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Old 12-24-2002, 03:32 PM   #1
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display configuration


hi,
I am a newbie to linux... a few days back i tried installing red hat linux 7.3 on my machine... i have a Gateway FPD1800 flat bed monitor and NVIDIA GeForce 440 MX display adapter with 64MB video memory... I am not able to configure my display properly. I tried modifying the XF86Configure-4.5 as well as XF86Configure file manually and then i tried xf86configure but to no avail... can someone help me with this...

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Old 12-24-2002, 04:00 PM   #2
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what's it doing?

Does it work at all, wrong size?
 
Old 12-26-2002, 03:37 PM   #3
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hi,
no it doesn't work at all... i have to work in the text mode.. i even tried using Xconfigurator... but still it doesn't work... is there some other way i can make my xwindows run properly??

rgds,
jay...
 
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check the log file in /var/log/XFree86.0.log

let us know the errors
 
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Hi here i am attaching a part of the XFree86.0.log file

==============================================
XFree86 Version 4.2.0 (Red Hat Linux release: 4.2.0-8) / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6600)
Release Date: 23 January 2002
If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is
newer than the above date, look for a newer version before
reporting problems. (See http://www.XFree86.Org/)
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.17-0.13smp i686 [ELF]
Build Host: daffy.perf.redhat.com

Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Thu Dec 26 17:06:52 2002
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4"
(==) ServerLayout "XFree86 Configured"
(**) |-->Screen "Screen0" (0)
(**) | |-->Monitor "Gateway FPD1800"
(**) | |-->Device "nVidia Corporation|NV17 [GeForce4 MX440]"
(**) |-->Input Device "Mouse0"
(**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard0"
(**) Option "XkbLayout" "us"
(**) XKB: layout: "us"
(==) Keyboard: CustomKeycode disabled
(**) FontPath set to "unix/:7100"
(==) RgbPath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
(==) ModulePath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
(--) using VT number 7

(WW) Open APM failed (/dev/apm_bios) (No such device)
(II) Module ABI versions:
XFree86 ANSI C Emulation: 0.1
XFree86 Video Driver: 0.5
XFree86 XInput driver : 0.3
XFree86 Server Extension : 0.1
XFree86 Font Renderer : 0.3
(II) Loader running on linux
(II) LoadModule: "bitmap"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libbitmap.a
(II) Module bitmap: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: XFree86 Font Renderer
ABI class: XFree86 Font Renderer, version 0.3
(II) Loading font Bitmap
(II) LoadModule: "pcidata"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libpcidata.a
(II) Module pcidata: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 0.1.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.5
(II) PCI: Probing config type using method 1

***What follows is a probe of various things which has pci on each line

(II) LoadModule: "scanpci"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libscanpci.a
(II) Module scanpci: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 0.1.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.5
(II) UnloadModule: "scanpci"
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libscanpci.a
(II) Host-to-PCI bridge:
(II) PCI-to-ISA bridge:
(II) PCI-to-PCI bridge:
(II) PCI-to-PCI bridge:
(II) Bus 0: bridge is at (0:0:0), (-1,0,0), BCTRL: 0x08 (VGA_EN is set)

