 690 1024   576 578 590 616
    Section "Device"
      Identifier "device1"
      BoardName "ATI Radeon HD 2000 And later (radeonhd/fglrx)"
      Driver "radeonhd"
      Option "DPMS"
    Section "Screen"
      Identifier "screen1"
      Device "device1"
      Monitor "monitor1"
    Section "ServerLayout"
      Identifier "layout1"
      Screen "screen1"
    I left out the comments (denoted by # in the file) since I typed this manually. If you need those let me know.

    GPU is a Sapphire Radeon HD5770.


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  5. #4
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    If you only need to get a graphical session, you may create and use a new xorg.conf file this way :
    #as root
    init 3
    #Create a new xorg.conf ->  /root/
    Xorg -configure
    mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/old.xorg.conf
    mv /root/ /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    init 5
    XFdrake should have resolved the problem completely however.
    0 + 1 = 1 != 2 <> 3 != 4 ...
    Until the camel can pass though the eye of the needle.

  6. #5
    Fixed it! I found a file called xorg.conf.old and looked at it, it had the Driver set to "ati", made that change and it loaded fine.

    I also got the driver to install (had to chmod -x file), but could still use help. I posted updated info in my Dual Monitor thread.


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