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Hi I just moved to Mandrake 10.1 , but for some reason the Xserver doesnt work. If I do startx on the command line, it shows a very very distorted ...
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    The Xserver does not work


    Hi
    I just moved to Mandrake 10.1 , but for some reason the Xserver doesnt work. If I do startx on the command line, it shows a very very distorted graphical interface where you can hardly notice anything. Can someone please help me with this. My Display screen is a DELL 15" LCD Display. What driver should i use in the XF86Config, if thats where the error is?

    Thanks
    Shivanu

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    can you post your XF86Config file.
    remove all the # Commented line and put it into
    Code:
    code
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    Hi
    This is my XF86Config file.

    Code:
    Section "Files"
        # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
        # By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
        # the X server to render fonts.
        FontPath "unix/:-1"
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerFlags"
        #DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> &#40;server abort&#41;
        AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
        #DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> &#40;resolution switching&#41;
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
        Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
        Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
        Load "extmod"
        Load "type1"
        Load "freetype"
        Load "glx" # 3D layer
        Load "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.a"
        Load "dri" # direct rendering
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier "Keyboard1"
        Driver "keyboard"
        Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
        Option "XkbLayout" "en_US"
        Option "XkbOptions" ""
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier "Mouse1"
        Driver "mouse"
        Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
        Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
        Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier "monitor1"
        VendorName "Dell"
        ModelName "Dell 1501FP &#40;Digital&#41;"
        HorizSync 30.0-61.0
        VertRefresh 56.0-75.0
        
        # Sony Vaio C1&#40;X,XS,VE,VN&#41;?
        # 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
        ModeLine "1024x480"    65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344   480  488  494  563 -hsync -vsync
        
        # Dell D800 and few Inspiron &#40;16/10&#41; 1280x800
        ModeLine "1280x800"  147.89  1280 1376 1512 1744  800 801 804 848
        
        # Dell D800 and few Inspiron &#40;16/10&#41; 1680x1050
        ModeLine "1680x1050"  214.51  1680 1800 1984 2288  1050 1051 1054 1103
        
        # Dell D800 and few Inspiron &#40;16/10&#41; 1920x1200
        ModeLine "1920x1200" 230 1920 1936 2096 2528 1200 1201 1204 1250 +HSync +VSync
        
        # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
        # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
        ModeLine "768x576"     50.00  768  832  846 1000   576  590  595  630
        
        # 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
        ModeLine "768x576"     63.07  768  800  960 1024   576  578  590  616
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier "device1"
        BoardName "Intel 830"
        Driver "i810"
        Option "DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier "screen1"
        Device "device1"
        Monitor "monitor1"
        DefaultColorDepth 16
        
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth 8
            Virtual 1024 768
        EndSubsection
        
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth 15
            Virtual 1024 768
        EndSubsection
        
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth 16
            Virtual 1024 768
        EndSubsection
        
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth 24
            Virtual 1024 768
        EndSubsection
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier "layout1"
        InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
        Screen "screen1"
    EndSection
    Thanks

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    Hi
    This is my XF86Config file.

    Code:
    Section "Files"
        # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed &#40;they are concatenated together&#41;
        # By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
        # the X server to render fonts.
        FontPath "unix/&#58;-1"
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerFlags"
        #DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> &#40;server abort&#41;
        AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
        #DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> &#40;resolution switching&#41;
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
        Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
        Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
        Load "extmod"
        Load "type1"
        Load "freetype"
        Load "glx" # 3D layer
        Load "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.a"
        Load "dri" # direct rendering
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier "Keyboard1"
        Driver "keyboard"
        Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
        Option "XkbLayout" "en_US"
        Option "XkbOptions" ""
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier "Mouse1"
        Driver "mouse"
        Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
        Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
        Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier "monitor1"
        VendorName "Dell"
        ModelName "Dell 1501FP &#40;Digital&#41;"
        HorizSync 30.0-61.0
        VertRefresh 56.0-75.0
        
        # Sony Vaio C1&#40;X,XS,VE,VN&#41;?
        # 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
        ModeLine "1024x480"    65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344   480  488  494  563 -hsync -vsync
        
        # Dell D800 and few Inspiron &#40;16/10&#41; 1280x800
        ModeLine "1280x800"  147.89  1280 1376 1512 1744  800 801 804 848
        
        # Dell D800 and few Inspiron &#40;16/10&#41; 1680x1050
        ModeLine "1680x1050"  214.51  1680 1800 1984 2288  1050 1051 1054 1103
        
