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My guess is that it found everything but your monitor and configured them correctly. You may have incorrect horizontal and vertical refresh rates (it's a place to start). I don't ...
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    My guess is that it found everything but your monitor and configured them correctly. You may have incorrect horizontal and vertical refresh rates (it's a place to start). I don't remember if Mandrake has them, but you could try running xg86cfg or xf86config to "fix" your X configuration. Look up your monitor's specs before trying, though.
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    Trial and error..

    O.k, let me try it!

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    Hi Flatline, I've tried to configure my hardware (monitor, video, etc) by using xf86config like you said, but the screen keeps showing the same message when I tried to exec startx:

    Code:
    Using authority file /root/.xauthority
    Writing authority file /root/.xauthority
    Using authority file /root/.xauthority
    Writing authority file /root/.xauthority
    
    
    xFree86 Version 4.3.0
    Release Date: 27 February 2003
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
    Build Operating System: Linux 2.421-0.13mdksmp i686 [ELF]
    Build Date: 12 March 2003
       Before reporting problems, check http://www.XFree86.Org/ to make sure that you have    
    
    the latest version.
    Module Loader present.
    Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting, (++) from command line,
    
    (!!) notice, (II) informational, (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??)
    
    unknown.
    (==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Wed Jun 15 05:30:31 2005
    (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XFree86Config-4"
    Using vt 7
    (EE) No device detected
    
    Fatal server error:
    no screens found.
    
    When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send the full server output, not
    
    just the last message.
    This can be found in the log file "var/log/XFree86.0.log".
    Please report problems to xfree86@xfree86.org.
    
    XIO: fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
    It seems that the configuration that I've made doesn't really "saved" by the system. When I use XFdrake, the system keeps read my video card as "nVidia GeForce" (my computer use SiS)

    Maybe I should configure the hardware right through the config file itself? Is it possible?

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    Is there by any chance also an /etc/X11/XFree86Config file (no -4)? I've seen the config utilities on older systems occasionally modify that file instead of the XFree86Config-4 file; I guess they thought it was better to create a "dummy" file and not bork an X config. If that file is there, take a look and see if it has the changes you made. If so, make a copy of the XFree86Config-4 file and then rename the other file to XFree86Config-4 and try to startx.
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    Hey, I finally can access my Mandrake!
    I think it's just my graphical settings. Silly me! I guess it can't handle a 1024x786 resolution, so I give my brother's monitor a shot and, Mandrake is on the screen! Thanks to Flatline for the assistance!

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