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Old 04-05-2003, 02:08 PM   #1
bluester
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long pause after typing Startx & (Xfree86 4.3.0)


Hello I am using Debian GNU/Linux woody
After booting I log in as a normal user and type:
startx &
the screen goes black and 60 seconds later wmaker is loaded.
I do not think it is supposed to take so long.
I have the following configuration:

Xfree86 4.3.0
Kernel 2.4.20
AGPGart and i830 are modules loaded at bootup in /etc/modules
I have the following hardware:
MSI 6850 motherboard
Intel 845G Graphics card with DVI (ADD) installed for digital Flat Panel.
[And yes it pauses for 60 seconds with the analog connector]
Dell 1701 FP
SBLive! (emu10k1)- Alsa drivers ;-)
Onboard ethernet (Intel 82801BD Pro/100 VE (CNR))
512mb of DDR 266
80 GB IBM HDD
USB mouse and Keyboard.

Bios is set for 8MB of video memory.

I do not have xdm, wdm or gdm installed.
I am using wmaker.

I have .xinitrc in my home directory
with exec wmaker as the only line in that file.
I also have .wm_styles in my home directory with
wmaker as the only line in that file.
I have installed the latest Intel Graphic driver for Linux:
i830-20030120-i386-linux.tar.gz
Installation went well.

My XF86Config file is below:

### BEGIN DEBCONF SECTION
# XF86Config-4 (XFree86 server configuration file) generated by dexconf, the
# Debian X Configuration tool, using values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the XF86Config-4 manual page.
# (Type "man XF86Config-4" at the shell prompt.)
#
# If you want your changes to this file preserved by dexconf, only make changes
# before the "### BEGIN DEBCONF SECTION" line above, and/or after the
# "### END DEBCONF SECTION" line below.
#
# To change things within the debconf section, run the command:
# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
# as root. Also see "How do I add custom sections to a dexconf-generated
# XF86Config or XF86Config-4 file?" in /usr/share/doc/xfree86-common/FAQ.gz.

Section "Files"
FontPath "unix/:7100" # local font server
# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "GLcore"
Load "bitmap"
Load "dbe"
Load "ddc"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "record"
Load "speedo"
Load "type1"
Load "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Intel 845G Brookdale chipset"
Driver "i810"
BusID "PCI:00:02:00"
VideoRam 65536
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Dell 1701FP (Digital)"
HorizSync 31-80
VertRefresh 56-76
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Intel 845G Brookdale chipset"
Monitor "Dell 1701FP (Digital)"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
InputDevice "Generic Mouse"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection

### END DEBCONF SECTION

Any help would be appreciated.

--
Best regards, Bluester
Smile and the world smiles with you. :-)
Cry and you will find yourself crying alone! :'(
 
Old 04-05-2003, 03:05 PM   #2
dorian33
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Look at /var/log/XFree86.0.log. Probably you'll find lines strarting with(WW), (EE) and (NI) lines. Study them.
 
Old 04-05-2003, 03:27 PM   #3
bluester
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Dorian, thanks for replying.
I did that before I posted the message above.
I forgot to append the message.

(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(WW) Open APM failed (/dev/apm_bios) (No such device)
(WW) I810(0): Extended BIOS function 0x5f11 not supported.
(WW) I810(0): Extended BIOS function 0x5f61 not supported.
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.


Any ideas???
 
Old 04-05-2003, 03:39 PM   #4
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I am not sure but .log says: (WW) I810(0): Extended BIOS .... whereas you have Intel 845G.

You can also trace the XFree86.0.log on the second console with tail -f .... command - you will find out the 2 lines between the X loading freezes and analyze the reasons.
 
Old 04-05-2003, 03:46 PM   #5
bluester
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D, pardon my ignorance but would that be:

tail -f startx &



 
Old 04-05-2003, 04:51 PM   #6
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maybe try to go to tty2 (ctrl-alt-F2), su to root, 'tail -F /var/log/XFree86.0.log'

then in tty1, startx, and switch back to tty2 - and see if you can spot the problem as it is displayed
 
Old 04-05-2003, 08:14 PM   #7
bluester
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I want to thank everyone for their assistance.
I left an old configuration for a mouse I no longer have is the X86Config file. I commented out the mouse I no longer have and bingo, it worked. X starts in about 5 seconds instead of 60 seconds.
Thanks for the good advise and helping me trouble shoot.

Anyone want to give me a hand in getting UT2003 to run on my Linux box without upgrading the video card.

I tried a UT2003 newgroup and was pretty much laughed out.

I know what the issue is. Intel had to write better drivers for linux.

I get a segment fault right before the "Nvidia" logo where Gorge breaks out and shoot at the screen.

Anyway, thanks to everyone one who assisted me.



Laterz....
 
  


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