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Author Topic: X Server problems  (Read 1106 times)

izk

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X Server problems
« on: February 09, 2010, 10:11:35 pm »

I just installed VL 6 and finished the install all good till I got to the configuration for x server.
I chose auto thinking it would know exactly what I needed. (NOPE)
anyhow when I boot up it goes all the way to the progress bar and then when it finishes it says x server failed to load.
How do I get into x server again to reconfigure?? I tried CTRL+F2 and but anything I enter in the command line there dont work.
Also I dont have the option to boot into a text mode.
What do I do??
I am running an Athlon 1.3Ghz with 1Gb ram and an ATI radeon card.
Thanks in Advance,
Isaac
« Last Edit: February 09, 2010, 10:21:32 pm by izk »
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Re: X Server problems
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2010, 10:46:46 pm »

Here are some different ways you can get into tui mode

[urhttp://www.opensourcebistro.com/Tutorial/VL60/01.Installation/vxconf/vxconf.htm]Some vxconf examples for when you get there.[/url]

Hope that helps
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Re: X Server problems
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2010, 10:48:25 pm »

How do I get into x server again to reconfigure?? I tried CTRL+F2 and but anything I enter in the command line there dont work.

If you can get to a terminal prompt -- CNTRL + ALT + F2 (for example) you can then log in as root and type vasm for setup. "XWINDOW" should be the third choice in the Menu. If you want to change the default boot level, you can go to "SERVICE" (from the same vasm menu) and choose "BOOTSET."

Good luck.
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RonB
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Re: X Server problems
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2010, 10:51:15 pm »

Here are some different ways you can get into tui mode

[urhttp://www.opensourcebistro.com/Tutorial/VL60/01.Installation/vxconf/vxconf.htm]Some vxconf examples for when you get there.[/url]

Hope that helps

Of course he could also just use one of these OpenSourceBistro tutorials. :) I wondered if there was something there on this subject.
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Re: X Server problems
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2010, 11:57:30 pm »

Possibly, it's the ati radeon card. I use one and when configuring it with a driver, the safest bet is to use the vesa driver option.

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Re: X Server problems
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2010, 08:28:01 pm »

Possibly, it's the ati radeon card. I use one and when configuring it with a driver, the safest bet is to use the vesa driver option.

I have two computers with ATI graphics. Both of them work fine with the xorg radeon driver but not the proprietary ATI driver.  So I'd suggest trying either the xorg radeon driver or the xorg ati driver. I do get 3D with the xorg radeon driver. If neither xorg driver works, then go to vesa.

I should add that these ATI graphics are rather old. One is a Radeon 9200 card and the current proprietary driver does not support it. The other is a Radeon XPress 200 and is now four years old (gulp!). It's theoretically compatible with the proprietary ATI driver, but I'd have to build it myself because it doesn't work with the proprietary driver that comes with VL. It's not worth the bother to me, as the xorg radeon driver does everything I need.
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