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Hey, I am a total Noob to Linux. I have only used Windows and Mac OS X. I am trying to use Fedora Core 6 on my laptop. I installed ...
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    Fedora Core 6 Help Needed


    Hey,
    I am a total Noob to Linux. I have only used Windows and Mac OS X.
    I am trying to use Fedora Core 6 on my laptop. I installed the cds onto my system and I tried to start the GUI, I guess, by logging in as the root user and I typed startx after which I got this:

    X Windows System Version 7.1.1
    Release Date: 12 May 2006
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 7.1.1
    Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.9-3.ELsmp i686 Red Hat, Inc.
    Current Operating System: Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.18-1.2798.fcr #1 SMP M on Oct 16 14:54:20 EDT 2006 i686
    Build Date: 04 October 2006
    Build Id: xorg-x11-server 1.1.1-47.fc6
    Before Reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
    to make sure that have the latest version
    Module Loader Present
    Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting, (++) from commanf line, (!!) notice, (II) informational, (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (==) Log File: "/var/log/Xog.o.log", Time: Tues Jan 30 22:31:36 2007
    (==) Using Config File: "etc/X11/xorg.conf"

    (EE) VIA(0): No Valid Modes Found
    (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

    Fatal Server Error:
    no screens found
    XI0: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server "0:0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.



    What do I do? Please Help, Thanks.
    -Rob

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    hi Meaqde87

    Welcome to the LinuxForums.

    execute this
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    system-config-display
    configure display settings and resolutions ( Modes ). in case your Monitor is not listed in Monitors List, select 'Generic'. execute 'startx' now.







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    I tried this and recieved:

    [root@localhost ~]# system-config-display
    Couldn't Start X Server on card 0
    Couldn't Start X Server with old config, trying with fresh configuration
    Couldn't Start X Server on Card 0
    Error, failed to start X server.

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    execute this
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    less /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    post the Section "Device" 'video card', Monitor and Screen here.






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    [root@localhost ~]# /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    -bash: /etc/X11/xorg.conf: Permission Denied

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    prefix 'less'
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    less /etc/X11/xorg.conf







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    Ok I am confused as what to do now, this is what I see:

    # Xorg configuration created by pyxf86config

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
    Input Device "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    Input Device "Synaptics" "CorePointer"

    End Section

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard 0"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "XkbdModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbdLayout" "us"
    End Section

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Synaptics"
    Driver "Synaptics"
    Option "Device" "dev/input/mice"
    Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
    End Section

    /etc/X11/xorg.conf

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    is it a complete file? press up down keys to scroll. there should be Screen and Video Driver section.







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    Oh yes it continues with:

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Videocard0"
    Driver "via"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier 'Screen0"
    Device "Videocard0"
    Default Depth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    What should I do next?

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    isn't there Section Monitor in file??
    execute this
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    nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    add Modes in the file.
    Code:
    Section "Screen"
    Identifier 'Screen0"
    Device "Videocard0"
    Default Depth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection
    save file and execute 'startx'. in case startx throws errors, execute 'system-config-display' again. configure display and execute 'startx' after that.







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