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Old 03-20-2002, 03:59 PM   #1
rrose42
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No Windows no GUI Video


Help, I'm a newbie......

I installed RedHat Linux v4.1.0-3 but I am having video and mouse problems. When I start up Linux my screen trys to start XWindows but all I see is some multicolored snowey images for a few seconds and then it goes back to the text screen. When I reset the monitor settings or VGA card settings through the Xconfigurator program all I get is the same snowy flash for a split second and the following error window pops up.

ERROR
There is a problem with your XConfigurator. You may go back and modify your config.

I've modifyed my XF86Config file and still I get this problem. One thing I've noticed is that it can't find my System Clock Chip and I'm not sure which one ASUS uses for its "A7V133" board so I just pick the top Generic Clock selection (Recommended) in Xconfigurator (could the clock be the problem?)

I've got a Matrox Millenium G200 AGP (Not PCI) video card.

The XFree86.9.log file says:
agpgart: Detected Via Apollo KT133 chipset <--Thats right

(==) MGA(0): I2C bus "DDC" initialization
MGA(0): I2C device "DDC:dd2" registered
MGA(0): I2C device "DDC:dd2" removed
MGA(0): Monitor Info (nil)
(==) MGA(0): No DDC signal
MGA(0) DDC Monitor infonil) <---I've got an off brand monitor but I've inputed the correct horizontal and vertical frequencies.
My monitor is called a REalFlat RealSync 770F with horiz=30-70kHz
and vertical=50-160Hz. When I let the system probe for my monitor it comes up with a DPC3770 monitor whatever that is at the same frequencies.


Could the mouse be causing this video problem since it does'nt seem to be recognizing my mouse either.
2)I've put the following into my XF86config-4 file for my usb mouse:
Option "Protocol" "USB"




Thankyou thankyou thankyou..................
 
Old 03-20-2002, 07:24 PM   #2
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You seem to have a few errors there post your entire /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 for us to look at.
 
Old 03-20-2002, 10:27 PM   #3
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Question Copy Linux file to WindowsXP easy NOT

Whats the best way to do that since this is a dual boot system (WindowsXP on harddisk 1, Linux 7.2 on harddisk2) I want to copy the XF86Config-4 file over to either the WindowsXP harddisk or a dos formated floppy disk to give you that file from the Windows Explorer Browser.


I think theres a way to mount an WindowsXP (Fat32) harddisk partition from Linux isn't there? Heres the rundown on my computer:

hda CDROM writer
hde1 WindowsXP partition
hdf RedHat Linux 7.2




Help me..........................................I'm only a

Last edited by rrose42; 03-21-2002 at 12:56 AM.
 
Old 03-20-2002, 10:55 PM   #4
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You can do it with a dos floppy.
 
Old 03-21-2002, 12:56 AM   #5
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dos floppy?

Ok here is is Aussie;



# XFree86 4.0 configuration generated by Xconfigurator

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "XFree86 Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

# By default, Red Hat Linux 6.0 and later use xfs

Section "Files"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

# Module loading section

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-buffering
Load "GLcore" # OpenGL support
Load "dri" # Direct rendering infrastructure
Load "glx" # OpenGL X protocol interface
Load "extmod" # Misc. required extensions
Load "v4l" # Video4Linux
# Load "pex5" # PHIGS for X 3D environment (obsolete)
# Load "record" # X event recorder
# Load "xie" # X Image Extension (obsolete)
# You only need the following two modules if you do not use xfs.
# Load "freetype" # TrueType font handler
# Load "type1" # Adobe Type 1 font handler
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "off"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "DPC3770"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Unknown"
HorizSync 30 - 70
VertRefresh 50 - 160
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Matrox Millennium G200"
Driver "mga"
BoardName "Unknown"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Linux Frame Buffer"
Driver "fbdev"
BoardName "Unknown"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Matrox Millennium G200"
Monitor "DPC3770"
DefaultDepth 8
Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection
From root Wed Mar 20 22:38:33 2002
To: rrose42
Subject: XF86Config

This is it....





Thanks again,

Last edited by rrose42; 03-21-2002 at 11:43 AM.
 
Old 03-22-2002, 11:23 AM   #6
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Strange. You're missing modelines. X wouldn't know what resolutions to use for the monitor. They're under "monitor section".
 
Old 03-22-2002, 06:01 PM   #7
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You seem to have a few things missing from that file, I don't know if that is a redhat thing or not but you might want to backup your existing config and do "xf86config" to generate a new one. Here is mine for comparison,
Code:
# File generated by xf86config.

