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Old 12-30-2003, 06:35 PM   #16
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Well I backtracked to the previous kernel I was using(2.4.19). And tried to use the external agpgart module. I made sure to say "UseInternalAGPGART = no" I still got the same error. So just for a test I commented out the dri and glx modules in XF86Config. I was able to load X with fvwm95. Oddly I was only able to run it in 640x480 which is unacceptable. When I tried higher resolutions it kept trying to load KDE. Even though I changed the symlink from xinitrc.kde to xinitrc.fvwm95.

Any have some ideas on how to get this situation straightened out so I can run with acceleration and at 1280x1024.


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Old 12-30-2003, 06:54 PM   #17
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Oops, heres a more exact answer. startx is for some reason trying to load KDE. xdm is loading correctly with fvwm95 WM, but only up to 800x600. Above that it appears to load but just goes to the console without error. I'm curious as to why startx an xdm load different things. I don't need the logon dialog that xdm provides, so just straight to the desktop is preferable and at 1280x1024.
Still searching for a solution.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 12-30-2003, 09:11 PM   #18
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good luck.. keep this thread posted.. I would be intersted in hearing what a solution is... but.. the older kernel with external agpgart is still not working?
 
Old 12-30-2003, 10:42 PM   #19
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Apparently not. Now I'm interested in why "startx" and "xdm" try to run different window managers. I can live with using xdm but I would want a higher resolution.

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Old 12-31-2003, 10:23 AM   #20
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Well I figured out the mysterious kde issue. Actually it was not that mysterious, I just had to take a closer look at what "startx" is actually doing. Yet I'm still troubled by the lack of high resolution and most likely 3D acceleration because I had to turn them off to even get X to load.

--Thanks in advance



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Old 12-31-2003, 01:33 PM   #21
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Awright, I'll say this one more time! ...consider it your new year's gift.
Trying to load agpgart this way and that [...when you obviously used "internal agpgart" in your config] and turning back to your older kernel, and thus solving a "new-kernel-badly-configured" issue, won't change it:

You'll never get 3d support from Ati's driver with a nVidia glx module!!!
...ever considered why you had to disable glx to get into X at all, especially after what I said to you???

I found a nvidia driver in my port system, here's a footprint of all the file it installs.
Code:
drwxr-xr-x      root/root       lib/
drwxr-xr-x      root/root       lib/modules/
drwxr-xr-x      root/root       lib/modules/<kernel-version>/
drwxr-xr-x      root/root       lib/modules/<kernel-version>/kernel/
drwxr-xr-x      root/root       lib/modules/<kernel-version>/kernel/video/
-rw-r--r--      root/root       lib/modules/<kernel-version>/kernel/video/nvidia.ko
drwxr-xr-x      root/root       usr/
drwxr-xr-x      root/root       usr/X11R6/
drwxr-xr-x      root/root       usr/X11R6/lib/
-rwxr-xr-x      root/root       usr/X11R6/lib/libXvMCNVIDIA.a
-rwxr-xr-x      root/root       usr/X11R6/lib/libXvMCNVIDIA.so.1.0.5328
drwxr-xr-x      root/root       usr/X11R6/lib/modules/
drwxr-xr-x      root/root       usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/
-rwxr-xr-x      root/root       usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.o
drwxr-xr-x      root/root       usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/
lrwxrwxrwx      root/root       usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.so -> libglx.so.1.0.5328
-rwxr-xr-x      root/root       usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.so.1.0.5328
drwxr-xr-x      root/root       usr/include/
drwxr-xr-x      root/root       usr/include/nvidia/
drwxr-xr-x      root/root       usr/include/nvidia/GL/
-r--r--r--      root/root       usr/include/nvidia/GL/gl.h
-r--r--r--      root/root       usr/include/nvidia/GL/glext.h
-r--r--r--      root/root       usr/include/nvidia/GL/glx.h
-r--r--r--      root/root       usr/include/nvidia/GL/glxtokens.h
drwxr-xr-x      root/root       usr/lib/
lrwxrwxrwx      root/root       usr/lib/libGL.so -> libGL.so.1.0.5328
lrwxrwxrwx      root/root       usr/lib/libGL.so.1 -> libGL.so.1.0.5328
-rwxr-xr-x      root/root       usr/lib/libGL.so.1.0.5328
lrwxrwxrwx      root/root       usr/lib/libGLcore.so -> libGLcore.so.1.0.5328
lrwxrwxrwx      root/root       usr/lib/libGLcore.so.1 -> libGLcore.so.1.0.5328
-rwxr-xr-x      root/root       usr/lib/libGLcore.so.1.0.5328
...I guess yours will read *.1.0.4191

Pay particular attention to the last block [...those in /usr/lib] for those are files that didn't get overwritten, [...as I hoped they would when I suggested reinstalling X], and are most likely to be the conflicting ones.

Once you get this out of the way, if there's other issues, like agpgart, it'll become more obvious and easier to fix ...IMNSO
 
Old 12-31-2003, 06:23 PM   #22
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I figure the easiest way to solve this is to reinstall. Let it be known I hate MYSELF for doing this. I know if I wanted to I could have searched out the problem all the way to the end but sometimes I don't need that sort of mental anguish.

So Slack 9.1 here I come. Where did 2 CDs come from. I alwasy liked the fact that I only needed one CD to get just about everything I wanted. Darn.


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Old 12-31-2003, 09:31 PM   #23
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OK, reinstall went fine. KDE is looking very sharp. I ran glxgears and here were the results:

15165 frames in 5.0 seconds = 3033.00 FPS

Is that grood? I mean great. I mean good. I mean great and good.


I did have to comment out "BusID", so thanks trey85stang and everyone else who participated. It seemed like a big crappy mess of old libs meets never installed new libs. Thanks ATI @)




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