Xwindows isn't working - Fatal Service Error: no screen found
Date: 30 Jan 2005 11:42:53 -0800
I installed Debian Linux on an old Gateway G6-300Mhz multimedia
computer. I have a ATI Radeon (R100 QD) 7200 video card. Everything
was going great until I typed startx to start Xwindows (I installed
KDE). Then, I got the following errors:
(EE) Screen(s) found but none have a usable configuration.
Fatal Service Error: no screen found
X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown)
I was advised on irc to check out the file that had the errors and
found the following:
(WW) ***/cyrillic doest exist entry deleted
(WW) Cannot open APM
(EE) Fatal Service Error: no screen found
The (EE) error comes up after all of the ATI Radeon QD drivers install
and uninstall, so I don't think this is the problem. (The IRC guys
told me to check out ATI's website, but it was not help)
Some older Usenet posts suggest that I should change my monitor
resolution to fix the problem.
The Monitor is a 15-inch diagonal (13.9-inch viewable) flat square
tube, antistatic, 90° deflection, 0.28-mm dot pitch CRT 1,280 × 1,024
maximum resolution. The resolutions are:
Horizontal: 30 to 69 kHz
Vertical: 50 to 110 Hz
I set these ranges during install, but it didn't work.
So, how do I reconfigure these resolutions to something that would
work? I am a total NoOb so I need specific directions.
If this reconfiguration doesn't work, then what should I do?
Please post and email the answer, if possible, to
(If it helps, I've used the live CD "Puppy linux" on the computer
and it installs the R100 QD 7200 driver. Of note, Knoppix live CD
doesn't seem to be able to run on it before, and neither does Puppy
Thanks in advance