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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:17 am    Post subject: Xorg.conf for SGI O2? [SOLVED] Reply with quote

Can anyone tip me off as to a good Xorg.conf file for an O2, or a good configuration tool?

My system is an O2 running 2.6.14.4-mipsgit-20051030-ip32r5k (from LiveCD r5) now upgraded to gcc 3.4.4. I emerged xorg-x11 fine (-O2), but when I try something like Xorg -configure I get a ream of:

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Elf_RelocateEntry() Unsupported relocate type N

errors (where N is 2, 6, 9 11). Looking at Xorg.0.log, it would appear the error is related to Loading /usr/lib/modules/fonts/libbitmap.a. Well, that's the last statement before the errors begin, anyway.

Searching previous threads here, I take it that fbdev is the way to go, so I have something like
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Section "Device"
   Identifier   "Generic Video Card"
   Driver      "fbdev"
   Option      "UseFBDev"      "true"
EndSection

in my config file. If I guess right, the "Monitor" section should have the
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Option    "sync on green"

Is this barking up the right tree? Should I have built X with "-bitmap-fonts"? "-truetype-fonts"? or "-type1-fonts"? I'm unclear what part of the Xorg config "Files" section brings in bitmap fonts. I suppose some of the directories listed as "FontPath" point to .bdf fonts, but would commenting out these paths really stop X from loading libbitmap?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://dev.gentoo.org/~geoman/Xstuff/
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Redhatter!

I'll give it a try when I get home. I'm not sure geoman's xorg.conf file will in itself solve the libbitmap problem, but it will get me a huge step forward in giving X a try on the O2. I will report back on it.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately, using Geoman's xorg.conf file did not bring up X or get rid of the libbitmap errors. :(

The only other thought I have right now is that I do not have "Select compiled-in fonts" set in the Kernel (# CONFIG_FONTS is not set). However, according to help
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Say Y if you would like to use fonts other than the default your frame buffer console usually uses.

That just doesn't strike me as saying I need to set it in order to get bitmap fonts. But what do I know? Hints, anyone?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After searching the forums, etc., the closest similar problem I found was http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-256781-highlight-xorg+libbitmap+unresolved+relocation.html, and a couple of workarounds suggested by this is to use either:
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USE="dlloader" emerge xorg-x11

or
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USE="static" emerge xorg-x11

Is the real problem here that I was an ever-so-good boy and rebuilt system and world with gcc-3.4.4 (i.e., mips-unknown-linux-gnu-3.4.4 not hardened) which maybe uses a new "relocation format" as suggested by danorris in the above forum thread? Can anyone else who has gotten X going on an O2 under gcc-3.4.4 give me a clue?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just by luck I happened to re-read the SGI-O2 installed, keyboard crashes sometimes[SOLVED] thread, wherein UltraHarry mentions that geoman told him to use the ddloader flag with xorg-x11 to fix his bug. I suspect he had the same problem as me, so I'm giving it a try now.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using dlloader worked. It seems to be running X, fluxbox, gdm fine now. No problems after a couple days of testing. :D

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've just emerged xorg-x11 and i'm now getting the same errors as you was getting listed above, waht i was wondering is should i
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emerge unmerge xorg-x11
then use the
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USE="dlloader" emerge xorg-x11
or can i just run the USE="dlloader" emerge xorg-x11
with xorg-x11 already installed?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Portage will automatically unmerge the old version anyways. You watch, it'll install the new version, then it will look for files left over from the old version, and remove them. :-)

So the unmerge xorg-x11 is optional.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok i just tried that and i get

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previous xorg-x11 installation detected.
enabing PAM features in xorg-x11
see http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=76936
the opengl USE flag currently requires the xv falg

x11-base/xorg-x11-6.8.2-r4 failed
function check_use_combos, line 424, exitcode 0
this is a known bug do not report it


i checked out http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=76936
and it seems to refer to "x86" so i dont want to just blindly add the xv statment to the emerge as it seems to refer to using openGL and i dont know if the o2 supports openGL...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linux doesn't support the OpenGL hardware on the O2... but that doesn't stop one from using software OpenGL.

The xv useflag referrs to the XVideo extension ... not required, but at the same time, harmless, and sometimes useful to have.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so would i use...
USE="ddloader opengl xv" emerge xorg-x11

or am i totally getting the wrong end of the stick...?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, no, you'd use USE="dlloader opengl xv". Mind you, don't fall into the trap of just doing this on the command line ... USE flags should really be set in make.conf and/or /etc/portage/package.use.

The portage manpage is your best reference here. :-)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok cool thanks for the tips, i'lll add
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USE="opengl xv"

to my make.conf file

thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hehe, after all this i think i'm gonna remove xorg and try adn stick with command line, i have this naggign feelign that as soon as i can get x running that will be it and i'll go back to use point and clicking and will stop learning.

i've learned so much over the last couple of months by using the command line, that i would have never seen or known about if i was using a gui...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Up to you really... :-)

I've been using a command line the whole time I've been using computers (since DOS/Windows 3.11 days), but I still find a GUI useful. ASCII-art pr0n doesn't quite tickle my fancy. :-D

Once you get to the point of having X installed though, I'd reccommend you stick to something light, XFCE or WindowMaker would be ideal choices if you want something that's easy-to-use and light... Fluxbox or FVWM for something a little more advanced. KDE will run, but don't expect it to be fast. (I have KDE 3.5.1 running on my O2, it's usable, but slow)
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