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Old 11-23-2003, 07:07 PM   #1
TheMatr1x
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Question ATI Radeon 7500 (pci)


Well, Im using windows, and one day im just like "ahh what the hell, im sick of Cygwin... lets install Lunix!"

So, I go to install RedHat 7.3... CDs were all skratchy, so I got me a copy of 8... It installs, but the screen is all gammbeled up after it starts up... so, i decide, fsck it, im downloading 9.0...

Installs fine... but when it starts up, goes thru all the activating services [ OK ] things... then when it should go to the login screen it goes blue and has some gummed up writing and then "[ YES ] [ NO ]" button at the bottom... so I just kinda sit there at the screen going

I click [YES], i think it goes into the text-mode linux... then if you hit NO it displays this big error, something with the XFree86 thing, and then goes back to the [YES] [NO] thing and no matter what you press it goes into the text mode...

Well, I figger out that its prolly got somethin to do with my grafix card... my Radeon 7500 PCI card... I restart compoopter, set BIOS to use the onboard display, and lunix works great...

Ive googled this many times, still cant find any answers...

So, if anyone knows how to get this freeeakin thing to work... any help would be GREATLY appreciated... Thnaks!!
 
Old 11-23-2003, 07:16 PM   #2
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well, what is the error you get when you wanna select no? by the way, you could try to start xfree manually by going to the konsole and typing "startx" without the quotes.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 02:32 PM   #3
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Well, I gotten it to work ONCE, but now whenever I set it to use the card, the screen says something like "sync out of range" or somewhat like that... Now I can see what the box says, first it says that it has gotten an error, and if I would like to see it... after I see it, it does the freaky 1st person talking thing and wants to know if I want it to start the configX thing, and warns me I will need the root password. So, I choose yes, it asks for password, says something about starting the config with a fresh start, and probes out the Intel810 motherboard card thing, and allows me to set the configs about it.

I can set it to the normal card, and it wroks fine, but when I set it to the Radeon 7500, the screen just kinda goes black. That would probibly be because I have the BIOS set to onboard display, so I restart computer set BIOS to PCI display, and it goes back to the out of range thing...

Oh, heres the "XFree86.setup.log"


XFree86 Version 4.3.0 (Red Hat Linux release: 4.3.0-2)
Release Date: 27 February 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.20-3bigmem i686 [ELF]
Build Date: 27 February 2003
Build Host: porky.devel.redhat.com

Before reporting problems, check http://www.XFree86.Org/
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
OS Kernel: Linux version 2.4.20-8 (bhcompile@porky.devel.redhat.com) (gcc version 3.2.2 20030222 (Red Hat Linux 3.2.2-5)) #1 Thu Mar 13 17:54:28 EST 2003
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(++) Log file: "/dev/null", Time: Mon Nov 24 04:15:17 2003
(++) Using config file: "/tmp/@1894.2xf86config"
(WW) RADEON: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:1:11:0) found
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
the full server output, not just the last messages.
This can be found in the log file "/dev/null".
Please report problems to xfree86@xfree86.org.


And heres /etc/X11/XF86Config

# XFree86 4 configuration created by redhat-config-xfree86

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"
EndSection

Section "Files"
# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.

RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"

# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"

# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
#
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Dell M780"
DisplaySize 320 240
HorizSync 30.0 - 85.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "i810"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "Intel 810"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection


Hope that helps!
 
Old 11-25-2003, 01:12 PM   #4
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The config file you posted is for i810, it was created while you had your BIOS set to onboard.
You'd need to rerun the config app with the BIOS set correctly, but then again, I don't know how well those apps deal with pci cards.

Anyway, try this:
Code:
# XFree86 4 configuration created by... who cares, as long as it works ;)

Section "ServerLayout"
   Identifier "Default Layout"
   Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
   InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
   InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
   InputDevice "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"
EndSection

Section "Files"
   RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
   FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
   Load "dbe"
   Load "extmod"
   Load "fbdevhw"
   Load "glx"
   Load "dri"
   Load "record"
   Load "freetype"
   Load "type1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier "Keyboard0"
   Driver "keyboard"
   Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
   Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
   Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier "Mouse0"
   Driver "mouse"
   Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
   Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
   Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
   Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier "DevInputMice"
   Driver "mouse"
   Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
   Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
   Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
   Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier "Monitor0"
   VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
   ModelName "Dell M780"
   DisplaySize 320 240
   HorizSync 30.0 - 85.0
   VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
   Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
   Identifier "Videocard0"
   VendorName  "ATI technologies"
   BoardName   "Radeon 7500"
   Driver "radeon"
   Option "ForcePCIMode" "1"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
   Identifier "Screen0"
   Device "Videocard0"
   Monitor "Monitor0"
   DefaultDepth 16
 SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
 EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
   Group 0
   Mode 0666
EndSection
Copy/paste this as /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 and give it a try.
...always backup the old one first.

Last edited by UnTamed; 11-25-2003 at 08:46 PM.
 
Old 11-25-2003, 09:19 PM   #5
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Yes! It works! wewt!

Yeah, the only diffrence with the other config vs the new one is that theres a "forcePCImode" flag thing... Yes! It works! Thnaks! iwin!

Thnkas!
 
  


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