X don't start

Forum: X and Fluxbox
Topic: X don't start
started by: alex.franci

Posted by alex.franci on Oct. 07 2005,18:52
I have an old computer. That's it: < http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf....ble=no& >
. I can acces to the command line with the command "dsl 2", but when I try to start the X server, the computer stops and don't go forward. I tried to change the video driver, to disable the apm, but i had no succes.
Is there anybody who can help me?
Thank you

Posted by JO+ on Oct. 07 2005,22:29
Hi Alex,

could you - in console mode directly after boot - type in:
  dmesg | less
this should list the kernel messages during boot. Look for messages on video cards or video modes. Maybe this gives us a hint about the driver used or missing and what's going wrong with your video card. And hopefully someone in this forum will know the right answer.


Posted by alex.franci on Oct. 10 2005,15:58
Thank you so much to have replied. I tried these command, and below there are the results:


* lspci | grep VGA:
VGA compatible controller: silicon integrated systems [sys] 5597/5598/6326 vga (rev 68)

* dmsesg |grep vga:
kernel command line: ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791 initdrd=minirt24.gz nomge noapic quiet BOOT_image knoppix BOOT_image=liux24 2

* dmesg |grep VGA:
fb0:VESA VGA frame buffer device

dmesg |grep fb0:
fb0:VESA VGA frame buffer device

* dmesg |grep VESA:
fb0:VESA VGA frame buffer device

* dmesg |grep vesa:
vesafb: frame buffer at0x8000000, mapped to 0xc480d000, size 3072k
vesafb: mode is 1024x768x16, line length=2048, pages=1
vesafb: protected mode interface info at c83c: 000c
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
vesafb: directcolor: size=0:5:6:5, shift=0:11:5:0


Thank you so much for the support

Posted by cbagger01 on Oct. 11 2005,17:50

dsl vga=normal xsetup


Try some various XVesa display resolutions and see if one will work for you.

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