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Old 08-28-2002, 02:41 AM   #1
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fatal error starting window manager


nearly havin heat failure this morning..
tried to start window managerusing 'startx' but the following
errior is coming up:
"Fatal server error:
no screens found

XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining..

somebody please help... this is just a bad start tot he day..

kernel vesion: 2.4.19
dist: rock

have recently compiled the kernel and only changed /etc/fstab and /mnt files.

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R
 
Old 08-28-2002, 02:49 AM   #2
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The actual cause of the error will be slightly further up in the debug trawl.

If you recompiled your kernel, you most likely forgot to include support for DRI/DRM or the framebuffer or AGP or any combination of the above.

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Old 08-28-2002, 03:22 AM   #3
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enabled framebuffer support but cant find support for DRI/DRM or the AGP..
im using make menuconfig to configure the kernel.
 
Old 08-28-2002, 09:30 AM   #4
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anybody else got any ideas???
 
Old 08-28-2002, 10:57 AM   #5
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DRI/DRM and AGP should be in the character devices section.
 
Old 08-29-2002, 09:55 AM   #6
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ok did that... ran 'make dep' ..
what do i need to do then...
im really up s*** creek if I dont get this working..
 
Old 09-01-2002, 04:04 PM   #7
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Please post the last part of your Xfree86.log and what video card do you have.
 
Old 09-02-2002, 02:33 AM   #8
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Last few lines of Xfree86.log is :
(EE) NVIDIA(0) Failed to initialize the NVdriver kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0) ***Aborting***
(II) UnloadableModule "nvidia"
(II) UnloadableModule "vgahw"
(II) Unloading /usr/Z11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration

Fatal server error:
no screens found

and then a message about reporting problems to XFree86

thanks
R
 
Old 09-02-2002, 03:48 AM   #9
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.. oh yeah and video card is NVIDIA Quadtro2
 
Old 09-04-2002, 10:30 PM   #10
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Do you have tried installing the latest driver from nvidia?

Version: 1.0-2960
Release Date: 5/23/2002

http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=li...splay_1.0-2960
 
Old 09-04-2002, 10:39 PM   #11
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You need to recompile the nvidia drivers in this case ti suit your new kernel
 
Old 09-05-2002, 02:16 AM   #12
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re-installed the drivers and compiled them and getting loads of
'Unresolved errors" ???
 
Old 09-07-2002, 09:11 PM   #13
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Please post the error messages to see if this give us a clue about the problem. ^_^
 
  


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