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I just installed Mandriva Free 2007 and I can't start the X server. When using the command "startx" I get the following error messages: Code: (EE)Failed to load module "i810" ...
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    unable to start X


    I just installed Mandriva Free 2007 and I can't start the X server. When using the command "startx" I get the following error messages:
    Code:
    (EE)Failed to load module "i810" (module does not exist, 0)
    (EE)No devices detected
    
    Fatal server error
    no screens found
    XIO:Fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining
    What does this mean and how can I fix it?

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    What does this mean and how can I fix it?
    it means "i810" driver is not compatible with your card. set Video Driver to "vesa" in /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.
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    ok I changed the line
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    driver "i810"
    so that it says vesa instead of i810 but I get the same error only instead it says unable to load the vesa module

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    "vesa" is a generic driver and it should work with all cards.
    boot up in command line mode and open /usr/lib/xorg/drivers/modules folder. check if it has vesa.so and i810.so files.
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    no, there was v4l_drv.la and v4l_drv.so

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    thats strange. there should be bunch of drivers in that folder.
    open terminal and execute this
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    su
    cd /
    find -iname *vesa*
    does it find vesa driver?
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    I dont know I never tried it. I just installed FC6 over Mandriva so I'm good. There were other problems that I was having with it too so I just decided to get Fedora instead (I like it a lot better). Thank you for your help though I appreciate it!

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