My advisor asked me to wipe one of the old dell Optiplex GX 260 machines for a new student rotating into the lab. I made a brand new LXDE CD and tried installing. It kept giving me an X-server could not start. I then pulled the video card out and connected it through the on board vga and that seemed to work fine. However, now that pclos is installed, I need to get it working with the card. I've done all the system updates (under VGA) but still the same problem.
When the computer starts up the x-org error file says (showing only the relevant bit as I can't copy and paste):
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to allocate/map the primary surface!
Fatal server screen error:
AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0.
Further the detailed error log (again showing the relevant bit) says:
NVIDIA(0): Virtual Screen size determined to be 1280x1024
NVIDIA(0): Unable to get display device CRT-0's EDID; cannot compute from CRT-0's EDID.
NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (75,75); computed from buil in default
-> Depth 24 pixmap format is 32 bpp
NVIDIA(0): Initialized GART
NVIDIA(0): Failed to allocate/map the primary surface
I think the problem is coming in when it says the screen size is 1280x1024. That is incorrect. The screen size should be 1024x768...
Thank you for your help!