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Old 09-09-2003, 09:32 AM   #1
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xfree86config-4 problems


I downloaded the schneider-digital drivers and followed everything in the readme.

the screens are setup fin in my xf86config-4 file, but i am having problems with my agp it seems.

After adding the modprobes to /etc/rc.d/rc/modules
and rebooting I can't startx again.
I had to use "modprobe agpgart agp_try_unsupported=1" to make the agpgart module load.

Output from logfile:

Code:
(EE) fglrx(0): [agp] unable to acquire AGP, error "xf86_ENOMEM"
(EE) fglrx(0): cannot init AGP

   *** If unresolved symbols were reported above, they might not
   *** be the reason for the server aborting.

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11.  Server aborting
How can I fix this?
 
Old 09-09-2003, 02:25 PM   #2
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If you are using Slackware 9.0, then you need to edit /etc/X11/XF86Config. The file xf86config-4 is used in Mandrake and probably others, but not Slack. You may get away with renaming the file.
You may like to know that X is started from various window managers (if you have /etc/inittab set to

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:4:initdefault:

if set as above, then /etc/rc.d/rc.4 is called, which can be modified to start gnome or kde etc as required.

if set to

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:3:initdefault:

then you will boot to the command line. Even if you prefer a gui to load automatically, this is very useful at times, eg for running scripts for video card drivers, eg the nvidia driver, and very likely the ATI ones as well, although I am not familiar with the setup process for ATI cards.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 08:08 PM   #3
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XF86Config-4 IS being used by Slackware.


With the original VGA drivers it used XF86Config to start X but when I installed new drivers for my radeon 9000, it switched to using XF86Config-4.

I have now built all the modules and tried modprobing them and they load under lsmod, but there is a problem with the agpgart it seems.

What has gone wrong?
 
Old 09-10-2003, 11:22 AM   #4
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sorry ludeKing, looks like I am not qualified to answer your question.

There is a long post I found by searching this site

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ht=radeon+9000

hopefully it may shed some light on your problem
 
Old 09-10-2003, 11:55 AM   #5
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Originally posted by ludeKing
XF86Config-4 IS being used by Slackware.

NO it does NOT. And as long as you insist on using this config file, You are going to have problems using Slackware!!

XF86Config can be used for your Video Card and Drivers, Learn how to edit it properly............
 
Old 09-10-2003, 09:22 PM   #6
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Exclamation

If it is not, why then is the logfile telling me this:
Code:
XFree86 Version 4.3.0
Release Date: 27 February 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.20 i686 [ELF] 
Build Date: 01 March 2003
	Before reporting problems, check http://www.XFree86.Org/
	to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
         (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
         (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Tue Sep  9 18:23:34 2003
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4"
It was using the original xf86config file until i installed new vid drivers, now it is using xf86config-4.

But lets assume I'm wrong. How would I go about editing the xf86config file to get me into X with the agpsupport?
 
Old 09-10-2003, 09:33 PM   #7
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tobyl, thanks for that link, i did follow those instructions and am reading more of the thred.

Cheers.
 
Old 09-10-2003, 11:18 PM   #8
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OK. XFree86 4.3.0 (or 4.anything for that matter), the version that is included with Slack 9, will use XF86Config-4 if it finds it. If it does not find it, then it will use XF86Config. Since there is only one version of X included in Slack 9, there was no reason to name the file XF86Config-4. If you do have two files, however, and one of them is named XF86Config-4, then it will use this one and ignore the other. Just because Slack 9's XFree86 will use XF86Config, does not mean it can't use XF86Config-4.
 
Old 09-11-2003, 04:26 AM   #9
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Thats right. XF86Config-4, if found, is used preferentially.

I fixed my prob by the way.
In fglrxconfigm where it asks do I want to use the external agp module, i originally said no, now i did it again and said yes.

I then loaded the agpgart module with the parameters "agp_try_unsupported=1" and it loaded ok and then fglrx and it loaded and now its started X.

I am about to reboot and see how it all goes.
Wish me luck.
 
  


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