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    Question Error message on startx (installing to HDD )

    Hey everyone, how are things?
    I am getting an error message after I type startx. Anyone seen this one before:
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    Parse error on line 46 of section Monitor in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    "AD" is not a valid keyword in this section
    (EE)Problem parsin the config file
    (EE)Error parsing the config file
    Fatal server error
    no screen found
    giving up
    xinit:Connection reset by peer (errno:104):unable to connect to X server
    xinit: No such process(errno 3):Server error
    ------------------------------.
    Works great in VMWare.Funny is cause I have BT2 installed on another harddrive (pulled out of an old PC) and it does the same thing.
    Any help is appreciated!

    Thanks!

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    Have you edited your xorg.conf file in any way? If so please post the whole configuration file so that we can have a look at it.
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    Post Re:

    Unfortunately, I did not!
    I've looked at the solution for other problems with the startx among these forums, but to no use!
    My video card is : Stealth III S540 AGP 32 MB, just in case anyone needs to know!

    Thanks again!

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    your video card is not supported currently.

    I am going to Assume you are wanting to log on with persistant changes...

    Can you log into the VESA KDE menu (not persstant changes?) and does it load to the back track screen?

    The easiest option is below, will give you 800x600 screen res, if u want true video you will need to source a lynux version of your video driver, and compile it with BT3 kernel

    Easy solution:
    Edit the syslinux.cfg file, and add the line to the menu list, I placed mine at top.

    Code:
    LABEL pchanges_YourCompuerName
    MENU LABEL BT3 YourCompuerName Persistent
    KERNEL /boot/vmlinuz
    APPEND vga=785 initrd=/boot/initrd.gz ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw changes=/dev/YOURHDD/
    Make sure you have a changes folder in your changes partition.


    Copy the following into your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, replacing whatever is there already

    Code:
    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Module section -- this section is used to specify
    # which dynamically loadable modules to load.
    # ************************************************** ********************
    #
    Section "Module"
    
    # This loads the DBE extension module.
    
    Load "dbe" # Double buffer extension
    
    # This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
    # initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
    SubSection "extmod"
    Option "omit xfree86-dga" # don't initialise the DGA extension
    EndSubSection
    
    # This loads the font modules
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    #Load "speedo"
    
    # This loads the GLX module
    Load "glx"
    
    # Other needed modules
    # Load "dri"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "synaptics"
    
    EndSection
    
    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Files section. This allows default font and rgb paths to be set
    # ************************************************** ********************
    
    Section "Files"
    
    # The location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
    # file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
    # no need to change the default.
    
    RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
    
    # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (which are concatenated together),
    # as well as specifying multiple comma-separated entries in one FontPath
    # command (or a combination of both methods)
    #
    # If you don't have a floating point coprocessor and emacs, Mosaic or other
    # programs take long to start up, try moving the Type1 and Speedo directory
    # to the end of this list (or comment them out).
    #
    
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/"
    
    # ModulePath can be used to set a search path for the X server modules.
    # The default path is shown here.
    
    # ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
    
    EndSection
    
    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Server flags section.
    # ************************************************** ********************
    
    Section "ServerFlags"
    
    EndSection
    
    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Input devices
    # ************************************************** ********************
    
    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Core keyboard's InputDevice section
    # ************************************************** ********************
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    
    Identifier "Keyboard1"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "CoreKeyboard"
    Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    # Modify for your keyboard layout here
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option "XkbVariant" ""
    
    EndSection
    
    
    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Core Pointer's InputDevice section
    # ************************************************** ********************
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    
    # Identifier and driver
    
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option "Buttons" "3"
    
    # On platforms where PnP mouse detection is supported the following
    # protocol setting can be used when using a newer PnP mouse:
    
    # Option "Protocol" "Auto"
    
    # The available mouse protocols types that you can set below are:
    # Auto BusMouse GlidePoint GlidePointPS/2 IntelliMouse IMPS/2
    # Logitech Microsoft MMHitTab MMSeries Mouseman MouseManPlusPS/2
    # MouseSystems NetMousePS/2 NetScrollPS/2 OSMouse PS/2 SysMouse
    # ThinkingMouse ThinkingMousePS/2 Xqueue
    Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    
    # The mouse device. The device is normally set to /dev/mouse,
    # which is usually a symbolic link to the real device.
    
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    
    # Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice
    # Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)
    
    # Option "Emulate3Buttons"
    # Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"
    
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "synaptics"
    Driver "synaptics"
    Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
    Option "LeftEdge" "1400"
    Option "RightEdge" "5900"
    Option "TopEdge" "1400"
    Option "BottomEdge" "4500"
    Option "PalmDetect" "0"
    Option "SHMConfig" "true"
    Option "SendCoreEvents" "yes"
    Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
    Option "VertScrollDelta" "155"
    Option "RBCornerButton" "0"
    Option "RTCornerButton" "0"
    Option "TapButton2" "0"
    Option "MinSpeed" "0.095"
    Option "MaxSpeed" "0.38"
    Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "1"
    Option "VertEdgeScroll" "0"
    Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "0"
    EndSection
    
    
    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Monitor section
    # ************************************************** ********************
    
    # Any number of monitor sections may be present
    
    Section "Monitor"
    
    Identifier "My Monitor"
    HorizSync 31.5 - 150.0
    VertRefresh 75-85
    
    EndSection
    
    
    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Graphics device section
    # ************************************************** ********************
    
    # Any number of graphics device sections may be present
    
    Section "Device"
    Identifier "VESA Framebuffer"
    Driver "vesa"
    #VideoRam 4096
    # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
    EndSection
    
    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Screen sections
    # ************************************************** ********************
    
    # Any number of screen sections may be present. Each describes
    # the configuration of a single screen. A single specific screen section
    # may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
    # option.
    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen 1"
    Device "VESA Framebuffer"
    Monitor "My Monitor"
    
    # If your card can handle it, a higher default color depth (like 24 or 32)
    # is highly recommended.
    
    # DefaultDepth 8
    # DefaultDepth 16
    DefaultDepth 24
    # DefaultDepth 32
    
    # "1024x768" is also a conservative usable default resolution. If you
    # have a better monitor, feel free to try resolutions such as
    # "1152x864", "1280x1024", "1600x1200", and "1800x1400" (or whatever your
    # card/monitor can produce)
    
    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 32
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    
    EndSection
    
    # ************************************************** ********************
    # ServerLayout sections.
    # ************************************************** ********************
    
    # Any number of ServerLayout sections may be present. Each describes
    # the way multiple screens are organised. A specific ServerLayout
    # section may be specified from the X server command line with the
    # "-layout" option. In the absence of this, the first section is used.
    # When now ServerLayout section is present, the first Screen section
    # is used alone.
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    
    # The Identifier line must be present
    Identifier "Simple Layout"
    
    # Each Screen line specifies a Screen section name, and optionally
    # the relative position of other screens. The four names after
    # primary screen name are the screens to the top, bottom, left and right
    # of the primary screen. In this example, screen 2 is located to the
    # right of screen 1.
    
    Screen "Screen 1"
    
    # Each InputDevice line specifies an InputDevice section name and
    # optionally some options to specify the way the device is to be
    # used. Those options include "CorePointer", "CoreKeyboard" and
    # "SendCoreEvents".
    
    InputDevice "Mouse1"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1"
    InputDevice "synaptics"
    
    EndSection

    Save, reboot.

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    Sweet! I will give that a try!
    Really thankful for taking the time to post all that!
    Cheers!

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