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Wizumwalt
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:23 pm    Post subject: AddScreen/screenInit failed for driver 0 Reply with quote

I have xorg-server-1.20.3. When I run startx, I am getting the following.

Code:

(EE)
Fatal server error:
(EE) AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0
(EE)
(EE)


Ideas?
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Anon-E-moose
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you're using the modesetting driver and no suid.

I spent several hours trying to get my laptop past that point this morning, I finally gave up and just set it for suid.
I've gotten non-root X to work with other video drivers but not that one.
I couldn't even get the suid-wrappers to work.

There's probably some magic that might make it work, but I got tired of trying, when I get bored I'll take it out and try again.

ETA: If you're using intel graphics, and modesetting then it's possible to use the old xf86-video-intel and get it working, ... but that's falling by the wayside in favor of the modesetting driver, so not a long term solution. Also there's a possibility of playing with /dev/dri/card0 permissions to see if it will get past that point. As I said I'll get back to playing with it later, but the laptop it not my primary system, so I play with it when bored.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, not using modesetting that I know of. I checked the kernel settings against the Xorg/Guide.

In fact, I haven't changed the kernel at all since it was last working. Still using the same kernel. All I did was a -uDN @world and I believe xorg-server got upgraded to 1.20.3. And now I can't get it back.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, I'm good. I reinstalled xf86-video-intel.

Thanks Anon-E-moose
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