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imipolex
post Feb 20 2003, 07:23 PM
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Hello. I have a laptop (toshiba portege 7000ct). I wanted to run linux on it but the darn thing has no floppy/no cdrom drive. So, I installed Mandrake 8.2 on a different laptop, then swapped out the hard disk in my portege with the HD bearing the fresh Mandrake install. It boots up and lets me log in but won't start x because monitor support is configured incorrectly. Is there a command line tool to force it to go through the whole config process again? Or do I have to edit all the config files by hand? Any help much appreciated.
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post Feb 20 2003, 07:54 PM
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you can use Xconfigurator to set up you screen and video card.
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post Feb 20 2003, 11:10 PM
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I don't think xconfigurator is installed--when I try to run it I get 'command not found' and there's no man page for it either. I did find xf86setup and ran it. I chose all generic vga options at lowest scan rates and resolutions just to be safe. However, the XF86Config file it produced doesn't work. When I run startx now I get the following errors:

dbe: Unknown error loading module
v41: Unknown error loading module

Config Error: /etc/X11/XF86Config

SubSection "extmod"

Module section keyword expected
XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
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post Feb 20 2003, 11:39 PM
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You need to know what video chip i in your computer and set it up right. Do a man page XF86Config would give you more info.
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post Feb 21 2003, 06:26 PM
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they changed the command to use for configuring devices
...not sure exactly what the name is for it....
for example...
in red hat ...the configure command is
redhat-xfree86-config

something like that.....

see if you can search for configuring you
video card on the mandrake site to locate the command
or even search the online docs for help...
should be there somewhere


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