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Old 30th October 2008
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Originally Posted by tamtam View Post
So after installation I promptly got to the login, logged in as root. First of all lets get graphical. pushed out the startx command and in a blink of an eye, nothing.
First, never, ever, ever, ever run X as root. In this case, where you were just testing things to get them up and running, it's okay. Just remember to always use a normal user account to start X after it's working.

Important part of Xorg.0.log
(==) Log File: "/var/log/", Time date and time here
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
Parse error on line 378 of section Device in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf
     "ATI" is not a valid keyword in this section.
(EE) Problem parsing the config file
(EE) Error parsing the config file

Fatal server error:
No Screens Found
When I open xorg.conf in /etc/X11 it only contains 141 lines. Obviously I am missing something here. The only reference to "ATI" I can find in xorg.conf is in the VendorName under the Identfier "card0".
Well, what's on line 378, and the few lines above that? Open /etc/X11/xorg.conf in ee, and it will show line numbers in the header.

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