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Old 12-15-2008, 07:37 AM   #1
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X server problems


Hello.

I recently installed Debian Etch on a Gateway M305CRV. The install when great without problems but, the X server doesn't work. When I try to start X I get a message:

Failed to start the X server (your graphical interface). It is likly that it is not set up correctly. Would you like to view the X server output to diagnose the problem?


I press yes and I get:

Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
I810(0): No video BIOS modes for chosen depth.
Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found



My bios doesn't give any video options, I noticed that the Video Memory is only 8MB but, I can't change it. How can I fix my problem?

Thanks in advanced for your help.
 
Old 12-15-2008, 07:45 AM   #2
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Here are general settings for your video.

Try this link:

http://linux.die.net/man/4/intel

Gives basic options and information on setting up the video for the 'Intel 852MG (chipset integrated)' card including which driver to use.
 
Old 12-15-2008, 08:06 AM   #3
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try to run

Xorg -configure

test the given config file

Xorg -config xorg.conf

Do you have loaded the kernel module try

modconf

or

modprobe i810

if nothing helps you could try the vesa driver

Last edited by joel2001k; 12-15-2008 at 08:07 AM.
 
Old 12-15-2008, 08:31 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by joel2001k View Post
try to run

Xorg -configure

test the given config file

Xorg -config xorg.conf

Do you have loaded the kernel module try

modconf

or

modprobe i810

if nothing helps you could try the vesa driver
I read the man pages in "http://linux.die.net/man/4/intel" but, these just gives options. These options are already set in the xorg.conf file

The driver gets loaded.

From reading the man page, it says that in order for me to change the VideoRam option I need to have "agpgart" or "agp" kernel driver. I tried to do modprobe agp and agpgart but neither are not found.

Could that be it? Is not loading those modules and that's why it fails.

Please be patient with me since I've never installed or got linux to run X in the past.
 
Old 12-15-2008, 09:30 AM   #5
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I did some changes to xorg.conf and now I get "(EE) No drivers available.

Here's what it looks like now:
Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
# path to defoma fonts
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "i2c"
Load "bitmap"
Load "ddc"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "vbe"
# Load "agpgart"
# Load "i810"

EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
#Identifier "Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Driver "i810"
BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
VideoRam 128
VendorName "Intel"
#Option "usevnc" "no"
Screen 0
Option "LFP" ""
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
#Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
HorizSync 28-70
VertRefresh 43-60
Option "DPMS"
# Option "LCD"
Option "DRI" "1"
UseModes "Modes[0]"
EndSection

Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
Modeline "1280x768" 77.37 1280 1344 1480 1680 768 769 772 794
Modeline "1024x768" 61.89 1024 1080 1184 1344 768 769 772 794
Modeline "1280x600" 58.78 1280 1328 1456 1632 600 601 604 621
Modeline "1024x600" 47.26 1024 1064 1168 1312 600 601 604 621
Modeline "800x600" 36.88 800 832 912 1024 600 601 604 621
Modeline "768x576" 33.74 768 792 872 976 576 577 580 596
Modeline "640x480" 23.06 640 656 720 800 480 481 484 497
EndSection



Section "Screen"
# Identifier "Default Screen"
# Device "Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device"
# Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x768" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
Device "Device[0]"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"

EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
#Screen "Default Screen"
#InputDevice "Screen[0]"
#InputDevice "Device[0]"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection

Now what's the problem?
 
Old 12-19-2008, 07:21 AM   #6
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Please help with this. I still haven't fix this problem.
 
Old 01-08-2009, 12:46 PM   #7
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I believe your using the wrong driver try the module intelfb if not present download latest linux sourcecode from kernel.org and get kernel-package, make, libncurses5-dev, zlib1g-dev, gcc from debian repository kernel-package comes with a documentation in /usr/share/doc/kernel-package or get a newer kernel from a repository

so what you you have to do is download from debian testing repository the latest kernel for now it's linux-image-2.6.26-1-686 and install it with

dpkg -i linux-image-2.6.26-1-686_2.6.26-12_i386.deb

or do the following

apt-get install kernel-package make libncurses5-dev zlib1g-dev gcc bzip2
cd /usr/src
wget -c http://www.weedlight.ch/help/config-2.6.26-1-686
wget -c http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v...2.6.28.tar.bz2
tar -xjf linux-2.6.28.tar.bz2
cd linux-2.6.28


make menuconfig
now you have to load the old debian config file 'config-2.6.26-1-686'

make-kpkg clean
make-kpkg --initrd --revision=custom.1.0 kernel_image

cd ..
dpkg -i linux-image-2.6.28_custom.1.0_i386.deb

I'm having a similar graphics card in my laptop and I had graphics support after installation but I compiled the kernel by my self as shown above to get my wifi card to work with iwlagn driver
If you have also a laptop perhaps you want use my kernel image http://www.weedlight.ch/help/linux-i...m.1.0_i386.deb it's only for laptops!

Last edited by joel2001k; 01-08-2009 at 12:49 PM.
 
  


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