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Old 05-26-2004, 03:49 AM   #1
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tries to install arch


so since fri i have installed and reinstalled arch on a p3. well, i kept having errors with xfree and could not figure out what was wrong. i did xf86config, didn't help. i tried X- configure and running x with that "edited" file(i made the changes for the mouse). still didn't want to start . i tried installing a diff distro and copied the config file. i just couldn't get x up and running. i decided that i need to get that box up and running, so now i am going to give a old p2 i have laying around a shot with arch. any ideas on wha tto do with this xfree prob, i would really appreciate it. I am really looking forward to arch. I keep hearing great things about it.
 
Old 05-26-2004, 07:34 AM   #2
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what was your problem. what did the startx say after it crashed?
copy your erors from /var/log/Xfree*.log
 
Old 05-26-2004, 01:36 PM   #3
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i don't remember exactly, but one of the errors was no screens found. i am begining to think it has to do with the video card and not arch. i have a ati rage pro 128 and vector locked up the screen. I may try arch on it again and try using the onboard video
 
Old 05-26-2004, 03:56 PM   #4
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I'm almost certain that you need to specify the correct parameters (especially MONITOR and Graphic card) when you run xf86config [to configure your X server]

good luck
 
Old 05-26-2004, 05:14 PM   #5
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i do though. i have a nokia 447Zi 17 inch monitor and a rage pro 128 video card. I have set and reset the settings, but it still bombs when i run startx. i am going to try to install using the onboard video, i think, or try switching out the video card
 
Old 05-27-2004, 03:05 PM   #6
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without the agp video card, using onboard. it complains about cannot find agp module in kernel.... its onboard i810intel graphics
 
Old 05-27-2004, 06:38 PM   #7
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I'm not sure if you chose the right way to solve your first problem.
anyways. I'm not sure why this happens and when this happens [you don't describe] . does i810intel want agp module?
if yes then maybe you need to modprobe it?
I'm not sure though why you're having all these problems. maybe search in bbs.archlinux.org and then ask there? I can only say Good Luck
 
Old 05-27-2004, 06:57 PM   #8
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I"m not sure about these probs either. Startx does not work, period, with the agp card the error is no screens found. Without the agp card it compains that the kernel lacks suppport for agp. i810intel does not require agp compiled into the kernel, as far as i know. When i installed it with/without the rage pro card, and i typed startx, that was when it happens. Why it happens....hmmmm, that is why i am posting in this forum. For the time being i am giving up on arch. i just can't figure it out and there aren't enough people posting in here.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 07:11 PM   #9
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do you have such problems only with ArchLinux?

Last edited by zeppelin; 05-28-2004 at 06:36 AM.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 05:55 AM   #10
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I have a i810 graphic card and I need to load the i810 agp.
#modprobe i810
I think that then it will work
 
Old 05-28-2004, 07:49 AM   #11
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And for configuration use xf86cfg ,I find that is more friendly than xf86config(but I like this one because I know very well my hw)

If it fails then try xf86cfg --textmode

When you have finished you will have a /root/XF86Config.new

just backup your old one in /etc/X11 #cp /etc/X11/XF86Config /etc/X11/XF86Config.bak
then
# cp /root/XF86Config.new /etc/X11/XF86Config
edit your .xinitrc(in your home)
$echo exec startkde(or gnome-session or wmaker or what ever) > /home(your home)/.xinitrc
$startx and see if it work.

If you have any other issue post here(or in the arch list)

Bye
 
Old 05-29-2004, 02:35 AM   #12
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well, i got it installed, X configured and took me a while got my network up and running. i am in the process of grabbing kde. as much trouble as this has been, i am keeping arch ...lol.....i have been hearing great things about it for over a year now and have been wanting to give it a try for some time.
 
Old 05-29-2004, 05:02 AM   #13
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Be aware because now the kde package has some truble(it is usable but some apps sometime crash) it will be fixed in a day or 2.
Bye

Arch is good and

difficulty==learning


Bye
 
Old 05-29-2004, 05:11 AM   #14
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ok, i had a bunch of errors so since it was such a new install and i kept getting those declares. i reinstalled. now i can ping outside of the router but am unable to get a webpage or pacman -Sy...any ideas?
 
Old 05-29-2004, 05:18 AM   #15
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You have a pppoe connection, right?
If you have used rp-pppoe when it asked for firewall configuration, what have you replied?
 
  


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