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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 3:10 pm    Post subject: problems configuring Xorg Reply with quote

Problems configuring Xorg:
Mousenot detected
Failed to load module “i810”

Problems when running startx:
radeon: no matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:1:0:1) found
Fatal server error:
Cannot run in framebuffer mode please specify busids for all framebuffer devices

Problems when running X –config /root/xorg.conf.new:
Parse error on line 46 of section Monitor in file /root.xorg.conf.new
“AD”” is not a valid keyword in this section
(EE) problem parsing the config file
(EE) error parsing the config file

Fatal server error:
No screens found


It seems like there are several problems, but I am not sure what to do about them –
How do I specify the bus id?


thanks for any suggestions

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

have you seen this : http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-393445-highlight-openoffice.html and did you follow it ?
If yes can you give us some more information ?

What grapgics card do you have ?

How does your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file look ?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my graphics card is a radeon 9200 pro.


what should i be looking for in the configuration file?
mouse is defined as mouse0 and the test in the gentoo manual cat /device/input/mouse0,
produces garbage all over the screen like it is supposed to.
Section "Device" shows a card0, driver "ati", vendorname "ati technilogies" boardname "unknown board", and busID
"PCI:1:0:0
section monitor shoes monitor0 and has the line
modelname "cmc 17" AD" which is the line objected to in the X -config program output.
Section Screen shows screeno card0 and monitor0 corresponding to the sections above in the file

I do not see a section device listing with the busid 1:0:1, which is mentioned when i run startx

(i am on a different computer so i cant copy the whole file)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, i just saw that i copied the wrong link into the above post

please look here http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/ati-faq.xml and also maybe

here http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/xorg-config.xml

this should help again sorry for copying the wrong link !
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok i emerged teh ati drivers and no when i try to run the X -configure, i get two thirds of a screen full of unresolved symbols. how do i uninstall something that i have emerged?

at present all i get is a bunch of unresolved symbols and the message that the unresolved symbols might be the reason for theserver aborting and
fatal server error
caught signal 11. server aborting


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

btw i tried to VIDEO_CARDS="radeon" emerge x11-drm, and got a message that they were masked,
so i tried the other drivers, which apparently should have been masked?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

try emerge --unmerge
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok regrouping -
i have a moniter which is a generic lcd 17" screen, and i dont have the manual. Specs from the mandriva harddriake program are as follows
ati radeon
cmc 17" AD
1280x1024 16bpp
bus pci
buspci # 1
pci device 0
pci function 0
etc
module card ATI Radeon (fglrx)

the following apeared in a red box in a black screen at one point when it crashed:
H 46Khz
v 87hz
max 1280x1024

is that sufficient info to configure the moniter? I think that the moniter configuration is the issue. not sure
also the startx warning: Radeon: no matching device section for instance (BusID PCI:1:0:1) found - does that mean that the software can find no matching hardware, or that i am lacking a driver

Adding drivers crashed th ecomputer and i wonder if it is simply aquestion of figuring out how to write the config file, which brings me back t the monitor info.

I apprecieate the prior input. I am new at this so i apologize for the chaos

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lspci produces the following line:

0000:01:00:0 Vga compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO] (rev 01)

0000:01:00:1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 5940 (rev 01)



Is this last item the unspecified bus id?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

in hte configuration file i have a screen section, but there is no display controller "device" section.
would the absence of a device section in teh configuration file cause the problems that i am having?

section "screen" has the following info
Identifier "screen0"
device "card0"
monitor "monitor0"
default depth 4
subsection "Display"
viewport 0 0
Depth 16
modes "1152x864"
end subsection
subsection "display"
viewport 0 0
depth 4
Modes "1152x864"
end subsection
end section

that's not a display controller is it?

