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Old 10-09-2004, 11:20 AM   #1
chriscore
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rc.gpm and X11 troubles


Hey there everyone.

I am currently having troubles with setting up my Slack 10 installation.

This is just a small 'intro', if you will, for my situation.

-I had previously had a slack10 install working,when X11 suddenly broke - I reformatted and have run into a number of problems. I am using a Nforce2 board, with anATI radeon 9800 and a Samsung SyncMaster 753s.


-Problem Outline-

1-Mouse and K/B fail work if i don't chmod -x or rename rc.gpm
2-Mouse and K/B fail to work in X even after I chmod -x or rename rc.gpm
3-When(no,no, If I am able get X to 'load'), my screen gives me a Sync error, or failing that, loads with a big screen size and with the problems from number 2.


---These problems are all occurring after numerous formats and installs.

Now, lets get a bit more in depth with these problems.

1-Mouse and K/B fail work if I don't chmod -x or rename rc.gpm
I guess this is not so much a problem, as much as it is me wanting to gain knowledge(*gasp* )

Why is it, that this stops both the mouse AND the keyboard from working, and why is it happening on a formatted and freshly installed installations. This truly baffles me as it worked fine on a previous install.
This really only becomes a problem if it is what is prohibiting my mouse and keyboard from working in X??

2-Mouse and K/B fail to work in X even after I chmod -x or rename rc.gpm

The Keyboard and mouse don't work, even if I change the xorg.conf settings to cater for my mouse using "IMPS/2", does this perhaps have anything to do with rc.gmp? They also fail to work in xorgcfg but work on xorgsetup and xorgconfig(just the keyboard)

3-When(no,no, If I am able get X to 'load'), my screen gives me a Sync error, or failing that, loads with a big screen size and with the problems from number 2.
No matter what I do, there is some problem with X. these are the problems i have encountered so far.
-Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration(which is an error 104)
-Screen is big, no matter the settings I use for xorgconfig
-Mouse and keyboard don't respond.
-Screen gives me a 'Sync out of range' error, although I have used the Sync ranges from the manafacturer.

I guess the thing that baffles me is that this worked at first, but it isn't working now, even after multiple formats and installs.

..And I thought network and sound were going to be trouble with this Nforce2, but nooo, they work perfectly

One last thing, Although I do want solutions, I would also like to know WHY these things are happining and HOW the solution will fix the problem, so I can better my linux knowledge. Thanks!
 
Old 10-09-2004, 11:35 AM   #2
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hi there,
after you had a no-start, look in the file /var/log/xorg.0.log.
there you'll find error-messages.

egag
 
Old 10-09-2004, 03:17 PM   #3
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Just disable gpm, uninstall it, or rename it. It causes problems with some hardware.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 11:01 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by egag
hi there,
after you had a no-start, look in the file /var/log/xorg.0.log.
there you'll find error-messages.

egag
I have now configured X so it is starting all the time, however the resolution is still always very big, no matter what settings I try.
In the error log, I find many lines similar to this, but with hanging resolutions.
Code:
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "400x300" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "400x300" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "512x384" (bad mode clock/interlace/doublescan)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using default mode "512x384" (bad mode clock/interlace/doublescan)
Then at the end of these lines
Code:
(II) RADEON(0): Not using mode "1280x1024" (no mode of this name)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using mode "1024x768" (no mode of this name)
(II) RADEON(0): Not using mode "800x600" (no mode of this name)
(--) RADEON(0): Virtual size is 640x480 (pitch 640)
(**) RADEON(0): *Default mode "640x480": 25.2 MHz, 31.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "640x480"   25.20  640 656 752 800  480 490 492 525 -hsync -vsync
(--) RADEON(0): Display dimensions: (320, 240) mm
Quote:
Originally posted by gnashley
Just disable gpm, uninstall it, or rename it. It causes problems with some hardware.
I HAVE disabled it, thats how I am able to actually use my keyboard.
But I just cant understand why it wouldn't be working on the EXACT same system when it did on an install only two days before, I have uninstalled it(using removepkg) I have also tried using the tgz from Slackware current, all with the same results.




I have tried a number of settings in xorg.conf

Code:
    Identifier	"Mouse1"
    Driver	"mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "IntelliMouse"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"

    Identifier	"Mouse1"
    Driver	"mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"

    Identifier	"Mouse1"
    Driver	"mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/psaux"
None of these work.

I am unable to do anything within my knowledge to get this wokring.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 02:33 AM   #5
chriscore
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Well, I have figured out the gpm problem.
I just followed the instructions from
jdvelasquezs
post, and now the mouse is now working in X.


I still find it very weird how it worked on my first few installations, then it just stopped working. Oh well.

Now to figure out these damn resolution issues :P

Last edited by chriscore; 10-10-2004 at 02:37 AM.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 06:56 AM   #6
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hi,

in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf , look at the screen-section, and subsect. display.
try to fill in only the resolution you want for the defaultdepth you've chosen.
i did that a while ago when i had probs with resolution.

egag
 
  


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