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Old 01-07-2004, 10:03 AM   #16
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OK, just for the moment, trying setting Driver to "vesa" in the Device section, and see if you get a screen that way. The ATI driver is not working for you and I don't know why. I can only assume that it's not set up for your monitor correctly. I noticed you have no ModeLines defined - they are all commented out - but I don't know whether this is a problem.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 08:18 PM   #17
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Changing driver to vesa did not help. Same error message except this line changed...

Code:
(WW) VESA: No matching Device section for instamce (BusID PCI:1:0:0) found
 
Old 01-08-2004, 05:13 AM   #18
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*sigh*

The kind of problem that takes the fun out of it, isn't it. By the way, vasudevadas, thanks for trying to help, too. I would have felt much more discouraged if there weren't two of us trying to help.

I've done some reading on the problem. There are two things that caught my attention. First the last error message:
Quote:
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 01:00:0
(WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:1:0:0) found
(EE) No devices detected.
and then this section from your XF86Config-4 file:
Quote:
Section "Device"
Identifier "ATI Graphics Adapter"
Driver "fglrx"

Yada yada, cut out a little here

Option "UseFastTLS" "0"
Option "BlockSignalsOnLock" "on"
Option "UseInternalAGPGART" "yes"
Option "ForceGenericCPU" "no"
BusID "PCI:1:0:1" # vendor=1002, device=496e
Screen 0
EndSection
According to this page:
http://xfree86.linuxwiki.org/FAQWarningMessages
the error message means that you don't have a "Device" section for PCI:1:0:0. And, in fact, you don't have any!!

I think that the problem is because your video card has dual head and X is trying to use one of them, but your XF86Config file is configured to use the other. So, if you could change this line in your XF86Config-4
Quote:
BusID "PCI:1:0:1" # vendor=1002, device=496e
to this
Quote:
BusID "PCI:1:0:0" # vendor=1002, device=496e
and try again.

This is my best bet. Hope it helps, I'm running out of ideas otherwise and I would very much like to see you join us on the Linux side, Sparky.

Regards
Martin
 
Old 01-08-2004, 12:58 PM   #19
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To find out the correct bus id of your video controller, use lspci. For example, mine gives:

Code:
[richard@cpc2-kemp1-5-0-cust193 richard]$ lspci -v

<snip>
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS650/651/M650/740 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter (prog-if 00 [VGA])
        Subsystem: CLEVO/KAPOK Computer: Unknown device 2263
        Flags: 66Mhz, medium devsel, IRQ 5
        BIST result: 00
        Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
        Memory at ec100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
        I/O ports at 9000 [size=128]
        Capabilities: <available only to root>
so as you can see, my VGA controller is on bus id 1:0.0
 
Old 01-08-2004, 01:03 PM   #20
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Ok I'll try that. Tried changing it from BusID "PCI:1:0:1" to BusID "PCI:1:0:0" but that didn't work. I also unplugged my tv out to make sure it wasn't detecting it, and used my second head for my monitor, but nothing. Now I'll try this suggestion. I really appreciate the help guys. I want to explore the linux world.
 
Old 01-08-2004, 07:45 PM   #21
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Ok my card has 2. PCI:01:00.0 was the first one. and it was set for that one. Still no change
 
Old 01-09-2004, 03:49 AM   #22
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Is it your card that has two, or is it your machine that has two video controllers (this could be because your motherboard has an on-board video controller, as well as your ATI Radeon AGP card).

Could you post the output from lspci?
 
Old 01-09-2004, 08:44 AM   #23
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No I have no onboard video. My card has dual heads plus a tv out. Just for more info my box is a Dell Dimension 4300 Desktop with a P4 1.6. 20gb HD and onboard nothing. I have 2 nics, a Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live 5.1, ATI Radeon 9000 Pro 128. A CD Rom and a CD-RW, one floppy. A Microsoft Intellimouse optical 5 button. The monitor is a Dell E551c 15" CRT monitor. I have 256 sdram. Oh and a US Robotics 56k Voice/Fax modem.

How would I get the entire output of the device listing from my Linux partition to here?
 
Old 01-09-2004, 01:04 PM   #24
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If you can only access the web by using Windows, then do:

Code:
lspci -v > output_from_lspci
so the output will be redirected to a file called "output_from_lspci". You can then copy that to somewhere you can see it from Windows, use a floppy disc if necessary (that's /mnt/floppy in Linux).
 
Old 01-09-2004, 09:17 PM   #25
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Ok got it. Here it is...

Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset Host Bridge (rev 03)
	Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 0110
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
	Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
	Capabilities: [e4] #09 [0104]
	Capabilities: [a0] AGP version 2.0

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
	Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, fast devsel, latency 64
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=64
	I/O behind bridge: 0000e000-0000efff
	Memory behind bridge: ff800000-ff9fffff
	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: e8000000-f7ffffff

00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB PCI Bridge (rev 12) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=64
	I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff
	Memory behind bridge: ff600000-ff7fffff
	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: f8000000-f80fffff

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 12)
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801BA IDE U100 (rev 12) (prog-if 80 [Master])
	Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 0110
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
	I/O ports at ffa0 [size=16]

00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 12) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
	Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 0110
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
	I/O ports at ff80 [size=32]

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM SMBus (rev 12)
	Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 0110
	Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 10
	I/O ports at ccd0 [size=16]

00:1f.4 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #2) (rev 12) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
	Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 0110
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 9
	I/O ports at ff60 [size=32]

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R250 If [Radeon 9000] (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
	Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 0002
	Flags: stepping, 66Mhz, medium devsel, IRQ 3
	Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
	I/O ports at ec00 [size=256]
	Memory at ff8f0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Expansion ROM at 80000000 [disabled] [size=128K]
	Capabilities: [58] AGP version 2.0
	Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R250 [Radeon 9000] (Secondary) (rev 01)
	Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 0003
	Flags: bus master, stepping, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 64
	Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
	Memory at ff8e0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

02:07.0 Communication controller: US Robotics/3Com USR 56k Internal WinModem
	Subsystem: US Robotics/3Com: Unknown device 00c2
	Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 3
	Memory at f801fc00 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64]
	Memory at f8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Memory at f8010000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=32K]
	I/O ports at dcc0 [size=64]
	Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2

02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
	Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RT8139
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 10
	I/O ports at d800 [size=256]
	Memory at ff6ffc00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
	Expansion ROM at ff700000 [disabled] [size=64K]
	Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

02:09.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
	Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RT8139
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
	I/O ports at d400 [size=256]
	Memory at ff6ff800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
	Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

02:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 07)
	Subsystem: Creative Labs CT4780 SBLive! Value
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
	I/O ports at dca0 [size=32]
	Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1

02:0a.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 07)
	Subsystem: Creative Labs Gameport Joystick
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64
	I/O ports at dc98 [size=8]
	Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1
 
Old 01-10-2004, 10:47 AM   #26
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Hi again Sparky!

First, I would like to say that I admire you for not giving up. Most of the people who encounter problems of this magnitude usually end up with "Screw this! I'm going back to Windows!"

Second, I did some more google "research" and found this link:
http://news.gw.com/freebsd.hardware/4009

It seems to be exactly the same as your problem. If XFree86 is the same on FreeBSD as on Linux (I think it is), then maybe you could contact John R. Shannon and ask for his XF86Config file.

If you get it and want to give it a try I would recommend that you first save away all versions of XF86Config that you have. Do this with the 'mv' command (for move).
~> cd /etc/X11
~> mv XF86Config XF86Config.old
~> mv XF86Config-4 XF86Config-4.old

The XF86Config file contains both settings for video card and monitor, so there is a chance that his file makes your monitor go out of sync. If so, I (we!) could help you by entering other settings for your monitor.

Regards
Martin
 
Old 01-10-2004, 08:07 PM   #27
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Awesome. I emailed him asking. Hope to get a reply in a day or so.
 
Old 01-11-2004, 02:01 PM   #28
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Ok. I got the config from him, Changed neccassary info like the mouse and keyboard. started X and WHOLA!. Operational. I even got my most used messenger, MSN. (called amsn in linux HAHA). Now I need to do some configuring. I can't run in 1024x768 mode, my monitor just shuts down and starts blinking so I re-copy the config I made back and startx again. I probly have to now use the fglrx driver that came with my ATI download. I'll try it and let you know. Once I get the system the way I want I WILL post the config here to hopefully help all others that need help with this problem. Thanks guys for all your help, I WILL come back here for more
 
Old 01-11-2004, 02:28 PM   #29
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Cool! I wanted to say this for some time:
"Welcome... to the real world"



Martin (a.k.a Morpheus)
 
Old 01-11-2004, 03:11 PM   #30
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HAHA. Moving on. Got 1024x768 to work with 3D graphics. I'm posting this thread in Linux now Now back to playing with Linux. I'll post config here shortly.
 
  


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