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Old 12-01-2009, 02:44 AM   #1
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xorg.conf file?


I'm not sure this is the right place to be asking this.

Does anyone know what an xorg.conf file entry should look like for a VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP.

I am trying to boot a F11 live CD which hangs and I'm wondering if the autoconfig of xorg is correct.

Anyone up to the challenge?
 
Old 12-01-2009, 03:01 AM   #2
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It would help if you tell us at which step it hangs.

I'd be surprised it be an X problem : I don't know about F11, but usually live CDs launch the X server at the very end of the start up process.

And recent versions of X don't need an xorg.conf file anyway.

So could you be more specific about when it hangs and the messages you see on the screen, if any ?

About on which forum, though of course you be welcome here may be you could get more answers on http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/fedora-35/

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Old 12-01-2009, 04:23 AM   #3
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This forum should be fine. When you boot the cd, do you have the option for verbose booting (normally press ALT + F1)?
 
Old 12-01-2009, 04:42 AM   #4
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lemtree,

Try --

user@host--$ su -c yum install system-config-display

or this--

user@host--$ Xorg -configure :1

You should find an xorg.conf and edit it according to your taste.

Good luck.
 
Old 12-01-2009, 05:47 AM   #5
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And recent versions of X don't need an xorg.conf file anyway.
We wish. However, it's true that you have some chances with the open drivers, like the s3 one. Still, most people will need an xorg.conf for one reason or another. Even if your driver can run without one, X might still not be able to correctly detect EDID settings, resulting in an incorrect configuration for your monitor and hence, the inability to use it due to incorrect refresh frequencies.

Still, there's little we can suggest without seeing the log files of having more info of any kind. In fact the problem might not have anything to do with X at all.
 
Old 12-01-2009, 06:33 AM   #6
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Uncannily enough, I am using openSUSE 11.2 without xorg.conf file for a while now without any issues. However, for slackware I need xorg.conf file otherwise monitor resolution doesn't get properly adjusted.
 
Old 12-12-2009, 08:55 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies

For some reason Xorg seems to incorrectly configure my hardware.

When I run the # Xorg -configure :1 command it creates a Xorg file. However when I follow the instructions given:to test the file;

X -config /root/xorg.conf.new

My screen goes black and hangs so I have to restart.

When I try the # su -c yum install system-config-display

I get an error, "su: user install does not exist"

Anyone feeling up to helping the newbie?
 
Old 12-12-2009, 11:57 AM   #8
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Smile try this

try using the vesa or fb options
 
Old 12-12-2009, 12:12 PM   #9
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how do I do that?

I tried replacing the Driver entry in the generated conf file to vesa but I get the same result as before.

Last edited by lemtree; 12-12-2009 at 12:35 PM.
 
Old 12-13-2009, 07:04 AM   #10
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when I test the config file with:
X -config /root/xorg.config.new

I get a black screen if I change tty and change back, I get my display back with the result of the config file test.

I don't know what to look for in the log, nothing jumps out at me.

Does this make sense to anyone?
 
Old 12-13-2009, 07:37 AM   #11
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Still, there's little we can suggest without seeing the log files of having more info of any kind. In fact the problem might not have anything to do with X at all.
I am trying to copy the log files onto a flash drive but this is proving to be a challenge in itself since I don't know how to mount a usb device

Last edited by lemtree; 12-13-2009 at 07:41 AM.
 
Old 12-13-2009, 08:01 AM   #12
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OK making progress... I hope!

I have attached two logs the first is testing the standard generated config file the second is where I change the driver to vesa.

does this help?
Attached Files
File Type: txt Xorg_log1.txt (31.2 KB, 7 views)
File Type: txt Xorg_log2.txt (31.2 KB, 4 views)
 
Old 12-13-2009, 09:04 AM   #13
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Thanks for the replies

For some reason Xorg seems to incorrectly configure my hardware.

When I run the # Xorg -configure :1 command it creates a Xorg file. However when I follow the instructions given:to test the file;

X -config /root/xorg.conf.new

My screen goes black and hangs so I have to restart.

When I try the # su -c yum install system-config-display

I get an error, "su: user install does not exist"

Anyone feeling up to helping the newbie?
Code:
su
password: 
yum install system-config-display
system-config-display
reboot
 
Old 12-13-2009, 10:13 AM   #14
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thanks for the reply.

I have been bashing my head against a wall.

The problem does not seem to be graphical.

Because it was not possible to get past the login screen. I started a falesafe session. I executed " liveinst " which started instillation graphical mode and I completed tessellation successfully. When it rebooted it stopped at the same login screen. Once again it will not let me login. I created one user during instillation. Both root and user1 have "password" as there password. Yet every time I log in it goes to the black screen with the little blue flashy thingy and then back to login screen. Its not like I'm getting the password wrong because then I put the incorrect password it does not change to the black screen it just stays on the login screen.

This must be a bug, however I get the same thing on this PC with F11 Live KDE CD.

The CD is not corrupt because it logs right in on my laptop.

I am so frustrated and noone seems to know about this issue!

Anyone????
 
  


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