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I just installed Mandriva Linux and when I try to run startx, it gives me a "no screens found" error, yet it found and configured all of my hardware settings ...
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    I just installed Mandriva Linux and when I try to run startx, it gives me a "no screens found" error, yet it found and configured all of my hardware settings including the video card. (I run a Radeon x800). Please Help....please.

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    execute this
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    su 
    nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    look for Section 'Device' "Video Driver". set Driver value to "vesa".
    Code:
    Section "Device"
      identifier "Video Card"
      busid "PCI:1:0:0"
      driver "vesa"
      screen 0
    EndSection
    save file and execute startx again.
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    Tried it

    When I switch to vesa, I get a black screen, before I get the command prompt.

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    "veas" is a generic driver and it should work. switch back to 'radeon'. post the Monitor and Screen sections of xorg.conf file here.
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    When I click on the TEST option after the video card configuration, it says, "(EE) No devices detected."

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