Re: Proble - XFree86 4.2 and ATI 3D Rage LT Pro
Another respondent suggested I run XFree86 -configure to get a starting
config file. I did, and it worked - although low res and distorted. I
then restored my original guess at synch rates, and got my original
symptons, which confirms your suggestion that my problem is related
to sync rates. I have a Compaq Presario MV500 monitor, and have no
timing data. The Compaq web page offers no data, either. Can anyone
On Fri, 24 May 2002, ben wrote:
> On Friday 24 May 2002 06:35 pm, Russ Cook wrote:
> > I have a Compaq Presario that I'm promoting from my kid's
> > windows machine to my Linux machine (he got a new, faster machine).
> > I tried installing the Debian X packages for version 4.1, but
> > could not get it to run. I'm using a 3D Rage LT Pro.
> > The sympton is that when I run startx, the screen goes black.
> > It doesn't fault out and return to text mode - it just remains
> > black. I've identified the window manager to use, and have tried
> > changing the window manager. I've attached the XFree86 log file.
> > I have XWindows successfully running on another machine, with
> > a different video card.
> if you can crash the x-server with ctrl-alt-backspace, then it sounds like
> the hsync and vsync modes for the monitor are wrong. if you read through the
> log, it should explain what it can and can't do in terms of resolution.
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