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Old 02-05-2003, 11:44 AM   #1
SlvrDakotaRT
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Unhappy KDE not running in X... please help!


Hi, Im pretty new to Linux... but I know a little bit so far, anyways... I had a friend put GenToo on one of my computers that i have laying around the house... he said GenToo is the way to go because its completely optimized for the system once its setup. I had RedHat and hated it... it was a pig, to much crap software I never used. Well, on to the problem... he emerged KDE 3.1 and got everything compiled for me... but now he's to busy to help for awhile. And when I "startx" I get a teal green screen looks to be running only 2 colors... and KDE doesnt load... whats the deal... I also have a few errors when starting X... maybe somebody here can help me.

Thanks....
 
Old 02-05-2003, 12:04 PM   #2
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Slvr,

If you'll post a copy of the errors you receive when starting X, I'll bet we can help you get it working. We'll probably need you to go into the /etc/X11 directory and post a copy of your XF86Config file, too.

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Old 02-05-2003, 12:15 PM   #3
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Heres the errors...

This is what i see after loading X and then CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE

Symbol drmR128TextureBlit from module /usr/x1186/lib/modules/drivers/r128_drv.o is unresolved!

Symbol drmFreeBufs from module /usr/x1186/lib/modules/drivers/r128_drv.o is unresolved!

Symbol drmFreeBufs from module /usr/x1186/lib/modules/drivers/r128_drv.o is unresolved!

xterm: Fatal IO error 32 (Broken Pipe) or Kill Client on X server ":0.0"

xterm: Fatal IO error 32 (Broken Pipe) or Kill Client on X server ":0.0"


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I really dont know how to get the whole config file copyed onto here without writing everything down and typing it in here.... which would be too much work... but when i do a "emerge kde -p" it shows a list of files... are these filese it still needs?

Thanks again....
 
Old 02-05-2003, 06:35 PM   #4
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I don't know what that r128_drv.o is. Is that the driver for your video card? What video card do you have?

Have you tried running xf86config?
 
Old 02-06-2003, 01:26 AM   #5
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yeah... its my video card:

But i dont think i picked the right one... and yes i have ran the config... but I really dont know which video card to pick... I have a ATI Rage Fury Pro 32 mb card... I dont know which one of the ones to choose... so i guessed, but thats not the problem... video works... the problem is that kde doesnt load, any idea's?

thanks again
 
Old 02-06-2003, 09:03 PM   #6
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Re: yeah... its my video card:

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Originally posted by SlvrDakotaRT
But i dont think i picked the right one... and yes i have ran the config... but I really dont know which video card to pick... I have a ATI Rage Fury Pro 32 mb card... I dont know which one of the ones to choose... so i guessed, but thats not the problem... video works... the problem is that kde doesnt load, any idea's?

thanks again
Okay, first of all, it's most problably your video driver. For the ATI Rage Fury Pro, there's two different drivers depending on which version of XFree86 you're running. If you're running version XFree86 v. 3.3.x you'll need to set your video driver to XF86_SVGA. If you're running XFree86 v. 4.x you'll need to set your video driver to r128. I got this info from http://linuxselfhelp.com/HOWTO/Hardw...WTO/video.html. Scroll down to find your ATI Rage Fury Pro AGP video driver information.

Judging by your error message:
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Symbol drmR128TextureBlit from module /usr/x1186/lib/modules/drivers/r128_drv.o is unresolved!

Symbol drmFreeBufs from module /usr/x1186/lib/modules/drivers/r128_drv.o is unresolved!

Symbol drmFreeBufs from module /usr/x1186/lib/modules/drivers/r128_drv.o is unresolved!
You've not selected r128 as your driver for your card and you're running XFree86 v. 4.x. Change this in your /etc/X11/XF86Config file (might be something different for your distro--I don't know). Your video driver should be listed there. If you have any doubts, post your /etc/X11/XF86Config file here.

Hope this helps.

Last edited by Texicle; 02-06-2003 at 09:08 PM.
 
  


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