*** this is a scan of various bus settings i guess

*** again some scan....

(II) LoadModule: "dbe"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libdbe.a
(II) Module dbe: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: XFree86 Server Extension
ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
(II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
(II) LoadModule: "GLcore"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a
(II) Module GLcore: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
(II) LoadModule: "dri"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libdri.a
(II) Module dri: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
(II) Loading sub module "drm"
(II) LoadModule: "drm"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libdrm.a
(II) Module drm: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
(II) LoadModule: "glx"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.a
(II) Module glx: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
(II) Loading sub module "GLcore"
(II) LoadModule: "GLcore"
(II) Reloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a
(II) Loading extension GLX
(II) LoadModule: "extmod"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libextmod.a
(II) Module extmod: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: XFree86 Server Extension
ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
(II) Loading extension SHAPE
(II) Loading extension MIT-SUNDRY-NONSTANDARD
(II) Loading extension BIG-REQUESTS
(II) Loading extension SYNC
(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
(II) Loading extension XC-MISC
(II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
(II) Loading extension XFree86-Misc
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
(II) Loading extension DPMS
(II) Loading extension FontCache
(II) Loading extension TOG-CUP
(II) Loading extension Extended-Visual-Information
(II) Loading extension XVideo
(II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
(II) LoadModule: "v4l"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/linux/v4l_drv.o
(II) Module v4l: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 0.0.1
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.5
(II) LoadModule: "nv"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/nv_drv.o
(II) Module nv: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 1.0.1
Module class: XFree86 Video Driver
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.5
(II) LoadModule: "mouse"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/mouse_drv.o
(II) Module mouse: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: XFree86 XInput Driver
ABI class: XFree86 XInput driver, version 0.3
(II) v4l driver for Video4Linux
(II) NV: driver for NVIDIA chipsets: RIVA128, RIVA TNT, RIVA TNT2,
RIVA TNT2 Ultra, Vanta, RIVA TNT2 M64, Aladdin TNT2, GeForce 256,
GeForce DDR, Quadro, GeForce2 GTS/Pro, GeForce2 Ti, GeForce2 Ultra,
Quadro2 Pro, GeForce2 MX/MX 400, GeForce2 MX 100/200, 0x0170, 0x0171,
0x0172, 0x0173, 0x0174, 0x0175, 0x0178, 0x017A, 0x017B, 0x017C,
GeForce2 Integrated, Quadro2 MXR, GeForce2 Go, GeForce3,
GeForce3 Ti 200, GeForce3 Ti 500, Quadro DDC, 0x0250, 0x0258
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 01:00:0
(--) Assigning device section with no busID to primary device
(--) Chipset 0x0171 found
(II) resource ranges after xf86ClaimFixedResources() call:


******* Some more messages

(II) Setting vga for screen 0.
(II) Loading sub module "int10"
(II) LoadModule: "int10"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libint10.a
(II) Module int10: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.5
(II) NV(0): Initializing int10
(II) NV(0): Primary V_BIOS segment is: 0xc000
(--) NV(0): Chipset: "0x0171"
(**) NV(0): Depth 16, (--) framebuffer bpp 16
(==) NV(0): RGB weight 565
(==) NV(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(II) Loading sub module "vgahw"
(II) LoadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(II) Module vgahw: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 0.1.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.5
(==) NV(0): Using HW cursor
(--) NV(0): Linear framebuffer at 0xE8000000
(--) NV(0): MMIO registers at 0xFD000000
(--) NV(0): VideoRAM: 65536 kBytes
(II) Loading sub module "ddc"
(II) LoadModule: "ddc"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libddc.a
(II) Module ddc: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.5
(II) Loading sub module "i2c"
(II) LoadModule: "i2c"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libi2c.a
(II) Module i2c: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 1.2.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.5
(II) NV(0): I2C bus "DDC" initialized.
(II) NV(0): I2C device "DDC:ddc2" registered.
(II) NV(0): I2C device "DDC:ddc2" removed.
(==) NV(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(II) NV(0): Gateway FPD1800: Using hsync value of 63.90 kHz
(II) NV(0): Gateway FPD1800: Using vrefresh value of 60.00 Hz
(II) NV(0): Clock range: 12.00 to 350.00 MHz
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "640x350" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "320x175" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "640x400" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "320x200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "720x400" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "360x200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "320x240" (hsync out of range)
(II) NV(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (hsync out of range)

