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Old 10-22-2004, 02:15 AM   #1
vermaamitabh
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Question X windows problem


Hi,
i have installed "bf24" with kernel 2..4.18. on a Pentium-75MHz Pc with 32 MB ram and 1.5 gb hdd.
I wanted to install x windows so that i can have benefit of GUI interface for further installations/management. After installing it when i say "startX", it terminates with errors.
Is it possible that i have less resources to run XWindows?? what is the minimum hardware requirement for xwindows???
I have configured xwindows for "vga" with 16 colors, generic vgs monitor, 16 bit colors.
when i use startx then i get following msgs:

VGA(0):Not usinf defualt mode "1600X1200" (insufficient memory for mode)
VGA(0):Not usinf defualt mode "1791X1344" (insufficient memory for mode)
........................
.........................
VGA(0): mode pools is empty
vag(0): virtual size is 320x200 (pitch 320)
....................
............
Loading /usr/x11R6/lib/modules/libfb.a
Module fb: vendor ="The xfree86 project"
compiled fir 4.1.0.1 module version=1.0.0
Fatal server error:
AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0

XIO: Fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X server "0:0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

does any body has idea, whats wrong with it....
Thanks for ur help
best regards
 
Old 10-22-2004, 02:22 AM   #2
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Run
Code:
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
and choose a lower screen resolution.

You have enough memory for X but not for GNOME or KDE. Try Window Maker, Fluxbox, or IceWM.
http://xwinman.org

Back up your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

Last edited by darthtux; 10-22-2004 at 02:23 AM.
 
Old 10-22-2004, 02:34 AM   #3
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Many thanks for your reply.
I am already using the least available screen resolution (649X480).
But there is one confusion, during reconfiguration, it asked for "video card's bus identifier" and i leave it blank as i dont know what to fill there. can it be due to it???

Thanks for your help...
Best regards
 
Old 10-22-2004, 02:55 AM   #4
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As root, type in the 'lspci' command. You can get the bus identifier information there.

0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 440 Go 64M] (rev a3)

Above is the information from the 'lspci' listing on my laptop.

It goes in the "device" section of the /etc/X11/XF86config file:

Section "Device"
BoardName "GeForce4 440 Go 64M"
BusID "1:0:0"
Driver "nvidia"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Screen 0
VendorName "NVidia"
EndSection

Also, didn't you mean to say '680x400' resolution!
 
Old 10-22-2004, 03:01 AM   #5
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Try the vesa driver

And in the
SubSection "Display"
sections make sure you have "800x600" and "640x480" listed for your DefaultDepth
 
Old 10-22-2004, 04:51 AM   #6
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Thanks all. i use now vesa driver for 86c764/765[TRIO32/64/64V+](Rev 54) VGA card and i can start the xwidnows system.
but there is another problem that when i start the xwindows, i get grey blank screen with mouse coursor (X)only and when i press the left mouse button then menu appears and as i release the mouse button it disappears. and screen is very blurry kind of also. when i move mouse it repaints the screen by mouse back ground color. really hard to work like it
do you ppls have any idea how to solve this problem??
Thanks a lot for your help once again.
best regards
 
Old 10-22-2004, 05:12 AM   #7
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Edit ~/.xsession

and put in the file

exec windowmanager (of your choice)

or

startkde

or

exec gnome-session
 
Old 10-22-2004, 06:41 AM   #8
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Thanks for ur reply darthtux. i have tried to edit the .xconfig in /root directory as i logged in as root.
after putting
exec windowmanager (anyother winmgr like fvwm,mwm etc) .

when i restart xwindows bt startx then it starts the xwindows and exits simultaneously. Console shows just normal exit message of xwindows.

do you have some idea. why it is happeining?
Thanks in advance for ur help
best regards
 
Old 10-22-2004, 06:48 AM   #9
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I don't know what the .xconfig file is suppossed to do but you need to put it in .xsession
 
Old 10-22-2004, 06:53 AM   #10
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Quote:
i have tried to edit the .xconfig in /root directory as i logged in as root.
Don't login as root, login as normal user. Also, "startx" command looks for .xinitrc file (in your home directory).
 
Old 10-22-2004, 06:58 AM   #11
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Just an FYI,

http://qref.sourceforge.net/Debian/r...ml#s-x-session
 
Old 10-22-2004, 07:32 AM   #12
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Ohh really sorry, i just got confused and typed wrong. its "xsession".
i tried by loggin in another user account but same result happens.
my .xsession file look like:
**************************>>>
exec windowmanager twm
**************************<<<

xwindows starts and then shutsdown by giving message:
**************************>>>
waiting for xserver to shutdown
**************************<<<
 
Old 10-22-2004, 07:36 AM   #13
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Sorry for the confusion but that would be

exec twm

I just supplied windowmanager to let you know that was where the name of the window manager was supposed to go.
 
Old 10-22-2004, 07:48 AM   #14
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Thats gr888888. it works.. thanks a lottttttt.....
i use now icewm and its really easy to see every option and work with.
Thanks once again for your gr8 help!!
Best regards
 
Old 10-22-2004, 07:55 AM   #15
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I am glad you have it working I like IceWM too. I don't know if your aware of this site or not, but you can get some themes at http://freshmeat.net and http://mitglied.lycos.de/buran/linux/themes/index.html
 
  


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