Hello. Been with PClinux since 2002. I have been using 64bit test 5 and performed both an update this week and installed RC1 on another HD only to get local.host login after reboot.
Startx reports no screens found. 1. removed /etc/X11/xorg.conf Yes. XFdrake --auto (nothing).
2. removed xorg.conf (both times as root) and rebooted. Got KDE X screen but in letter box size. Before first reboot screen display and size was 1600X900 60htz, full screen.
After reboot and #2 display still says 1600X900 60htz but screen is stretched and two large black areas top and bottom. Took snap shots of before and after and only thing you can see are the icons get smaller in letter box version.
I am using a Nvidia FX 5200 with an Acer s200hl widescreen monitor in DVI. Tried to hold back Nvidia 173 to see if anything changed but it did not.
No one else seems to have a problem but me. Could be either video card or monitor but it has worked great with 64bit test3-5 now it does not. Checked synaptic and have no KDE 4.8.3 files in system.
Can any one point me in the right direction? Thanks.
Did just a check on the livecd and see there's a faulty/broken nvidia 173 (173.14.36-1.pclos2013) package on the livecd.
A workaround to use the nouveau driver when this is fixed.
All users with a Geforce FX 5xxx card gonna meet this issue.
Edit: a how to here:
Root to su
su-> password -> enter
then type: XFdrake
search for a xorg driver
you have to select: nouveau
then reboot your system
« Last Edit: February 03, 2013, 03:52:10 PM by JohnW_57 »
PCLinuxOS 2013 KDE4 (64 bit) on: home build system: Intel Core 2 Quad (q6700) (2.66ghz), Asus P5K motherboard, 4 gig ddr2 memory, Asus Nvidia Geforce GTS 250 1024 mb gddr3, Crucial M4 128 SSD, 2x Samsung 500 gig HDD (sata), TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-224BB.