*****************some more

(--) NV(0): Virtual size is 1280x1024 (pitch 1280)
(**) NV(0): Default mode "1280x1024": 108.0 MHz, 64.0 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(II) NV(0): Modeline "1280x1024" 108.00 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
(**) NV(0): Default mode "640x512": 54.0 MHz, 64.0 kHz, 60.0 Hz (D)
(II) NV(0): Modeline "640x512" 54.00 640 664 720 844 512 512 514 533 doublescan +hsync +vsync
(==) NV(0): DPI set to (75, 75)
(II) Loading sub module "fb"
(II) LoadModule: "fb"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libfb.a
(II) Module fb: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 ANSI C Emulation, version 0.1
(II) Loading sub module "xaa"
(II) LoadModule: "xaa"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libxaa.a
(II) Module xaa: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.5
(II) Loading sub module "ramdac"
(II) LoadModule: "ramdac"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libramdac.a
(II) Module ramdac: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 0.1.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.5
(II) do I need RAC? No, I don't.
(II) resource ranges after preInit:


******The last of the lot

==) NV(0): Write-combining range (0xe8000000,0x4000000)
(II) NV(0): Using XFree86 Acceleration Architecture (XAA)
Screen to screen bit blits
Solid filled rectangles
8x8 mono pattern filled rectangles
Indirect CPU to Screen color expansion
Solid Lines
Offscreen Pixmaps
Setting up tile and stipple cache:
32 128x128 slots
32 256x256 slots
16 512x512 slots
(==) NV(0): Backing store disabled
(==) NV(0): Silken mouse enabled
(**) Option "dpms"
(**) NV(0): DPMS enabled
(II) Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
(II) Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
(II) Initializing built-in extension XTEST
(II) Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
(II) Initializing built-in extension LBX
(II) Initializing built-in extension XC-APPGROUP
(II) Initializing built-in extension SECURITY
(II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
(II) Initializing built-in extension XFree86-Bigfont
(II) Initializing built-in extension RENDER
(**) Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
(**) Mouse0: Protocol: "IMPS/2"
(**) Option "CorePointer"
(**) Mouse0: Core Pointer
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
(**) Option "Emulate3Buttons" "off"
(**) Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
(**) Mouse0: ZAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
(**) Mouse0: Buttons: 5
(II) Keyboard "Keyboard0" handled by legacy driver
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Mouse0" (type: MOUSE)



SORRY FOR TROUBLING YOU WITH THIS WIERD FILE CONTENTS... BUT I M REALLY CONFUSED...
 
Old 12-26-2002, 05:24 PM   #6
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well I don't see any errors

try to run this

kdm
 
Old 12-26-2002, 05:39 PM   #7
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hi,
i tried running kdm, but all i can see is vertical lines in blue color, this is what i see everytime my system boots up... i have to press ctrl + alt + bkspace twice or thrice before i can switch to text mode... is there any other way... can i try reinstalling only the XFree86 environment again without disturbing the rest of the operating system??

regards,
jay...
 
Old 12-26-2002, 06:12 PM   #8
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try setting Modes "800x600"

in the display section
 
Old 12-26-2002, 07:50 PM   #9
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my xfree86 server says that its been compiled for kernel 2.4.17 smp version... should that create any problems??? i have downloaded xfree86 4.2.0 version... how do i install it???

thank you for reading this,
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Old 12-26-2002, 08:22 PM   #10
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What you should do is get the nvidia drivers.

There are two files, one for GLX and the other for the kernel module

you should not need to change your kernel, but you need the kernel source headers in /usr/src/linux

or you can tell the make file where they are, see the README in the kernel source folder

untar the files with this

tar zxvf filename

run make install in the NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191 folder

and make install in the NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191 folder


then you will need to have this in your XF86Config file

Driver "nvidia"



http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86_4....0-4191.tar.gz


http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86_4....0-4191.tar.gz

Last edited by DavidPhillips; 12-26-2002 at 08:34 PM.
 
Old 12-26-2002, 08:25 PM   #11
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You can also install the new xfree if you want

just untar it and read the README in it's folder
 
  


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