Re: RedHat8/S3 Trio: X won't start "no screens found"
From: lobotomy (andy_nospam_at_floodle.org)
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 23:23:32 GMT
In <40CF0E23.D87D9E28@me.freeserve.co.uk>, Allan Gould wrote:
> Xpost to .setup & .hardware
> As a first foray into installing Linux, I've tried to install RedHat8 on
> old machine. The install seems to go fine (using the X interface), but
> the X server won't seem to start. Running xstart comes up with "no
> screens found". At the beginning of the install when it probes, it finds
> the card, but below that, it says "Probing for monitor type: unable to
> probe". I wondered if it was the (old) monitor (Dell V1728E), so put a
> newer monitor on which did yield a result to the probe, but still wouldn't
> run the X server after installing. I think it's the card:
> S3 Trio64 V2/DX (86C775)
> Had a trawl through google which suggests the video card may be the
> problem, but nothing I've found has yielded a result. On the install,
> I've tried various arguments (as suggested by various postings) to no
Your video card should be supported by the X server in RedHat 8 (XFree86
4.2 or 4.2.1 I think). Try to see if you can configure your monitor
manually; it should ask you for some horizontal and vertical sync ranges,
which you can find for in your monitor's manual or from the manufacturer's
web page, if the installer does not have a list of monitors to choose from.
The "no screens found" error can result when any number of devices are not
configured in the XF86Config file, such as pointing devices, as well as
the video card and monitor. If you cannot get anything else to work you
might post your copy of /etc/XF86Config-4 and the startup log
(/var/log/XFree86.0.log) to give a better idea of what is going wrong.
If you want to try a newer distribution, Fedora Core would be the logical
choice -- it is the community-supported successor to the old consumer Red
Hat distributions, which are not supported anymore.
-- Not to have been a dupe, that will have been my best possesion, my best deed, to have been a dupe, wishing I wasn't, thinking I wasn't, knowing I was, not being a dupe of not being a dupe. --Samuel Beckett, The Unnamable