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Author Topic: Cant load gui (xfce) just get fuzzy wierd fizzed up screen!  (Read 4692 times)

bodleytunes

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been through the vasm x configuration and tried loads of settings even the bare minimum ( 640x480 ) and 8bit color, but i just get a fizzy mess on my screen when using the startx command.

I just then have to reboot.

What is wrong!

My comp is a HP2200 p4 with some kind of ATI card AFAIK

Cheers!

Jon.
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bigpaws

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Re: Cant load gui (xfce) just get fuzzy wierd fizzed up screen!
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2007, 09:53:34 am »

When you used VASM did you try the vesa driver?

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bodleytunes

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Re: Cant load gui (xfce) just get fuzzy wierd fizzed up screen!
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2007, 09:59:50 am »

vesa driver  ? no i dont think i saw the option for that?  Do I have to manually edit xorg.conf to change it to VESA?

Ta,

Jon.
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bodleytunes

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Re: Cant load gui (xfce) just get fuzzy wierd fizzed up screen!
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2007, 10:02:31 am »

I just tried installing fluxbox, that just gets a black screen ?  no fuzzy stuff.
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Re: Cant load gui (xfce) just get fuzzy wierd fizzed up screen!
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2007, 09:31:11 pm »

vesa driver  ? no i dont think i saw the option for that?  Do I have to manually edit xorg.conf to change it to VESA?

Ta,

Jon.

Go into /etc/X11/xorg.conf (as root) and find the line Section "Device". Then find the line below that that says Driver "something". Replace that line with Driver "vesa".
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