RE: mu SETUP Xfree

From: Graham, John (
Date: Wed Apr 07 1999 - 16:05:58 CEST

Thanks for the tip, I think I've spotted the error, but I don't know how to
fix it. I believe I'm using a chips & technologies chipset (in a 586
chicony laptop with 8mb ram and 500M HD) and the startx.log file says
VGA16 chipset generic
VGA16 videoram: 256 (using 256k)
VGA16 clocks 28.46 28.32 28.48 28.31
VGA16 Maximum allowed dot-clock: 90:000 MHz
VGA16 There is no defined dot-clock matching mode "640x480"
VGA16 Removing mode "640x480" from list of valid modes.
VGA16 There is no mode definition named "800X600"

Fatal server error:
No valid modes found.

-----Original Message-----
From: Karl-Heinz Zimmer []
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 1999 3:01 PM
Subject: Re: mu SETUP Xfree

Am 06.04.1999, 20:55:18, schrieb John Graham:

> I just installed mulinux and I'm unable to start Xfree86.
> When I type startx I get the message "Starting Xfree86 V3.1,
> VGA16: 4-bit colour, Window Manager: fvwm95", the screen goes
> blank and it returns me to the command line.

Good evening John,

perhaps the following questions might help you:

1. did you have a look at the file /var/log/startx.log ?

2. are you sure that the old Xfree86 V3.1 supports your video card
   (e.g. Cirrus Logic CLGD5440 is not supported)

3. X-Window requires a working mouse: look at /var/log/startx.log to
   see if your mouse is configured properly.

Good luck and Hear from you tomorrow... :-))


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