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Old 04-01-2005, 02:55 PM   #1
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Having problems setting up xorg.conf in Gentoo 2004.3

If there is someone out there that is using Gentoo 2004.3 with a P4, ATI Radeon 7500, and a microsoft optical wheel mouse, would you mind posting your xorg.conf file so that I can reference it?

This is my 4th attempt at installing Gentoo, and I was feeling very good about myself, until it came time to configure xorg.

ps. Yes, I have tried xorgcfg and xorg config, but I still get resolution and mouse errors. no, I can't post the errors at this time, maybe later.
Old 04-01-2005, 04:38 PM   #2
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X -configure
mv /root/ /etc/X11/xorg.conf
That should do it.
Old 04-01-2005, 06:04 PM   #3
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yes it is true X -configure should do it, but i found that it does not work all the time.

try that n in the future try gentoo's forums hence gentoo right
Old 04-01-2005, 08:04 PM   #4
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First, I'll say windowsrefugeeX, that I can almost quote that page, chapter and verse, I've read it so many times. There is not enough detail for my specific system. Which is why I requested a sample to use as reference.

Second, I posted this request on Gentoo Forums at about 7:30 am CDT and had not received a reply when I decided to post here.

Lastly, by reading Gentoos "How To", was lead to performing the action that sigsegv suggested, which as windowsrefugeeX stated, does not always work.

ps I do appreciate you taking the time to reply
Old 04-01-2005, 09:28 PM   #5
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I have a Rage 128. You have a Radeon. The 7500 is supported by xorg. Here's my file. Change r128 to radeon. What do you have for a monitor? That seems to be the biggest showstopper for many people. They don't have the right parameters for hsync and vert refresh.
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     " Configured"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"
	RgbPath      "/usr/lib/X11/rgb"
	ModulePath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc/"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/TTF/"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Type1/"
#	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/CID/"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/"

Section "Module"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "dri"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "record"
	Load  "xtrap"
	Load  "freetype"
	Load  "type1"

Section	"DRI"
	Mode 0666

#Section "Extensions"
#	Option "Composite" "Enable"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/mouse"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "Monitor"
	#DisplaySize	  310   230	# mm
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "KDS"
	ModelName    "ions VS-7i"
	HorizSync    30.0 - 70.0
#	HorizSync    3618610.0 - 0.0
	VertRefresh  50.0 - 160.0
	Option	    "DPMS"

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "NoAccel"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "SWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "Dac6Bit"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "Dac8Bit"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "DMAForXv"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ForcePCIMode"       	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "CCEPIOMode"         	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "CCENoSecurity"      	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "CCEusecTimeout"     	# <i>
        Option     "AGPMode"	"4"            	# <i>
        Option     "AGPSize"	"32"            	# <i>
        #Option     "RingSize"           	# <i>
        #Option     "BufferSize"         	# <i>
        #Option     "EnablePageFlip"     	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "Display"            	# <str>
        #Option     "PanelWidth"         	# <i>
        #Option     "PanelHeight"        	# <i>
        #Option     "ProgramFPRegs"      	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "UseFBDev"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "VideoKey"           	# <i>
        #Option     "ShowCache"          	# [<bool>]
	Option	"backingstore"	"true"
	Option	"AGPFastWrite"  "true"
	Identifier  "Card0"
	Driver      "r128"
	VendorName  "ATI Technologies Inc"
	BoardName   "Rage 128 PF/PRO AGP 4x TMDS"
#	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
	Option	"UseCCEFor2D"	"false"

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Card0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth	16
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     1
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     4
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     8
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     15
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
		Modes	"1024x768"
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
		Modes	"1024x768"
This gives me a 1024x768@85hz screen. Hardware acceleration is enabled as well (but only with xorg 6.8.0; 6.8.2 has a 3d error for my card). I hope that this helps.

edit: I just wanted to point out that I've had this file for a while, so you'll notice that I have the composite section there, but commented out. An FYI for those who don't know, composite is a feature of 6.8.1 and later. It wouldn't work on my current setup, even if it didn't conflict with hardware acceleration - which it does.

Last edited by vectordrake; 04-01-2005 at 09:31 PM.
Old 04-02-2005, 05:50 PM   #6
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I would love 2 give my xorg.conf but I use nvidia card, sorry dude. Also Xorg website has some helpful hints. But hey someone did post their conf file
hope that works 4 u
Old 04-03-2005, 09:42 AM   #7
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I will definitely give this a try. I appreciate your response to my request.


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