Flashed new BIOS, X not starting now
Posted on 2003-03-13
I just flashed my Dell Inspiron 2600 to BIOS version A09. Now X wont start. The system appears to boot just fine and Windows XP starts without any problems.
I am using Kernel 2.4.18-4 on RedHat 8.0 (I forget the XFree version but the stock on from RH 8.0). I have an Intel 830 on-board video card. I have recompiled the kenel twice and made sure that the i830 and i810 video cards have been selected. I get the following error when executing 'startx':
(WW) I810: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0:2:1) found
(EE) Screen(s) found, but noe have a usable configuration
My XF86Config has this as the VideoCard section:
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "Intel 830"
<snip: a couple of display sections that look ok>
Any ideas on what happened?