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Old 09-18-2005, 09:04 AM   #1
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xorg-x11 6.8.2 problems...


Hello,

When I started my PC this morning, the display got screwed up when it wanted to start X. Luckily I can still access the PC via my laptop, and after some searching I remembered that yesterday evening I did a 'yum upgrade', which upgraded xorg-x11 from version 6.8.1 to 6.8.2. I think that it has something to do with this upgrade, but I did not find anything useful on Google. Simply copying the /etc/X11/xorg.conf~ save file to the current file did not solve the problem. I'm running FC3 on the PC.

Any suggestions?

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Regulus
 
Old 09-18-2005, 09:34 AM   #2
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If you are running a 3rd party driver like the nvidia or ATI driver those usually needs to be reinstalled after an upgrade of X.
 
Old 09-18-2005, 09:36 AM   #3
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Originally posted by Zeistler
If you are running a 3rd party driver like the nvidia or ATI driver those usually needs to be reinstalled after an upgrade of X.
As far as I am aware this is not the case. I installed Fedora Core 3 out of the box. Could you tell me how I can check if my drivers need to be reinstalled?

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Old 09-18-2005, 10:07 AM   #4
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FC3 doesn't contain any 3rd party drivers so that's not your problem then....

I don't know how the Fedora repositories work but sometimes it is possible to mistakenly install a package intended for a newer version of the distro. Like Fedora Core 4.
 
Old 09-18-2005, 10:14 AM   #5
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Hoi Zeistler,

Thanks for your reply.

Quote:
Originally posted by Zeistler

I don't know how the Fedora repositories work but sometimes it is possible to mistakenly install a package intended for a newer version of the distro. Like Fedora Core 4.
This is also not the case. These are the rpms that yum installed (from /var/log/yum.log):
Code:
Sep 17 21:14:16 Updated: xorg-x11-deprecated-libs-devel.i386 6.8.2-1.FC3.45
Sep 17 21:14:44 Updated: xorg-x11-libs.i386 6.8.2-1.FC3.45
Sep 17 21:14:44 Updated: xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL.i386 6.8.2-1.FC3.45
Sep 17 21:14:44 Updated: xorg-x11-font-utils.i386 6.8.2-1.FC3.45
Sep 17 21:14:45 Updated: xorg-x11-Mesa-libGLU.i386 6.8.2-1.FC3.45
Sep 17 21:14:45 Updated: xorg-x11-xauth.i386 6.8.2-1.FC3.45
Sep 17 21:15:09 Updated: xorg-x11-devel.i386 6.8.2-1.FC3.45
Sep 17 21:15:10 Updated: xorg-x11-xfs.i386 6.8.2-1.FC3.45
Sep 17 21:15:20 Updated: xorg-x11.i386 6.8.2-1.FC3.45
Sep 17 21:15:21 Updated: xorg-x11-deprecated-libs.i386 6.8.2-1.FC3.45
Sep 17 21:15:21 Updated: xorg-x11-xdm.i386 6.8.2-1.FC3.45
Sep 17 21:15:21 Updated: xorg-x11-twm.i386 6.8.2-1.FC3.45
Sep 17 21:15:22 Updated: xorg-x11-tools.i386 6.8.2-1.FC3.45
They are all FC3...

However, the problem does seem to be related to the video card. /etc/X11/xorg.conf contains these lines on my videocard:
Code:
Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "i810"
        VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
        BoardName   "Intel 865"
EndSection
and the last lines in /var/log/Xorg.0.log have this to say:
Code:
(WW) I810(0): Extended BIOS function 0x5f05 failed.
(II) I810(0): xf86BindGARTMemory: bind key 8 at 0x00000000 (pgoffset 0)
(WW) I810(0): xf86BindGARTMemory: binding of gart memory with key 8
        at offset 0x0 failed (Invalid argument)

Fatal server error:
AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0
Does this make any sense?

Regards,
Regulus
 
  


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