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Old 12-12-2004, 02:22 PM   #1
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startx gives a blank screen - 3dfx voodoo3

When I run X -configure i get an error. I have a 3dfx voodoo3. So I don't think it should matter whether or not I have this module. But, I tried compiling it into the kernel, tried compiling it as a module, tried compiling the other intel modules. nothing worked.

But, whenever I run X -config /root/ the screen just goes blank. X seems to have guessed my hardware exactly when I look in voodoo3, gateway vx900 monitor (and refresh rates).

I read another post that said try: TDFX_RISKY="yes" emerge xorg-x11. but, that didn't help either.

here is the relevent section in Xorg.0.log:
(II) LoadModule: "i810"
(II) Reloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/driversi810_drv.o
(II) UnloadModule: "i810"
(EE) Failed to load module: "810" (once only module, -1073747660)
Old 12-12-2004, 03:24 PM   #2
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startx blank screen solved -voodoo3

for some reason it didn't add any resolutions to the display sections.

so i added this line to xorg.conf:
Modes "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"


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