newbie X config question

Michael Still mikal at
Wed May 15 16:30:22 EST 2002

On Wed, 15 May 2002, Michael Dunn wrote:

> I'm struggling to get X to function properly on my laptop (a cheapo


Laptop screens tend to only run with the exact mode line required. This is
because LCD screens can't sync to whatever you asked for like a normal

> > Fatal server error:
> > no screens found

This means you specified a mode line for the screen (probably), which
didn't meet it's physical characteristics, so it was disgarded. There was
therefore no screen to display on.

Your best bets are:
 - do a google search for your model laptop looking for someone's x
 - checkout the screen information coming out of x when it starts, and
make an educated guess
 - come to CLUG next week and bring the laptop...



Michael Still (mikal at     UMT+10hrs

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