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Old 01-14-12, 10:17 AM   #1
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Default Dell XPS-17 702 GT 550M initial configuration error "No Screen Found"


need xorg.conf file for two monitors, now I get no video and error, no screens found.
replacing or deleting the original /etc/X11/xorg.conf gets X to start but no support for external monitor via HDMI.
I have commented my xorg.conf file to help others.

Please review my attached debug file and comment on what is needed.

Scientific Linux 6.1, kernel updated to from for
Intel Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030 and Bluetooth 3.0 support.
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 550M 1GB graphics with Optimus and TV Tuner and onboard Intel Video

I wish to use TwinView to be able to get the external monitor to work.
External video ports on this are HDMI and there is a VGA dongle.
I hear that the HDMI only connects to the NVIDIA.
I do not yet know where the vga dongle connects to nor have one.

This kernel has nouveau drivers but I have loaded the nvidia driver.

I just read the stick that says I should try to use native support, so what just remove the nvidia package and the blacklisting I have added? I will still need a working xorg.conf

Thanks for the help everyone, I have added comments to my xorg.conf that will hopefully help the next person.

Fatal server error:
no screens found
Attached Files
File Type: log nvidia-bug-report-sm.log (141.7 KB, 37 views)
File Type: txt xorg.conf.dual.txt (1.9 KB, 86 views)

Last edited by garbageman; 01-14-12 at 06:44 PM. Reason: add err msg
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