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Thread: Configure X Windows in Mandrake 9.1

  1. #1
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    Configure X Windows in Mandrake 9.1

    I just went over to the local college and had Linux Mandrake 9.1 burned to disk for me, and installation went flawlessly except for one issue. When I got to the part where I had to configure Xwindows, it did not detect my video card properly, so I chose the proper video card driver for my system. But when I did a "Test" to see if it would recognize, it did not. So I tried every driver for my manufacturer (S3) but no driver is functional. I just gave up, and did not configure Xwindows. Everything else is configured properly, but Xwindows will not start.

    When I issue the command "startx", Xwindows attempts to start, but all that displays is a black screen for about 15 seconds. After returning to the command prompt, I viewed the dump message, and I noticed the following error: "No Display Present". How do I resolve this issue? Is there a command to configure X windows from the command prompt? My video card is a S3 Trio 64 v2/DX.
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    Senior Member IKnowNot's Avatar
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    " XFdrake "

    from Starter Guide Mandrake Linux 9.0

    Configuring X From the Console

    If you have managed to break your X configuration somehow and cannot enter X anymore, you can use
    xfdrake from the console to re-configure X . Simply, use the su command to become root and type XFdrake.
    Using xfdrake is no different than from the graphical environment except that you might not have a mouse
    pointer and nice icons. To move down have to press on the right or down arrow keys on your keyboard; to
    move up you have to press on the left or up keys on your keyboard. You can also use the Tab key to move
    among the different options/buttons. The text on the currently selected button/option will be highlighted
    with a different color; press the Enter key to activate it.
    Please refer to Controlling the Graphical Configuration, page 84 for instructions on its usage.
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    Logged in as root and typed #xf86config (press enter and so on..) and then try to set up to your video card S3 Trio or try using S3 GENERIC, save it and reboot.
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  4. #4
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    Apr 2003
    OK! When at console. You try use command "drakxconf"

    root@localhost#: drakxconf

    To config for your graphic card. Mandrake has support your graphic card: S3 Trio 64 v2/DX

    Good Luck

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