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    A total noob need help


    I just installed linux for the first time and booted the computer up. Then it got me into the non-interactive startup. So I typed in startx but it give me an error "no screens found". I have read on other forums and it most likely caused by my graphic card. My card is Radeon x850xt and I don't know how to config so that it will work. If anyone can help I would be thankful. I will continue searching for an answer to that problem.

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    What does it say in the prompt, on your left? What I want to know is which prompt you're in, the linux shell or a boot loader prompt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuyenluong
    I just installed linux for the first time and booted the computer up. Then it got me into the non-interactive startup. So I typed in startx but it give me an error "no screens found". I have read on other forums and it most likely caused by my graphic card. My card is Radeon x850xt and I don't know how to config so that it will work. If anyone can help I would be thankful. I will continue searching for an answer to that problem.
    in command line mode, edit xorg.conf file and change video Driver to "vesa".
    Code:
    su - 
    nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    execute 'startx' again to check GUI.






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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper
    in command line mode, edit xor.conf file and change video Driver to "vesa".
    Code:
    su - 
    nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    execute 'startx' again to check GUI.






    casper
    probably just me being a complete n00b, but log into the root part of my account, typed what you said above and it says that /etc/x11/ does not exsist. do i need a root file like a drive or some thing or am i just ****ed

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynch_3001
    ...typed what you said above and it says that /etc/x11/ does not exsist...
    Linux like all Unix is case sensitive. So you need to keep the case right - try
    Code:
    nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    There used to be a tool called XFdrake for configuring your X server, but obviously that refers to XFree86, so I'm not sure what it's called now. Maybe one of the guys here can fill that in for me.

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    what he said, in case you were confused, is to make sure the "X" is an "X" and not an "x".

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