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Old 04-04-2003, 11:00 PM   #1
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Suse 8.1, and X don't work


OK I seem to be having trouble starting my xwindows....

I get this:

fatal server error:

caught signal 11. server aborting

XIO: fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer) on Xserver ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining

I have a feeling i just don't know how to configure my monitor, someone please help me....


btw: I DID search for this on these forums but couldn't find anything.... Sorry if this is a repeat topic!
 
Old 04-05-2003, 06:27 PM   #2
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Login as root in safe mode or run:
init 3
sax2
SuSEconfig
init 5

If sax2 above failed you can run this instead:
xf86config

Try it with running:
startx


Have a lot of fun :-)
 
Old 04-05-2003, 06:35 PM   #3
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i must be a dumbass but i can't ever seem to get anything different even when i use xf86config (oh yeah tried the other one sax2 was no go.....)

I don't know the vertical sync of my monitor, it's a viewsonic a75s.... on thier website they don't seem to say.....
 
Old 04-05-2003, 06:42 PM   #4
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Old 04-05-2003, 07:44 PM   #5
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ok now i get an error like this:


(WW) VGA: No matching device section for instance (BusID pci:1:0:0) found

(EE) VGA (0) : Depth 16 not supported by this driver (*NOTE* it said the same thing for all of the depths)

Fatal Server Error:
addscrean/screeninit failed for driver 0

XIO: fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer) on Xserver ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining


I tried lots of things but don't seem to get anywhere... anybody have any ideas?
 
Old 04-05-2003, 08:05 PM   #6
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What is your video card?
What is your video driver?
What is your motherboard?
What is your processor?

Run as root:
3Ddiag
and post it here.


Have fun :-)
 
Old 04-05-2003, 08:41 PM   #7
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Got this system from a friend....

3dfx voodoo 2 or 3 16mb memory....

driver i don't know... how do i find out?

motherboard, beats me....

processor k6-2 450mhz


It's kinda gonna be hard for me to type out the whole output of the file... just ask me what you wanna see inside of it....

Don't worry i'm having fun!
 
Old 04-05-2003, 08:43 PM   #8
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you said sax was a no-go, ok, did it not start at all, started but didn't work properly, seemed to work but didn't configure things right? you want the 'tdfx' driver.

Last edited by rshaw; 04-05-2003 at 08:44 PM.
 
Old 04-05-2003, 09:49 PM   #9
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it ran but then aborted.... please don't make me type it out!!!!

it says (in 3ddiag):

please specify the entry

driver "tdfx"


OH YEAH, if the output is too long, how do i scroll up (console)??
 
Old 04-06-2003, 12:04 AM   #10
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To scroll up/down texts in console you can use Ctrl+PageUp/Down.

I'm affraid the current XFree86 doesn't support your video card. To confirm this go to :
cd /var/log
ls

you should see something like XFree86.0.log -> try open this e.g.:
If you install mc (midnight commander) press F3 or F4 to read the log.
rpm -qi mc

If you have pico then
pico XFree86.0.log

See if there any clues just post the errors like
... if you have video card newer than ... or older than ...


Have a lot more fun ;-)
 
Old 04-06-2003, 12:06 AM   #11
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but the guy who gave this thing to me had X running already... so something is screwed up....
 
Old 04-06-2003, 12:26 AM   #12
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Don't worry, it maybe not too late to recover the good X config that run successfully before ;-)

Go to
cd /etc/X11/
ls

You should see like XF86Config.saxsave or XF86Config.YaST2save ...
rename that to XF86Config e.g.
mv XF86Config.saxsave XF86Config

This is the key for X to work. Other config file that may have effect is in
/etc/sysconfig/3ddiag
open this with pico or mc to have
SCRIPT_3D="switch2mesasoft"

You should make these 2 config files configured properly. If sax2 or xf86config fails do it by hand e.g. using pico (read the manual on
www.xfree86.org
In a worst case you should downgrade your XFree86



Have fun :-)
 
Old 04-06-2003, 12:33 AM   #13
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ok i'll try that tommorow, and get back to you all....

thank you for your help!!
 
Old 04-06-2003, 06:07 PM   #14
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WOW it works, but the desktop goes off the monitor so that i have to scroll around to see everything....

I would like to fix that....


THANKS!!! NOW I'M HAVING TONS OF FUN!!!
 
Old 04-07-2003, 03:36 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by BryanMC
WOW it works, but the desktop goes off the monitor so that i have to scroll around to see everything....

i think it has to do with wrong setting from your monitor

i had the same problem as you, but once i inserted the right settings (the vertical sync etc.)
 
  


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