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Well, I finally got Mandriva LE 2005 to read my NTFS and read/write to my FAT32 drive again, and now it boots, and comes to a command line login. Whenever ...
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    Mandriva is no longer booting to the GUI


    Well, I finally got Mandriva LE 2005 to read my NTFS and read/write to my FAT32 drive again, and now it boots, and comes to a command line login. Whenever I enter my login name, it still will not start the GUI. Whenever I type KDE to start KDE, it gives me an "unable to contact X server" error. What do I need to do? How do I get a screenshot or something so that I can give you guys the exact message?

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    To get the exact message you can save the file with the error to a floppy with:
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    startx &> /mnt/floppy/error.txt
    and post it here?
    Registered Linux User #371543!
    Get force-get May The Source Be With You
    /dev/null
    /dev/null2

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    I wrote it down.
    X Window System Version 6.8.2
    Release Date: 9 February 2005
    X PRotocol Version: 11, Revision 0 Release 6.8.2
    Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.10-3mdksmp i686 [ELF]
    Current Operating System: Linux localhost 2.6.11-6mdk #1 Tue Mar 22 16:04:32 CET 2005:686
    Build Date on 06 April 2005
    Check http://wiki.X.org to make sure that you have the latest version.
    Module Loader present
    (==) Log File: "/var/log/Xorg.O.log" Time: Sat Aug 27 19:40:40 2005
    (==)Using config file "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
    Parse error on line 53 of section Monitor in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Modline identifier expected
    (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.)
    [rob@localhost ~]$

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoriolisSTORM
    No screens found.
    You may not have configured your monitor correctly. Try setting it up with a generic driver during the install. Insert cd go to repair install, then try get to the graphics/screen setup...
    Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.

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    Well, the problem is, its not a fresh install. The only thing I have done recently involving my video card settings or anything is under Windows XP when I turned on NView and set it up so that I had more desktops. Could that have caused a problem?

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    I don't see how that can cause a problem in linux, but try turning it off anyway. Also by more desktops, do you mean the virtual desktops as seen in linux (just out of curiosity).
    Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.

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    nView is for multiple monitors not multiple desktops. When you turned on nView you initialized the second monitor circuit in the video card and now 2005 LE doesn't recognize the monitor anymore.
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    Actually, Nview gives me the ability to have multiple desktops. As, all I have to do is twitch the mouse a certain way, and it goes to another one. Yeah, its like in Linux. I like it, but turned it off, and Linux still won't boot.

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    Does you video card have dual monitor capability?

    Though it can be used for multiple desktop it's also for multiple displays.

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/feature_nview.html

    If I don't have a second monitor connected to my Quadro FX 1100 and dual head is activated by the drivers I can't get the GUI to load in SuSE with "No screens found" error shown.
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    Dual Boot:openSUSE 11.2/Win 7 Ultimate

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    Have you tried re-running the X config program: just run 'xorgconfig' from the command line as root.

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