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Old 27th November 2008, 08:17 AM
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F10: Getting "no screens found" on startx

I've get a brand new box here just for F10. The motherboard is an Asus P5N-EM HDMI whcih has a NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / nForce 630i chipset on board. After a fresh install I do a startx and get a screen full of messages ending in "no screens found"

(EE) unable to locate/open config file
New driver is "nv"
(==) Usinf default built-in configuration (30 lines)
(EE) open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found
giving up.
xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.

Help if you can! Thanks!
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Old 27th November 2008, 09:33 PM
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F10 and F9 are totally new to me. They don;t even have an xorg.config unless you make one.

Maybe is you set a switch at boot to use the vesa driver?
see this thread
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=205116

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Old 28th November 2008, 12:30 AM
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Thanks for the help.

Where are you saying I should put in the 'xdriver=vesa'?

I did s full reinstall and added that in on the install options (I forget exactly what the screen is called) and have the same result.

Anyway, after the install is completed I get the same result when I type in startx. No screens found, just like before.
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Old 29th November 2008, 03:12 AM
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Now I tried doing this across the network using an xserver on a Windows workstation and I get the same exact error (no screens found) so I am pretty sure this is not a local hardware problem but a software problem, instead.

I've run yum and updated everything that needed updating on the system--still, no screens found.

Can you think of anything else I can try to get a graphical environment going?
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Old 29th November 2008, 03:49 AM
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Do a search around the forums, including the stickys listed on the main page, about NVidia cards. I'm not running Fedora on a machine with NVidia, so haven't been paying attention, but those might be of help.

Ah, here it is.

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=204752


If none of that works

2 other possibilities.

You can, in the terminal, become root. (Use su - with the space and dash at the end)
Then run
X -configure

Stuff will happen, then they'll give you instructions to test it with X -config xorg.conf.new (or something similar, I haven't done this in awhile, but they will give you the command to run to test the configuration. It might not show a mouse, but that's sometimes not a problem.

If you do get X after doing that, you can put it into your /etc/X11 directory, renaming it to xorg.conf.

The other option if that one brings you no joy

yum install system-config-display

Once it's installed, run it with the command, oddly enough, of
system-config-display

That will, if things go well, create a working xorg.conf file for you.
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Old 4th December 2008, 03:22 AM
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Hey! that worked! Thanks.

One question. I get X up on the console, but I cannot redirect it to another PC. I used to do it by running an X emulator (hummingbird) on a Windows PC, then logging in via ssh (putty) and setting the DISPLAY env variable to IP address:0 (export DISPLAY=192.168.100.5:0). I am doing it via putty and I have X11 forwarding enabled.

So with all the set, I type startx into the putty window and I get X up on the console.
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Old 4th December 2008, 03:47 AM
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The only way I've ever done it is from Linux to Linux with ssh -Y (and having X forwarding enabled in sshd_config--I don't know if it's enabled or disabled by default in F10.)
I'm afraid I can't be of much help with that one.
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Old 4th December 2008, 11:46 PM
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Although I am getting X now I still don't think I have the right driver as I am only getting 800x600 as the highest resolution. So, now I have two questions ...

* How do I change to a higher resolution.

* How can I get X to display on a workstation running an X emulator (Hummingbird)

Thanks again.
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