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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:58 pm    Post subject: installing X problem [SOLVED] Reply with quote

oi, newbie here

I had great fortune to get new computer.
Installing gentoo took 3 hours from inserting a usb to reboot.
but this X thing has me occupied since...

Problem is I can not get X to work,
so kernel and some configuration problem I suspect.
Whit kernel "set to go" I get at boot time a pause at secon point seven,
than scrolls down to 66 seconds when is next pause,
next scroll down to over 100 seconds,
where is stops.

At this point I have to reset box and boot with old kernel

Since I am noob, I call myself a gentoo desktop user,
I really do not know what I should paste,
here is something I think might help us out for starters:
Code:
kishta grom # wgetpaste /etc/portage/make.conf
Your paste can be seen here: http://bpaste.net/show/70631/
kishta grom # wgetpaste /etc/portage/package.use
Your paste can be seen here: http://bpaste.net/show/70632/
kishta grom # lspci > lspci.text
kishta grom # wgetpaste lspci.text
Your paste can be seen here: http://bpaste.net/show/70634/
kishta grom # rm lspci.text
kishta grom # emerge xorg-server xorg-x11 radeon-ucode xf86-video-ati -pv > some.relevant.emerges
kishta grom # wgetpaste some.relevant.emerges
Your paste can be seen here: http://bpaste.net/show/70638/
kishta grom # rm some.relevant.emerges


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

while true,

Did you configure the kernel correctly for the ATI video driver :?:

This outline might help: http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-7113858.html#7113858
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oi BillWho,

That looks promising, thank you.

In kernel I do not have firmware for my model options:
Code:
Device Drivers  --->
    Generic Driver Options  --->
        -*- Userspace firmware loading support
        [*] Include in-kernel firmware blobs in kernel binary
            I can not get in here, and here I should choose my card


This is connected with radeon-ucode, which I have installed.
How do I get it to show up in kernel configuration?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

while true,

The best approach is to follow the the instructions for module configuration. Then you don't need to include any firmware.

[*] Prevent firmware from being built │ │
│ │ -*- Userspace firmware loading support │ │
│ │ [ ] Include in-kernel firmware blobs in kernel binary │ │
│ │ () External firmware blobs to build into the kernel binary │ │
│ │

The output of lsmod:
Code:
radeon                758899  2
ttm                    51206  1 radeon
drm_kms_helper         23067  1 radeon,[permanent]
drm                   195240  4 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
fb                     45503  6 radeon,fbcon,tileblit,bitblit,softcursor,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit            4385  1 radeon
cfbcopyarea             2958  1 radeon
cfbimgblt               1887  1 radeon
cfbfillrect             3002  1 radeon


You will still need to emerge sys-kernel/linux-firmware, but it will not be required to be built in-kernel :wink:
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oi BillWho,

well I am noob,
and I am unsure when it comes to experimenting...
... so I prefered to stay with build in version.

On that note, my problem was that I was expecting,
as noob would, that kernel would offer me what I can choose,
I certainly did not expect that I should TYPE anything in to kernel,
but this was the case: LINK

After that little thing (and after 6 days of head banging)
I have my new PC up and running!

BillWho, thank you again for stepping in!
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