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Old 12-31-2007, 12:22 PM   #1
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X Server Error Messages After Updates (2007.0 -> 2007.1)


I got these messages after running updates which changed my Mandriva from 2007.0 to 2007.1. (I've also updated XFree86/Xorg.) I used both free & non-free repositories. I've even gone so far as to use the original KDE Mandriva One (2007.0) live CD to copy the xorg.conf file over to my HD.

Quote:
(WW) RADEON: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:1:0:0) found
(EE) No devices detected
Fatal server error:
no screens found
XIO: Fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
System specs:
  • Linux 2.6.17-5mdv legacy (kernel)
  • 1.6 P4 with almost 1G RAM
  • KDE/Mandriva
  • fglrx driver for ATI Radeon card

I searched the Internet and cannot find what I need. I know the problem lies in the config file: /etc/X11/xorg.conf but I don't know how to recognize it.

I know there is a log file associated with this, too: /var/log/Xorg.0.log. Again, I am unable to tell what I need to fix.

Thank you for your help.

Last edited by marietechie; 12-31-2007 at 12:38 PM. Reason: more info
 
Old 12-31-2007, 12:26 PM   #2
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No matching Device section for instance ??? found

From X.org
http://www.x.org/wiki/FAQWarningMessages :
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This means that the driver is able to drive the PCI device (chip) mentioned (here the one with the ID: 1:0:0) but the Xserver cannot find a valid device section for it in the Xserver config file. Without a device section this chip cannot be used. If the config file doesn't contain any other valid device section the server will terminate with the error message: (EE) No devices detected.
From
http://fixunix.com/x/19496-newbie-qu...ont-start.html :
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Here are the relevant sections:

XF86Config :

Section "Device"
Identifier "Generic Video Card"
Driver "radeon"
BusID "PCI:0:1:0"
VideoRam 128
EndSection

XFree86.0.log :
(WW) RADEON: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:1:0:0)
(WW) RADEON: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:2:12:0)
(WW) RADEON: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:2:12:1)
(EE) No devices detected.
So... I know these are the sections I should be concerned about. Correct? I'll see if I can post MY xorg.conf for you. (Is there an easy way to do this from the command line?)

[Edit]
Here are the sections of MY xorg.conf file:
Quote:
Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "ATI Technologies, Inc."
BoardName "ATI Radeon (fglrx)"
Driver "fglrx"
Screen 0
Bus ID "PCI:1:0:0"
Option "DPMS"
Option "FSAAMSPosY1" "0.000000"
Option "StereoSyncEnable" "1"

[There are other parts to this section, e.g. #==== disable PnP Monitor === , #==== Video
Overlay for the XV extension === , and so on. Let me know if you need them posted.]
Quote:
Section "Device"
Identifier "device2"
VendorName "ATI Technologies, Inc."
BoardName "ATI Radeon (fglrx)"
Driver "ati"
Screen 0
Bus ID "PCI:1:0:1"
Option "DPMS"
Option "XaaNoOffscreenPixMaps" "1"
Quote:
Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
Default Color Depth 24

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen2"
Device "device2"
Monitor "monitor1"
Default Color Depth 24
[/Edit]

Last edited by marietechie; 12-31-2007 at 01:32 PM. Reason: more info
 
Old 12-31-2007, 05:04 PM   #3
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Arrow SOLVED using MCC via root

At the command line (as root), type:
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mcc
Select graphic/display -> graphic card.

You're basically reconfiguring your driver. Select the proprietary one or the xorg one (scroll down). There are pros & cons. Either seemed to work for my Radeon All in Wonder 8500.

When you are done, you can test to see if it works for you by typing:
Quote:
startx
on the command line.

Last edited by marietechie; 12-31-2007 at 05:06 PM.
 
Old 01-01-2008, 06:46 AM   #4
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You can also just run the command XFdrake from within a GUI or the CLI if you want to reconfigure your X settings.
 
Old 01-01-2008, 08:34 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by reddazz View Post
You can also just run the command XFdrake from within a GUI or the CLI if you want to reconfigure your X settings.
I couldn't get into a GUI until I tried mcc, et al.
 
  


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