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Old 09-22-2003, 08:29 PM   #1
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Question XFree86: "Fatal server error: no screens found"


I'm trying to set up Gentoo. When I do startx i get this error:
Code:
Fatal server error:
no screens found
What does this mean? I've ran xf86config.
 
Old 09-22-2003, 09:05 PM   #2
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"no screens found" is a pretty standard X puke message for me. It usually stems from trying to run too high of a resolution. Try it with 640x480 and see if you can fire it up.
 
Old 09-22-2003, 10:20 PM   #3
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Nope, I tried 640x480, which nearly every monitor supports, and it didn't work.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 12:41 AM   #4
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I accidently pressed the Windows key and all the changes I'd made since the last boot were undone somehow. I set things up again and now I get this error message:

Code:
Using vt7
(EE) GARTInit: Unable to open /dev/agpgart (No such file or directory)
(EE)I810(0): AGP GART support is not available.  Make sure your kernel has agpgart support or that the agpgart module is loaded.
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

...

XIO fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 12:47 AM   #5
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Try "lsmod" and see if agpgart is loaded. If not, I think "insmod agpgart" to load it.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 06:06 PM   #6
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Originally posted by Saraev
Try "lsmod" and see if agpgart is loaded. If not, I think "insmod agpgart" to load it.
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insmod: agpgart: no module by that name found
So how do I install the agpgart module?
 
Old 09-23-2003, 06:14 PM   #7
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Does Gentoo allow you to recompile the kernel? If so, do that, and make sure you enable agpgart in there. I would think that it would already be there, but I've never even seen a Gentoo system, so I'm really just shootin from the hip here.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 06:41 PM   #8
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I don't know how to do that. Can't I just install it as a module?
 
Old 09-23-2003, 06:55 PM   #9
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http://xfree86.org/4.3.0/i8105.html#5

After reading the above I now know I need the agpgart.o module. Where can I get it?

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Old 09-23-2003, 07:07 PM   #10
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http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/dri-howto.xml <-- Read that, as it will show you how to set it all up once agpgart is loaded. As for getting agpgart loaded, well, mine is compiled directly into the kernel.

I would suggest, now that we know the issue is with agpgart, post a new message on the forum with a subject like "Getting agpgart loaded on Gentoo" or something. This will a) put it into te "zero replies" column, and b) attract people who have specifically dealt with the issue. It's not a great answer, but it's worth a shot.

As for why it's not installed already, that's beyond me.

Good luck!
 
  


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