#
# Copyright (c) 1999 by The XFree86 Project, Inc.
#
# Refer to the XF86Config(4/5) man page for details about the format of 
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Module section -- this  section  is used to specify
# which dynamically loadable modules to load.
# **********************************************************************
#
Section "Module"

# This loads the DBE extension module.

    Load        "dbe"  	# Double buffer extension

# This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
# initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
    SubSection  "extmod"
#      Option    "omit xfree86-dga"   # don't initialise the DGA extension
    EndSubSection

# This loads the Type1 and FreeType font modules
    Load        "type1"
    Load        "freetype"

# This loads the GLX module
    Load       "glx"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Files section.  This allows default font and rgb paths to be set
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"

# The location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
# no need to change the default.

    RgbPath	"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (which are concatenated together),
# as well as specifying multiple comma-separated entries in one FontPath
# command (or a combination of both methods)
# 
# If you don't have a floating point coprocessor and emacs, Mosaic or other
# programs take long to start up, try moving the Type1 and Speedo directory
# to the end of this list (or comment them out).
# 

    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
    FontPath   "/use/X11R6/lib/fonts/truetype/"

# The module search path.  The default path is shown here.

#    ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Server flags section.
# **********************************************************************

Section "ServerFlags"

# Uncomment this to cause a core dump at the spot where a signal is 
# received.  This may leave the console in an unusable state, but may
# provide a better stack trace in the core dump to aid in debugging

#    Option "NoTrapSignals"

# Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><BS> server abort sequence
# This allows clients to receive this key event.

#    Option "DontZap"

# Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> mode switching
# sequences.  This allows clients to receive these key events.

#    Option "Dont Zoom"

# Uncomment this to disable tuning with the xvidtune client. With
# it the client can still run and fetch card and monitor attributes,
# but it will not be allowed to change them. If it tries it will
# receive a protocol error.

#    Option "DisableVidModeExtension"

# Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local xvidtune client. 

#    Option "AllowNonLocalXvidtune"

# Uncomment this to disable dynamically modifying the input device
# (mouse and keyboard) settings. 

#    Option "DisableModInDev"

# Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local client to
# change the keyboard or mouse settings (currently only xset).

#    Option "AllowNonLocalModInDev"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Input devices
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Core keyboard's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

    Identifier	"Keyboard1"
    Driver	"Keyboard"
#    Option     "Protocol"      "Xqueue"
    Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
#    Option	"Xleds"      "1 2 3"
#    Option "LeftAlt"     "Meta"
#    Option "RightAlt"    "ModeShift"
#    Option "XkbModel"    "pc102"
#    Option "XkbModel"    "microsoft"
#    Option "XkbLayout"   "de"
#    Option "XkbVariant"  "nodeadkeys"
#    Option "XkbOptions"  "ctrl:swapcaps"

# These are the default XKB settings for XFree86
#    Option "XkbRules"    "xfree86"
#    Option "XkbModel"    "pc101"
#    Option "XkbLayout"   "us"
#    Option "XkbVariant"  ""
#    Option "XkbOptions"  ""
#    Option "XkbDisable"

    Option "XkbRules"	"xfree86"
    Option "XkbModel"	"microsoft"
    Option "XkbLayout"	"us"

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Core Pointer's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

    Identifier	"Mouse1"
    Driver	"mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/psaux"
    Option "Buttons"      "7"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
#    Option "Protocol"	"Xqueue"
#    Option "BaudRate"	"9600"
#    Option "SampleRate"	"150"
#    Option "Emulate3Buttons"
#    Option "Emulate3Timeout"    "50"
#    Option "ChordMiddle"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Monitor section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of monitor sections may be present

Section "Monitor"

    Identifier  "My Monitor"
    HorizSync   30 - 72
    VertRefresh 50 - 120

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

# Standard VGA Device:

Section "Device"
    Identifier	"Standard VGA"
    VendorName	"Unknown"
    BoardName	"Unknown"
#    Chipset	"generic"
    Driver     "vga"
#    BusID      "PCI:0:10:0"
#    VideoRam	256
#    Clocks	25.2 28.3

EndSection

# Device configured by xf86config:

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "NVIDIA GeForce"
    Driver      "nvidia"
    VideoRam    65536
    Option      "NvAgp"           "1"
#    Option      "NoAccel"         "true"
    Option      "NoRenderAccel"   "true"
    # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "NVIDIA GeForce"
    Monitor     "My Monitor"
    DefaultDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes       "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes       "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# ServerLayout sections.
# **********************************************************************

Section "ServerLayout"

# The Identifier line must be present
    Identifier  "Simple Layout"


    Screen "Screen 1"

    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"

EndSection
(the server layout section is completelymissing from your config).
 
Old 03-27-2002, 12:34 PM   #8
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got it fixed, Answered

Fixed the mouse setup and now X-Windows comes up.
XWindows is completely depended on recognizing the mouse and when it does'nt it explodes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1



Thanks for your help guys!
 
  


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