trouble with xfree on dell inspiron

Florin Boariu florin at
Tue Jul 24 15:58:26 PDT 2001

See the actual error line:

Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration

I had the same problem on my ibook, and I found out that the X server was
looking for /dev/fb0, and I had /dev/fb/0 due to devfs. Setting the
FRAMEBUFFER environment variable didn't help. I patched the X sources (I
don't recall the exact file -- somewhere inside the framebuffer device),
but a simple

ln -s /dev/fb/0 /dev/fb0

should do it. That is, if you have the same problem... You're likely to
have the same problem if you installed devfs, unless you are running
devfsd with compatibility option turned on.


On Tue, 24 Jul 2001, DrJekyll wrote:

> Hi
> My problem: On my Dell Inspiron 8000 Professional with GeForce2Go I have
> compiled Xfree86-4.1.0 on my LFS3.0-pre4 without any errors, using the 2.4.6
> kernel. I downloaded the latest drivers provided on the nvidia homepage and
> installed them, without any errors. I changed the XF86Config-4 file like the
> nvidia homepage says, but when I am trying to start X he breaks with an
> error about that he is not able to initialize the nvdriver kernel module. I
> attached my XF86Config-4 file and the XFree86.0.log-file for you, so you can
> see the exact error message.
> Thank you
> Frank

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