there is a section "device as follows
Identifier "card0"
driver "vesa"
end section

since the auto configuration programs dont seem to be working, i am really at a loss.
thanks for any suggestions.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

after playing around withthe three configueration progams i now am getting the following when i try startx:
failed to load midule "speedo" module does not exist
xf860OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/mouse
no such file or directory
mouse0: cannot open input device
preInit failed for input device "mouse0"
no core pointer

fatal server error:
failed to initialize core devices

I havev tried different mouse configurations and i always get the same messages.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Change the mouse line to /dev/input/mice. Also, my config file has Load "speedo" commented out, and everything works fine.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks, commenting speedo out got rid of one eror code. when i changed to the input/mice i got a black screen with an x cursor in the middle of it only the x cursor didn't respond to the movements of hte mouse.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm.... my xorg.conf has Option "Device" "/dev/psaux" as far as I know /dev/mouse is no longer used. Dunno if this will fix your problem, but I thought I would throw in my $.02
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi froggy,

here is my xorg.conf for your reference. My computer is a dell laptop with an nvidia geforce 6800go, so your card section would be different but maybe it helps you sort out the problem you have.

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
   Identifier     "X.org Configured"
   Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
   InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
   InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
   RgbPath      "/usr/lib/X11/rgb"
   ModulePath   "/usr/lib/modules"
   FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc/"
   FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/TTF/"
   FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Type1/"
   FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/CID/"
   FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/"
   FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/"
EndSection

Section "Module"
   Load  "record"
#   Load  "dri"
   Load  "glx"
   Load  "xtrap"
   Load  "dbe"
   Load  "extmod"
   Load  "type1"
   Load  "freetype"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier  "Keyboard0"
   Driver      "kbd"
        Option      "CoreKeyboard"
        Option      "XkbRules"    "xorg"
   Option      "XkbModel"   "pc105"
   Option      "XkbLayout" "de"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier  "Mouse0"
   Driver      "mouse"
   Option       "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
   Option       "Device" "/dev/psaux"
   Option        "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier   "Monitor0"
   VendorName   "Dell"
   ModelName    "LCD"
   HorizSync    31.5-100
   VertRefresh 30-90
        # 1920 x 1200 @ 60.00 Hz (GTF) hsync 74.52 kHz; pclk: 193.16 MHz
   Modeline "1920x1200" 161.8 1920 2020 2052 2184 1200 1202 1208 1235 
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "SWcursor"              # [<bool>]
        #Option     "HWcursor"              # [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoAccel"               # [<bool>]
        #Option     "ShadowFB"              # [<bool>]
        #Option     "UseFBDev"              # [<bool>]
        #Option     "Rotate"                # [<str>]
        #Option     "VideoKey"              # <i>
        #Option     "FlatPanel"             # [<bool>]
        #Option     "FPDither"              # [<bool>]
        #Option     "CrtcNumber"            # <i>
        #Option     "FPScale"               # [<bool>]
        #Option     "FPTweak"               # <i>
   Identifier  "Card0"
#    Driver      "nv"
   Driver       "nvidia"
   VendorName  "nVidia Corporation"
   BoardName   "XFX Geforce 6800 Ultra"
   BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

#Section "Extensions"
#   Option "Composite" "Enable"
#EndSection

Section "Screen"
   Identifier "Screen0"
   Device     "Card0"
   Monitor    "Monitor0"
   DefaultDepth   24
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth     24
      Modes     "1920x1200"
   EndSubSection
EndSection

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello

Trying to trouble shoot, I looked in /var/log/xorg.8.log and found a long list of unresolved symbols, which included symbols from the following modules:
Apm,trident,tga,glint,fglrx,radeon,mga, sis,drv,neomagic,savage,chips,siliconmotion, and i810 This is followed by a message that there was a Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11. Server aborting

This is a kernel compiled by the Gentoo genkernel. Does the above sound like a major kernel issue, or what is it missing? Speedo is commented out because it was not loading properly.

Grateful for any insights

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

froggy, have you seen this howto ? http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-374745-highlight-radeon+9200+pro.html
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't worry about the 2nd video device being unknown. There is no config for it unless you want to do Dual Head which I doubt you do.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 12:44 am    Post subject: another two cents Reply with quote

If you're ever trying to figure out if a device is working properly, I suggest using the "cat" command.

So say you want to find out which dev entry is actually your mouse -- cat /dev/mouse and move your mouse around. If it works (you'll see a whole bunch of characters appear on the screen that have no logical reason for being) you've found it, otherwise check again. xorg is a pain to config the first few times you mess with it. I finally found my mouse at /dev/input/mouse0 =p
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