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Old 09-02-2002, 08:31 AM   #1
lnxnb
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Unhappy X problems... help!


Hey - I posted once before about my Kyro I 32Mb card not working under Red Hat 7.3. Now PowerVR released new drivers for 7.3 about a week ago. I installed the RPM, and am VERY close to it working, but smth weird happens:

I follow the directions as to installing the RPM and configuring the XF86Config-4 file. Then I start X. The X server seems to really start! The monitor flinches as if it's about to display the desktop or smth - it clicks as it changes resolution, and then...... HANGS.

If I wait I might see a purple line of random pixels going across the screen, but that's about it.

Please help!
 
Old 09-02-2002, 12:00 PM   #2
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What did the "instructions" say for configuring the file. You may want to run Xconfigurator, or xf86config.

HTH
 
Old 09-02-2002, 02:26 PM   #3
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rpm -Uvh powervr-2.00.20-369.rh73.athlon.rpm

Then:


1) First you must determine the busID of your KYRO card, this is
done by the command:

Red Hat:
/sbin/lspci | grep VGA | grep SGS

This should result in an output of the form:

XX:YY.Z VGA compatible controller: SGS Thomson Microelectronics:
Unknown device 0010 (rev BB)

where
XX:YY.Z is the bus ID of the device
BB is the type of KYRO 01 = KYRO-I, 07 = KYRO-II

**** AFTER I DO THIS I SEE "01:00.0 VGA compatib..." - is that OK??

2) Now copy the sample XF86 config file
(/etc/X11/XF86KyroSampleConfig) to /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.

3) Edit the XF86 config file (/etc/X11/XF86Config-4) to modify the line:

BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
to be
BusID "PCI:XX:YY:Z"

Notice that XX, YY are returned as hex while XF86Config-4 must
have decimal values.

4) Again in the XF86 config file uncomment the mouse appropriate
section for your mouse, either PS/2 intellimouse or 2 button
PS/2 mouse. The country code of your keyboard can also be
edited at this time, it is immediately above the mouse sections.

5) Uncomment the appropriate font server section (located at the
top of the file immediately after the serverlayout section).

6) Check that there is a symlink from /etc/X11/X to
/usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86 (there may already be a symlink from
/etc/X11/X, this should be removed) i.e

if [ -e /etc/X11/X ]; then rm -f /etc/X11/X; fi;
ln -s /usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86 /etc/X11/X
7) Run startx
 
Old 09-02-2002, 03:03 PM   #4
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The only moment it can fail to result in such a hang is step 1. There migh be also a mistake in step 2, but it's less likely.
Copy here the result of
cat /proc/pci
NOTE: Is *athlon* package right for you? Are you using the kernel that came with RH or you have compiled one yourself?
 
Old 09-02-2002, 04:26 PM   #5
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Post /proc/pci file

1) I installed the Athlon package only because I have an Athlon Tbird - was there more to it than that?? I also wanted to try installing the i686 package, but didn't know how to uninstall the athlon one, and it wouldn't let me write it over, even if i used "--force"

2) When I boot it says "Kernel 2.4.18-3 on an i686."
The kernel was installed from the CD.

3) I examined the x86 log file that it writes after every X initiation, and found something that might give a clue (although not to me):

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11. Server aborting

As I said before, however, something does happen, and the server doesn't crash with a bunch of blabber as it used to.

Now here's the /proc/pci file:
-----------------------------------------------------------------

PCI devices found:
Bus 0, device 0, function 0:
Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363/8365 [KT133/KM133] (rev 3).
Master Capable. Latency=8.
Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xf8000000 [0xfbffffff].
Bus 0, device 1, function 0:
PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363/8365 [KT133/KM133 AGP] (rev 0).
Master Capable. No bursts. Min Gnt=12.
Bus 0, device 7, function 0:
ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South] (rev 64).
Bus 0, device 7, function 1:
IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. Bus Master IDE (rev 6).
Master Capable. Latency=32.
I/O at 0xd000 [0xd00f].
Bus 0, device 7, function 2:
USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. UHCI USB (rev 26).
IRQ 11.
Master Capable. Latency=32.
I/O at 0xd400 [0xd41f].
Bus 0, device 7, function 3:
USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. UHCI USB (#2) (rev 26).
IRQ 11.
Master Capable. Latency=32.
I/O at 0xd800 [0xd81f].
Bus 0, device 7, function 4:
Bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI] (rev 64).
IRQ 9.
Bus 0, device 7, function 5:
Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. AC97 Audio Controller (rev 80).
IRQ 5.
I/O at 0xdc00 [0xdcff].
I/O at 0xe000 [0xe003].
I/O at 0xe400 [0xe403].
Bus 0, device 16, function 0:
Ethernet controller: D-Link System Inc RTL8139 Ethernet (rev 16).
IRQ 11.
Master Capable. Latency=32. Min Gnt=32.Max Lat=64.
I/O at 0xec00 [0xecff].
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xdd000000 [0xdd0000ff].
Bus 1, device 0, function 0:
VGA compatible controller: PCI device 104a:0010 (SGS Thomson Microelectronics) (rev 1).
IRQ 10.
Master Capable. Latency=32.
Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xd4000000 [0xd7ffffff].
Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xd8000000 [0xd807ffff].
I/O at 0xc000 [0xc0ff].
 
Old 09-03-2002, 11:17 AM   #6
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Re: /proc/pci file

Quote:
Originally posted by lnxnb
1) I installed the Athlon package only because I have an Athlon Tbird - was there more to it than that?? I also wanted to try installing the i686 package, but didn't know how to uninstall the athlon one, and it wouldn't let me write it over, even if i used "--force"
It looks that the package is OK. But your kernel is compiled for 686, so there might be a problem... To remove your current driver
rpm -e package
Quote:
3) I examined the x86 log file that it writes after every X initiation, and found something that might give a clue (although not to me):

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11. Server aborting

As I said before, however, something does happen, and the server doesn't crash with a bunch of blabber as it used to.

Now here's the /proc/pci file:

Bus 1, device 0, function 0:
VGA compatible controller: PCI device 104a:0010 (SGS Thomson Microelectronics) (rev 1).
IRQ 10.
Master Capable. Latency=32.
Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xd4000000 [0xd7ffffff].
Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xd8000000 [0xd807ffff].
I/O at 0xc000 [0xc0ff].
It looks OK, but something is still wrong. Your card uses IRQ 10, no device uses it, so there's no conflict... Try with i686 package, if still problems, post your XF86Config-4.
 
  


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