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Dear friends, I have installed ScientificLinux 5.0 . When I run startx to switch to graphical mode, the following error appears and it doesn't switch: Fatal server error: no screens ...
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    Fail to run startx


    Dear friends,
    I have installed ScientificLinux 5.0 .
    When I run startx to switch to graphical mode, the following error appears and it doesn't switch:

    Fatal server error:
    no screens found
    XIO: Fatal IOnerror 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
    after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

    Also, I copy errors and warnings of the Xorg.0 at the end of message.
    I appreciate you to help me.
    By the way, I'm a new user on linux and start to learn it.
    My notebook specifications:
    Dell 1558,
    CPU: 2.27 core i5
    RAM: 4 G
    HDD: 400 G
    VGA: ATI 512 M


    Regards,
    Hooshang.



    X Window System Version 7.1.1
    Release Date: 12 May 2006
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 7.1.1
    Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.18-8.1.1.el5xen i686 Red Hat, Inc.
    Current Operating System: Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.18-8.1.3.el5 #1 SMP Mon Apr 30 14:15:37 EDT 2007 i686
    Build Date: 03 April 2007
    Build ID: xorg-x11-server 1.1.1-48.13.0.1.el5
    Before reporting problems, check wiki.x.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/Xorg.0.log", Time: Tue Jul 13 02:47:00 2010
    (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
    (==) ServerLayout "Default Layout"
    (**) |-->Screen "Screen0" (0)
    (**) | |-->Monitor "<default monitor>"
    (**) | |-->Device "Videocard0"
    (WW) No monitor specified for screen "Screen0".
    Using a default monitor configuration.
    (**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard0"
    (**) |-->Input Device "Synaptics"
    (II) No default mouse found, adding one
    (**) |-->Input Device "<default pointer>"
    (WW) No FontPath specified. Using compiled-in default.
    .
    .
    .
    (II) VESA(0): Total Memory: 256 64KB banks (16384kB)
    (II) VESA(0): <default monitor>: Using hsync value of 46.79 kHz
    (II) VESA(0): <default monitor>: Using vrefresh value of 59.91 Hz
    (WW) VESA(0): Unable to estimate virtual size
    (II) VESA(0): Not using built-in mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
    (II) VESA(0): Not using built-in mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
    (II) VESA(0): Not using built-in mode "640x480" (hsync out of range)
    (II) VESA(0): Not using built-in mode "720x400" (hsync out of range)
    (II) VESA(0): Not using built-in mode "640x350" (hsync out of range)
    (II) VESA(0): Not using built-in mode "512x384" (hsync out of range)
    (II) VESA(0): Not using built-in mode "320x240" (hsync out of range)
    (II) VESA(0): Not using built-in mode "320x200" (hsync out of range)
    (EE) VESA(0): No valid modes
    (II) UnloadModule: "vesa"
    (II) UnloadModule: "ddc"
    (II) Unloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libddc.so
    (II) UnloadModule: "int10"
    (II) Unloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libint10.so
    (II) UnloadModule: "vbe"
    (II) Unloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libvbe.so
    (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

    Fatal server error:
    no screens found[/COLOR]

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    All I can think of is that something was configured wrong in your xorg file. Hopefully something that can easily be fixed by typeing:

    Code:
    dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    into the command line when you are logged in as root.
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