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Old 03-25-2005, 12:32 AM   #1
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Xorg Problems with Slackware 10.1 and Dell Dimension 3000


Hi, I am new to linux and slackware, currently I am trying to use and make a good friendship with Slackware to remplace windows, now I am having some problems starting the X Server on my Dell Dimension 3000.

Slackware installed fine and worked, I have tried a LIVE CD from Ubuntu and the GNOME started with the CD...


However, I get the following errors 'startx' :

(EE) I810(0): No VIDEO BIOS modes for chosen depth.
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server errors:
no screens found.

XI0: fatail I0 error 104 (connection reset b peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

My computer specs are the following (from dell.com)
Quantity Parts # Part Description

1 M5264 PROCESSOR, 80546, 2.8, 1M, PENTIUM 4 PRESCOTT DT, 533, D0
1 7N242 KEYBOARD, 104, UNITED STATES, SILITEK, LOW COST, MIDNIGHT GRAY
1 F2854 KIT, MOUSE, PERSONAL SYSTEM 2, 2BTN, WHEEL, PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD
1 J0201 DUAL IN-LINE MEMORY MODULE, 256, 400M, 32X64, 8K, 184
1 X2749 MODEM, V.92, DATA FAX, INTERNAL, DONNY, DELL AMERICAS ORGANIZATION
1 P0151 DISPLAY, CATHODE-RAY TUBE, 17, DUAL, E773C, MIDNIGHT GRAY, DELL AMERICAS ORGANIZATION
1 P5333 HARD DRIVE, 80G, I, 7.2K, 2M, 80G/P, SEAGATE-ALPINE
1 M1210 ASSEMBLY, FLOPPY DRIVE, 212, 2
1 T7166 KIT, SOFTWARE, WP-PRDCT-STE12, ENGLAND/ENGLISH, V2
1 R2553 KIT, SOFTWARE, OVERPACK, WXPHSP1A, COMPACT DISKETTE W/DOCUMENTATION, ENGLAND/ENGLISH
1 Y6575 COMPACT DISK READ WRITE, 48X32, IDE (INTEGRATED DRIVE ELECTRONICS), SAMSUNG, MIDNIGHT GRAY, V2

I use (for windows XP) the following video driver downloaded from Dell.

Intel Springdale G Integrated Video

On X -configure (the config generator) says the card is: 82865G Integrated Graphics Device.


I have raised the BIOS memory from 1MB to 8MB (max) that someone said it worked for him, it hasn't worked for me...

How could I get my X linux dell pc working?

Thanks
 
Old 03-25-2005, 12:46 AM   #2
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issue xorgconfig in the commandline and try reconfigure X. You need to know correct informations about your graphic card and monitor specs.

Cheers
 
Old 03-25-2005, 01:13 AM   #3
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Quote:
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issue xorgconfig in the commandline and try reconfigure X. You need to know correct informations about your graphic card and monitor specs.

Cheers
Hi!

Thanks for your reply, I have done what you said and now I only get

(EE) VGA(0): driver can't support depth 24
 
Old 03-25-2005, 01:28 AM   #4
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When you reconfigur X, did you choose just depth 24?
It supposed to go to lower depth like 16 if your screen can't handle depth 24 and then 8 if your screen can't handle depth 16

Try to change your default depth to 16 if it is work.

Here is my screen section from /etc/X11/xorg.conf file
You can manually edit xorg.conf file if you only got that error.

# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present. Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen. A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen 1"
Device "Radeon"
Monitor "My Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
EndSection
 
Old 03-25-2005, 01:36 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by bbo
When you reconfigur X, did you choose just depth 24?
It supposed to go to lower depth like 16 if your screen can't handle depth 24 and then 8 if your screen can't handle depth 16

Try to change your default depth to 16 if it is work.
Hi,

On the configuration screen I selected just depth 24.

After what you said I have tested depth 16 and didn't work. I tried depth 8 and started but like this:

http://img55.exs.cx/img55/7738/image0461ed.jpg

I started windows and looked at my config, I can run 16 Bit and 32 bit depth on Win32, why not in linux?
 
Old 03-25-2005, 01:44 AM   #6
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Maybe I found why...

http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scri...4&DwnldID=8211

But it's an RPM, can I run/install these on Slack?
 
Old 03-25-2005, 01:51 AM   #7
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you can change RPM package to tgz using rpm2tgz command

rpm2tgz yourRPMfile

it will change your RPM file to .tgz file

then use this command

installpkg yourfile.tgz

to install
 
Old 03-25-2005, 01:53 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by bbo
you can change RPM package to tgz using rpm2tgz command

rpm2tgz yourRPMfile

it will change your RPM file to .tgz file

then use this command

installpkg yourfile.tgz

to install
wow thanks

One last question, I am running Xorg not XFree86 like it shows on thier documentation they say XFree86 is requiered, can we bypass it or will it work the same?

http://support.intel.com/support/gra.../CS-010512.htm
 
Old 03-25-2005, 01:55 AM   #9
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I think so
Xorg is newer version of XFree86

Cheers
 
Old 03-25-2005, 02:20 AM   #10
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I just had this to pass on to my head, if I didn't setup a SWAP partition, could that be why that the system doesn't run 24 bits?
 
Old 03-25-2005, 11:23 PM   #11
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I've never installed Linux without Swap partition, so I'm not sure.
Try to reconfigure xorgconfig?
 
Old 03-26-2005, 08:59 AM   #12
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I've never installed Linux without Swap partition, so I'm not sure.
Try to reconfigure xorgconfig?
Hi!

I re-installed Slack and this time with a 200Mb SWAP linux partition worked

Thanks for all your help!!
 
Old 03-26-2005, 10:23 AM   #13
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Cool!
 
  


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