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Old 10-21-2005, 05:15 PM   #1
ochinous
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Unhappy sound, glx and scroll mouse.


I am trying to get ALSA working, but I can't seem to get things happening. I've been trying for a month (every other day or so) and now I'm twisted around and don't know where to start again. I need help troubleshooting things so that maybe I can get my feet on the ground.

Regarding GLX: I'm trying to get my nvidia drivers working, but I can't seem to get my xorg.conf file working correctly. I've got a GeForce 4200 and an LCD monitor. When I restart X it fails with this information:

Code:
Data incomplete in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Undefined Device "Generic VGA" referenced by Screen "Screen 1"
(EE) Problem parsing the config file
(EE) error parsing the config file

Fatal server error:
no screens found
I've tried looking on google for information on how to properly set these, I've even read the xorg man page but I couldn't get anything out of it to be successful.

Also in my xorg.conf file I can't seem to get my scroll mouse working either. I'm using a logitech optical mouse that resides on /dev/input/mouse0 and here is my relevant xorg.conf section:

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "Microsoft"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mouse0"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

If anyone could help me I'd really appreciate it. I'm running Gentoo if that makes a difference.
 
Old 10-21-2005, 05:23 PM   #2
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Option "Protocol" "Microsoft"
change "Microsoft" to "IMPS/2". I too have logitech and it has worked for me all the time.

Have you tried the following to configure your xserver.
Code:
xorgconfig
As for sound, what's the brand/chipset of your sound card. If you know that then google for the module name Linux uses. Once you know the module name, you can see if that module is loaded using

Code:
lsmod
To see if that module is available and can be loaded
Code:
modprobe module-name
Have you tried?

Code:
alsaconf
and then
Code:
alsamixer
Tux,

Edit: Didn't notice you had two Option "Protocol" entries in xorg.conf for the mouse. You can comment out both of them and enter a newline like this
Code:
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"

Last edited by tuxrules; 10-21-2005 at 05:29 PM.
 
Old 10-21-2005, 06:35 PM   #3
ochinous
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Originally posted by tuxrules
As for sound, what's the brand/chipset of your sound card. If you know that then google for the module name Linux uses. Once you know the module name, you can see if that module is loaded using

Code:
lsmod
To see if that module is available and can be loaded
Code:
modprobe module-name
I just tried. I am using a creative Audigy2 (uhg) and found that the module it needs is emu10k1. I've tried installing this before, but apparently I did it incorrectly. lsmod returns that it is NOT loaded, and a modprobe emu10k1 returns that the module is not found.

Quote:
Code:
alsaconf
When I run this, it loads, builds a database of cards, then gives me a problem saying: No supported PNP or PCI card found. I decline checking legacy and then it exits.

Quote:
Code:
alsamixer
this returns: alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: no such file or directory.

Quote:
Edit: Didn't notice you had two Option "Protocol" entries in xorg.conf for the mouse. You can comment out both of them and enter a newline like this
Code:
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
hehe I figured as much, but I'll try the IMPS/2 thing later. Thanks for your help so far!
 
  


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