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robingazi 08-03-2006 06:37 AM

O dear, I made a mess, can't reconfigure xorg.
 
I was doing sort of okey with my amd64 etch on Intel em64t processor on MSI GM2 main board. The main board has a built-in Intel 950 graphics chipset. I had my xorg configured to vesa driver. But my GPU developed a fault and since I play games every now and then on windows [triple boot--Fedora, Debian and XP service pack 2--so I bought an ATI Radeon X600 pci express board. The trouble is now I cant reconfigure xorg with the PCI express board. I tried 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg' but it failed to implement the changes I made during the reconfiguration. I can live without fedora but not Debian. Got any tips for this novice??

BTW, thanks in advance.

bruse 08-03-2006 07:36 AM

>>I can live without fedora but not Debian
I love Debian..:-)

>I was doing sort of okey with my amd64 etch on Intel em64t processor on MSI GM2 main board

amd64 bit processor or intel64 bit?

>I tried 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg' but it failed to implement the changes I made during the reconfiguration

where does it failured.more log.

HappyTux 08-03-2006 09:31 AM

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Originally Posted by robingazi
I was doing sort of okey with my amd64 etch on Intel em64t processor on MSI GM2 main board. The main board has a built-in Intel 950 graphics chipset. I had my xorg configured to vesa driver. But my GPU developed a fault and since I play games every now and then on windows [triple boot--Fedora, Debian and XP service pack 2--so I bought an ATI Radeon X600 pci express board. The trouble is now I cant reconfigure xorg with the PCI express board. I tried 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg' but it failed to implement the changes I made during the reconfiguration. I can live without fedora but not Debian. Got any tips for this novice??

BTW, thanks in advance.

Try mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.orig then do the reconfigure.

robingazi 08-03-2006 11:10 AM

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>I was doing sort of okey with my amd64 etch on Intel em64t processor on MSI GM2 main board

amd64 bit processor or intel64 bit?

>I tried 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg' but it failed to implement the changes I made during the reconfiguration

where does it failured.more log.

I started off with generic amd64 2.6.16 kernel and later switched to EM64t kernel as my processor is Intel Pentuim D duel core 2.8Ghz.

As for your second question, the reconfiguration steps goes as usual but nothing happens when i restart, the x server fails again. I have both my linux os's broken so i cant get the logs out.

Emmanuel_uk 08-03-2006 11:19 AM

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I have both my linux os's broken so i cant get the logs out.
How about a live distro to inspect your logs?

robingazi 08-03-2006 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Emmanuel_uk
How about a live distro to inspect your logs?

I live in Bangladesh and live cds isn't one of the things you buy off the shelves here.



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Try mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.orig then do the reconfigure.
Thanks HappyTux,this solved everthing :)



I do have another problem though, I get sloppy/choppy [don't know the right word] dvd playback. I have xine, mplayer and totem. All of them have the same problem. I though at first it was a DMA thing so I asked for help and it tourned out I didnt have hdparm. So i installed it and enabled DMA for my Asus combo. but the problem is still there. Am i missing any directx sort of software?

HappyTux 08-03-2006 03:25 PM

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Originally Posted by robingazi
I live in Bangladesh and live cds isn't one of the things you buy off the shelves here.





Thanks HappyTux,this solved everthing :)



I do have another problem though, I get sloppy/choppy [don't know the right word] dvd playback. I have xine, mplayer and totem. All of them have the same problem. I though at first it was a DMA thing so I asked for help and it tourned out I didnt have hdparm. So i installed it and enabled DMA for my Asus combo. but the problem is still there. Am i missing any directx sort of software?

Your welcome. Have you installed the ATI drivers for the video card? I never use ATI so you will probably have to do a search for some guide on how to do it preferably using the Debian method. Found a page a little more searching does not seem to find any Debian packages from official sources like it says there.

robingazi 08-03-2006 04:31 PM

Thanks Happy Tux again. I somehow ended up in ATI's webpage and after a bit of reading it felt promising that their driver might do the trick. I'm downloadding it now and since I have a supperfast internet connection the 30MB file would probably get downloaded with in 2/3 hours :( . I'll let you know what it came up with.

robingazi 08-04-2006 09:10 PM

I have installed the ATI driver. I found a shell script to on their webpage to verify the correct version of xorg. I checked and mine is xorg 7.0.0. Am i useing the current driver? Coz the sloppy /choppy dvd playback is still there and I see heavy cpu usage on the system monitor, it happens when I play dvd or use visualisation on movie player or any player.

HappyTux 08-04-2006 09:22 PM

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Originally Posted by robingazi
I have installed the ATI driver. I found a shell script to on their webpage to verify the correct version of xorg. I checked and mine is xorg 7.0.0. Am i useing the current driver? Coz the sloppy /choppy dvd playback is still there and I see heavy cpu usage on the system monitor, it happens when I play dvd or use visualisation on movie player or any player.

I think the idea is the same as with nvidia in that you have to have changed the xorg.conf to use the new driver. So have you changed it?

robingazi 08-04-2006 10:03 PM

If you mean during the configuration then yes. But if you mean the entire file then no.

HappyTux 08-04-2006 10:40 PM

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Originally Posted by robingazi
If you mean during the configuration then yes. But if you mean the entire file then no.

What I meant was did you change the Driver "???" part in the Device Section in the xorg.conf to whatever ATI names their driver? I'm not really the person to be trying to help with an ATI card as I have never setup one in Linux. So you may want to start a new topic on this problem you should post your xorg.conf that you are using and the /var/log/Xorg.0.log (you need to split this file in two post as it large) this will get the problem more attention than the subject of this thread.

robingazi 08-05-2006 11:52 AM

Thank you Happy Tux, I'll do that :)


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