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  1. #1

    no screens found error

    i just installed slax 12 on my averatec laptop and congifured X. however when i startx i get an error: "no screens found". ive tried nearly every combination of resolutions and i seem to have gotten nowhere. any help is welcome, thanx.

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    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux
    Welcome to the forums!

    Take a look at the Xorg FAQ for possible causes of "no screens found":

    X.Org Wiki - FAQErrorMessages

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    ha ha ha ! sorry not laughing at you smit. i just joined this forum seeking an answer to the same question since other forums have been equally mute. looks like we're on our own.

    i have an old dell laptop with an intel graphics chipset.
    typing startx or X at the command line gets the
    (EE) VESA(0): No matching modes
    (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration
    i got some brief joy when i did:
    X -configure
    you have done this ?
    for me suddenly X tries to launch but then hangs until i turn the machine off and start again (not even able to switch between terminals)
    a hint may lie in the following lines which -configure writes to standard out after it has finished writing the new config file which almost works:
    (EE) Failed to load /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/
    (EE) Failed to load module "apm" (Loader failed, 7)
    any ideas ?


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    Linux Engineer aliov's Avatar
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    Dec 2006
    post your xorg.conf file and tell me wish intel vga you have .

    make sure that you have the in that directory.

    Linux is not only an operating system, it's a philosophy.

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    hi and thanks but i have solved the problem. there were two examples of the intel drivers in usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/ one of which was corrupted. much relief and a working KDE. it just took a while. thanks again

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