cannot start xserver

cannot start xserver

Postby kaykav on Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:13 pm

Hi
Graphics problem: Running linux 13. Two weeks ago I booted and got my usual bios startup but with pairs of vertical lines. So I bought a new video card,a little more performance
and DVI not AVG. The lines went away. All the time I lost my graphics,even before I replaced the card. The Xserver could not see any screens. I have a cd-rom with the new drivers but can't get to use it. I've been looking for a solution to no avail. What can I do to get the server or GUI back. Even a cd with Linux13 (to reinstall) does no-good;no graphics' I do have a console,but now what? Thank you
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Re: cannot start xserver

Postby catweazel on Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:53 pm

If your CPU is an Intel and supports it has Intel graphics built in, disbale the onboard video in your machine's BIOS.
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Re: cannot start xserver

Postby kaykav on Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:37 pm

Ok Went to bios. Gave me 3 chioces. PCI ; PCI-E ; Onboard. Onboard didn't work (Black screen) . Had to remove cmos batt to reset. PCI doesn't work either. Problem still exists.
If I put a new hard-drive in, would that get me some graphics?
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