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Re: fatal server error - no screens found

Postby A-dog » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:01 pm

I am also a newbee, and I just had that problem on my first install.
When you load the cd and it gets to the cli to login go to root [su]
then type ee /etc/X11/xorg.conf
go down to where the driver is identified and change it to "vesa"
press esc, press a, press a
type in exit to go back to user
type startx

it should load for you now.
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Re: fatal server error - no screens found

Postby ericbsd » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:08 pm

This is a common thing with ATI Drivers, it should be solve for 4.0.
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Re: fatal server error - no screens found

Postby A-dog » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:18 pm

ericbsd wrote:This is a common thing with ATI Drivers, it should be solve for 4.0.


I use nvidia and it happened on my machine
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Re: fatal server error - no screens found

Postby ericbsd » Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:03 pm

A-dog what is the version amd64 or i386?
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Re: fatal server error - no screens found

Postby A-dog » Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:36 pm

I'm using amd64. I have an intel I5 proc. and uefi board.
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Re: fatal server error - no screens found

Postby ericbsd » Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:47 pm

OK you have recent Nvidia card in your machine I guess. I have purchase an newer card to help develop a better support for newer Nvidia card.
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Re: fatal server error - no screens found

Postby A-dog » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:17 am

I just compiled my first BSD kernel and not only changed lpt to gen but noticed that vesa is compiled into the kernel. That should explain why I had to go to the vesa driver to bring up X.
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Re: fatal server error - no screens found

Postby paolo » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:23 pm

A-dog wrote:I am also a newbee, and I just had that problem on my first install.
When you load the cd and it gets to the cli to login go to root [su]
then type ee /etc/X11/xorg.conf
go down to where the driver is identified and change it to "vesa"
press esc, press a, press a
type in exit to go back to user
type startx

it should load for you now.


Many thanks A-dog :) :idea:
Your istruction works well on my laptop HP Compaq Nx 6310
Now I'm installing GhostBSD 3.5 Mate :D

Don't work on the old laptop Acer 1355LM because of the Unichrome Via videocard (too exotic hardware also for some linux distro :lol: )

@Eric:
Is possible to write this istruction in the Wiki pages ?
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Re: fatal server error - no screens found

Postby ericbsd » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:02 pm

paolo yes, it is possible for you to add that on the wiki, the wiki is for the community the same way that the forum is for all of you. I can't maintain the wiki by my self and I know that the handbook is outdated, but time is not in my favor more time I put on the wiki less time I have to work on GhostBSD feature. ArchWiki is the best example for community Wiki, the Arch Wiki is maintain by the community for the community, also the Arch Wiki a list of very good list of info. Anyone can go to http://wiki.ghostbsd.org and create an account and write how to's, FAQ, update the handbook.
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Re: fatal server error - no screens found

Postby paolo » Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:37 pm

@Eric:
I have created the page in the wiki, feel free to edit because english is not my mothertongue ;)

http://wiki.ghostbsd.org/index.php?titl ... n_found%22
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