How to resolve the "fatal server error: no screen found"

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How to resolve the "fatal server error: no screen found"

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Problem

Solution

The solution (written by the user A-dog of the GhostBSD forums)forums: topic [Solved] Fatal server error - no screens found was successfully working on a HP Compaq NX 6310 (laptop of Paolo).

becoming root

Load the cd/dvd and get to the cli to login.

To becoming root by typing

su

. Of course you have to use the passphrase for your root-account.

editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf

To edit a file we need an editor. In this example we will use ee, which is installed by default.

Open the file with the editor ee by typing

ee /etc/X11/xorg.conf

.

Go down to where the driver is identified. This section of the file begins with

Section "Device"

.

There you can change the driver to vesa by having

        Driver      "vesa"

in your file.

For leaving ee and saving the file xorg.conf,

  • press the key esc,
  • press the key a and then
  • press the key a

.

leaving root

End the session as root, type

exit

and you are back as the formal user.

starting x

Initialize the X session by typing

startx

.

Now you need to wait until the X server load for you.

Additional info for the solution

On a Acer Aspire One 532 (GMA 3150) you had to add the line 'Modes' to the /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Section "Screen"
SubSection "Display"
	Depth	24
	Modes	"1024x600" "800x600"
EndSubSection 

.

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