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Old 04-19-04, 02:14 PM   #1
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Default Fatal Server Error: No Screens Found

Hey all-

So I downloaded the most recent nVidia drivers for my GeForce 2 Ultra video card. When I edit the XF86Config-4 file to say

Driver "nvidia"

my computer won't boot into the XServer. It gets to the point at which it should load the environment, blacks out, flashes a few times, then winds up at the console screen - as if I had loaded up in failsafe The error here is:

Fatal Server Error:
No screens found.

Attached are my XF86Config and XF86Config-4 files.

Thanks for the help in advance!
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Old 04-19-04, 04:41 PM   #2
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Default Re: Fatal Server Error: No Screens Found

Add the below details to your XF86Config-4 file. The XF86Config file is far from complete and will not work as is. You should check the first ~10 or so lines of your /var/log/XFree86.0.log for which config file is in use.... it explicitly tells you which was used to launch the X server.

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 24
        Virtual 1600 1200
        Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" ## add more desired modes here ##
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