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Thread: Dell 1505 "No Screens Found When Starting"

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    Exclamation Dell 1505 "No Screens Found When Starting"

    Hello I have a Dell Inpsiron 1505 (6400) And when i goto startx or flux I get this error. Also I'm using the usb and planned to duel boot.

    Ok Hardware I know

    Ati X1300
    Atheros AR5008 (AR4618) originally had a 1390 Broadcom but it would lose to many packets so I scraped it.
    Intel Pentium Duel Core 1.6Ghz-2 gig 577 MHz Ram

    Code:
    Fatal Server Error:
    no screens found
    giving up.
    xinit: Connection Reset by Peer (errno 104):   Unable to connect to X Server
    xinit: No Such process (errno 3):  Server error
    But any help would be nice I'm not Linux savvy but i can get around decently. But I'm About to head to the IRC and ask for help also if i get it figured out I will edit this post with the fix

    l8z
    Triggz Out

    Btw thanks for the awesome distro

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    which GPU you have? i had this problem when i tried to install debian etch... the cause was the kernel version.it CAN be that bt3 uses an too old kernel.

    try to open the xorg.config (in debian: /etc/init.d/X11/xorg.config" with nano editor and check which driver is used... normally "nv" should work, but this only worked with the new release of debian lenny...
    it could be that you have to install the newest nvdia drivers (if you use an nvidia card) and changed "nv" to nvidia and reboot the xserver. i will post my results on sunday... im using a nvidia geforce 8600

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    Ok Hardware I know

    Ati X1300
    Atheros AR5008 (AR4618) originally had a 1390 Broadcom but it would lose to many packets so I scraped it.
    Intel Pentium Duel Core 1.6Ghz-2 gig 577 MHz Ram


    Also i added this is my first post

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    I'm having the same problem with an Acer Aspire 1350:

    (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration

    Fatal server error:
    no screens found

    giving up

    Do post if you solve this problem - I have a feeling it is fairly minor but I have no idea how to fix it...

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    my assumption is an error in the xserver config. in about one hour the dl is ready and i can take a look on the config

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    Well I ended up having to boot up in VESA Mode and install the distro to my hdd and downloaded the ati driver

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    i can also confirm the bug when booting to (1) BT3 w/ KDE

    dell 6400 (aka 1505) w/ the ATI X1300 video card.

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    temp solution
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    booting to VESA mode, i think its option 4 or 5 or something, you will get in with a gui (and no un/pass strangely).
    But then it wont load ipw3945, but thats a diff post all together

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    Interestingly i get the same error on VESA mode. Xserver won't start.

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    What video card and what version you booting from?

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    yep, i am also having the same problem

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