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Old 08-20-2003, 11:16 PM   #1
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Problem with ProSavageDDR 266 in X


I see there are some suggestions on how to setup
an XF86Config file to properly configure an X server
on a system with an S3 Inc. [ProSavageDDR K4M266]
embedded video card. I have followed the suggestion
of creating a configuration file with X -configure
and applied my montior's Horiz and Vert sync parameters
but am still having a problem.

This seems to be an odd problem as the XFree86.0.log
file seems to indicate that everything is working properly.

The problem seems to commence with Start KDE: as follows:
Startkde: starting up ...
>>Running as realtime process now (priority 50)
mcop warning: user defined signal handler found for SIG_PIPE, overriding
ksmserver: fatal IO error: client killed
ICE default IO error doing an an exit(), PID = 532 errno = 0
ICE default IO error doing an an exit(), PID = 536 errno = 0
ICE default IO error doing an an exit(), PID = 539 errno = 0
ICE default IO error doing an an exit(), PID = 545 errno = 0
ICE default IO error doing an an exit(), PID = 546 errno = 0

These error messages appear at the terminal not in the log file.
I use startx and the screen remains blank. I then use Ctrl-Alt-Backspace
to kill the X server. The aforementioned messages appear as
part of the console output.

The above occurs with the resolution set to 1024x768 or 800x600.
If I set the screen resolution to 640x480, the KDE desktop starts
and appears but the entire screen includes only the approximate
upper left 25% of the desktop screen. If I try to change resolutions
with Ctrl-Alt-Plus, the screen blanks (Yes, the config file is setup
for this).
The console output appears differently as follows:

mcop warning: user defined signal handler found for SIG_PIPE, overriding
QFont::setPixelSize: Pixel size <= 0(-1)

Anyone have a solution for this problem?

TIA.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 09:08 PM   #2
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Turns out it is a driver problem, which can be partially
solved with the addition of a device option in XF86Config.
 
  


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