X Server Problem

Fabio Massimo Di Nitto fabbione at fabbione.net
Sat Sep 18 16:02:24 UTC 2004

On Sat, 18 Sep 2004, Thom Sanders wrote:

> Hi All,
> really excited about trying out Ubuntu but have tried
> installing twice on my laptop and both times all looks
> OK but gdm says it's starting and all I get is a blank
> black screen, no cursor, nothing. Can't see obvious
> errors reported anywhere. The machine is a Dell
> Inspiron 5000 P3-600 192MB RAM ATI RAGE Mobility-P
> (Dell).
> The laptop has run various versions of SuSE, RedHat,
> Mandrake. Until yesterday it was happily running SuSE
> 9.1. Never had any issues with any distro.
> I've attached output of lspci -n and xresprobe ati.
> Also attaching /var/log/XFree86.0.log and
> /etc/X11/XF86Config-4. There's probably something
> obviously wrong with the XF86Config-4 but it's been
> quite some time since I've had to fiddle with X
> settings. Any help appreciated.
> Thom

hi Thom,
	i am looking at it now. Stay tuned because the next X version
will have a brand new update ati driver.


<user> fajita: step one
<fajita> Whatever the problem, step one is always to look in the error log.
<user> fajita: step two
<fajita> When in danger or in doubt, step two is to scream and shout.

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