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    Default Fatal server error: no screens found

    Was wondering if anyone could provide me with some assistance on the following problem I am having?

    I was connecting an external monitor to my backtrack box (eeepc) and when the external display did not appear, I changed the KDE graphics settings to cater for an external screen (I selected some option about cloning the screen). In the process I think the resolution re-jigged itself aswell.

    As a result, I am unable to boot into x11 now -- even with an external monitor attached. Upon typing startx I am receiving the following:

    Fatal server error:
    no screens found
    giving up

    If anyone could throw me some ideas in relation to this it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    This is easy as hell ma'boy.


    When grub menu appears, select recovery mode, then select fix xserver (that last option that says fix)

    And you're done !

    Note: ignore the "you might loose some configuration" i did it and havent got any problems.
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    Thanks athacks!

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    No problem, anything else, Ill be glad to help out . . .
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    For everyone's information, this also works:

    sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

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    My method works the same, and for people that havent made the root pswrd, but thanks for the reply, it helps out too !
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    Alienware M17x - Intel Core 2 Quad Extreme QX9300
    Dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 280M GPUs
    8GB DDR3-1333 RAM
    Dual 500GB
    :cool:
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