Re: "No screens found"
Kent West wrote:
Alex Gulla wrote:
Hi my name is Alex and I'm trying to setup Debian 3.1. I have it all
setup and i have kde and kdm installed and i cant seem to get them
working. whenever i enter "kdm" into the prompt, the screen goes
completely black, then it just goes back to the prompt and nothing has
changed. When i type "startx" in the prompt, it goes through a whole
bunch of what looks to be starting up X but then all i see is "Error:
NO SCREENS FOUND". I'm trying to install Debian on a Dell Optiplex
GX400. My video card is an ATI Rage and im positivbe my monitor is
hooked up correctly because i can see text in the prompt. Any help
would be much appreciated.
If your ATI Rage is integrated rather than a separate card, I'd suspect
the Video RAM setting in the Dell's BIOS.
You could try the vesa driver which runs a wide range of cards, I believe.
# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
I had a similar problem with an nvidia card. It ran OK with the vesa
driver. I finally got got the nvidia driver working by adding some
configuration options to the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file. I found the
configuration information via nvidia's website. You might find something
similar on ATI's website or forums.