        # Dell D800 and few Inspiron &#40;16/10&#41; 1920x1200
        ModeLine "1920x1200" 230 1920 1936 2096 2528 1200 1201 1204 1250 +HSync +VSync
        
        # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
        # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
        ModeLine "768x576"     50.00  768  832  846 1000   576  590  595  630
        
        # 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
        ModeLine "768x576"     63.07  768  800  960 1024   576  578  590  616
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier "device1"
        BoardName "Intel 830"
        Driver "i810"
        Option "DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier "screen1"
        Device "device1"
        Monitor "monitor1"
        DefaultColorDepth 16
        
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth 8
            Virtual 1024 768
        EndSubsection
        
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth 15
            Virtual 1024 768
        EndSubsection
        
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth 16
            Virtual 1024 768
        EndSubsection
        
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth 24
            Virtual 1024 768
        EndSubsection
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier "layout1"
        InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
        Screen "screen1"
    EndSection
    Thanks

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    Hi
    This is my XF86Config file.

    Code:
    Section "Files"
        # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed &#40;they are concatenated together&#41;
        # By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
        # the X server to render fonts.
        FontPath "unix/&#58;-1"
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerFlags"
        #DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> &#40;server abort&#41;
        AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
        #DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> &#40;resolution switching&#41;
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
        Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
        Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
        Load "extmod"
        Load "type1"
        Load "freetype"
        Load "glx" # 3D layer
        Load "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.a"
        Load "dri" # direct rendering
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier "Keyboard1"
        Driver "keyboard"
        Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
        Option "XkbLayout" "en_US"
        Option "XkbOptions" ""
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier "Mouse1"
        Driver "mouse"
        Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
        Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
        Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier "monitor1"
        VendorName "Dell"
        ModelName "Dell 1501FP &#40;Digital&#41;"
        HorizSync 30.0-61.0
        VertRefresh 56.0-75.0
        
        # Sony Vaio C1&#40;X,XS,VE,VN&#41;?
        # 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
        ModeLine "1024x480"    65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344   480  488  494  563 -hsync -vsync
        
        # Dell D800 and few Inspiron &#40;16/10&#41; 1280x800
        ModeLine "1280x800"  147.89  1280 1376 1512 1744  800 801 804 848
        
        # Dell D800 and few Inspiron &#40;16/10&#41; 1680x1050
        ModeLine "1680x1050"  214.51  1680 1800 1984 2288  1050 1051 1054 1103
        
        # Dell D800 and few Inspiron &#40;16/10&#41; 1920x1200
        ModeLine "1920x1200" 230 1920 1936 2096 2528 1200 1201 1204 1250 +HSync +VSync
        
        # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
        # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
        ModeLine "768x576"     50.00  768  832  846 1000   576  590  595  630
        
        # 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
        ModeLine "768x576"     63.07  768  800  960 1024   576  578  590  616
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier "device1"
        BoardName "Intel 830"
        Driver "i810"
        Option "DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier "screen1"
        Device "device1"
        Monitor "monitor1"
        DefaultColorDepth 16
        
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth 8
            Virtual 1024 768
        EndSubsection
        
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth 15
            Virtual 1024 768
        EndSubsection
        
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth 16
            Virtual 1024 768
        EndSubsection
        
        Subsection "Display"
            Depth 24
            Virtual 1024 768
        EndSubsection
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier "layout1"
        InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
        Screen "screen1"
    EndSection
    Thanks

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    can you please remove 2 of the 3 post :P
    also, whats your monitor name, device, model number
    and your video card model number.

    Thanks
    \"Meditative mind\'s is like a vast ocean... whatever strikes the surface, the bottom stays calm\" - Dalai Lama
    \"Competition ultimatly comes down to one thing... a loser and a winner.\" - Ugo Deschamps

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    Hi,
    I was trying to post the XF86Config and it showed page cannot be displayed after i submitted..thats why the 3 same posts. Ans now i dont know how to delete it .. it can only let me edit.

    Anyway,
    My Monitor is a DELL 15" LCD monitor, Model Number 1504FP.
    What do you mean by device?
    Video Card Model Number, I hope this is what you are looking for, is
    Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller.


    Thanks a lot
    Shivanu

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    i810

    What size of memory do you have on your video card?
    Ack!

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    I have 8 MB on the video card.
    Shivanu

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    i810

    Thanks, I read a site that said it was variable for some reason, and that didn't clear things up for me.
    Ack!

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