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Bug 24071 - Unable to run 'startx' on alpha
Unable to run 'startx' on alpha
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
alpha Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-01-15 16:39 EST by Bruce Z. Lysik
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-06 14:38:59 EST
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Description Bruce Z. Lysik 2001-01-15 16:39:54 EST
When attempting to run startx under alpha, I get the error: no screens 

Poking more I see that the XFree86_TGA package appears to still be the old 
3.3 version, and is probably not compatible for X 4.0.

Bruce Lysik  eldrik@logrus.com
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-02-06 14:38:52 EST
I do not have an Alpha, nor that video hardware, can someone at meridian
please look into this problem?  Most likely it is a problem that won't be
fixed in the latest 3.3.x tree.  I recommend trying XFree 4.0.2 from rawhide
and seeing if the card works with it.  If it does, you'll enjoy 4.0.2
much more than 3.3.6.
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2001-04-02 10:07:01 EDT
You need to upgrade your X server to the XFree86-4.x package, or
the XFree86-TGA package that comes with RHL 7.0.  If that doesn't work,
the latest rawhide packages should.

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