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Old 12-22-2003, 05:57 PM   #1
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X won't start, coz mouse not found ; just installed Slackware 9.1


hi, i just installed Slackware 9.1 (kernel 2.4.22) except KDE,GNOME . i have two main problems .
(it's a long post, but i would rather provide as much information as i think is at least needed)
----------------
Problem related specs::::
a. video card is nVidia Geoforce 4
b. monitor is FPD1810 (Gateway's Flat Panel).
c. Logitech USB wheel mouse (optical)
-----------------

------------
Problems:::::
------------

1. i'm unable to install LILO as the boot loader; i did choose to install lilo, but i think it couldn't overwrite the GRUB
in the MBR. i have Windows & RH 9 already setup with GRUB. so is there anyway i can put entries for Slackware OR install
LILO and put RH's and Windows' entries in LILO? and how?.... slckware's "/boot" is 'hdb7' and RH's "/boot" is 'hdb2' ;
and last but not the least, Windows' boot is 'hda1'.

2. when Slackware bootsup (with a boot floppy), before i get the login prompt i get this following error message:
--------------

Updating Xfonts indexes: /usr/X11R6/bin/fc-cache
Starting gpm: /usr/sbin/gpm -m /dev/mouse -t imps2
gpm: oops() invoked from gpm.c(977)
/dev/mouse:no such device

Welcome to Linux 2.4.22(tty1)

slack login:_
--------------

<<<EDIT>>>
i have Logitech's USB wheel mouse, which RH 8/9 recognizes w/o any problems. and i have no problems regarding X server and/or graphical interface in Red hat9. so the following are the files from Redhat9(which is working for me) and from Slackware 9 , where i'm having problems

<<<end of EDIT>>>


XF86Config for Slackware is as follows: (NOTE: i'm copying only mouse/monitor/video card related
text)
-------------------------------------------------------
# *************************************************************
# Core Pointer's InputDevice section
# *************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"

# On platforms where PnP mouse detection is supported the following
# protocol setting can be used when using a newer PnP mouse:

# Option "Protocol" "Auto"

# The available mouse protocols types that you can set below are:
# Auto BusMouse GlidePoint GlidePointPS/2 IntelliMouse IMPS/2
# Logitech Microsoft MMHitTab MMSeries Mouseman MouseManPlusPS/2
# MouseSystems NetMousePS/2 NetScrollPS/2 OSMouse PS/2 SysMouse
# ThinkingMouse ThinkingMousePS/2 Xqueue
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"

# The mouse device. The device is normally set to /dev/mouse,
# which is usually a symbolic link to the real device.

Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
# Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
# Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
# Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS1"

# When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
# the following line.

# Option "Protocol" "Xqueue"

# Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice. In
# almost every case these lines should be omitted.

# Option "BaudRate" "9600"
# Option "SampleRate" "150"

# Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice
# Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)

# Option "Emulate3Buttons"
# Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"

# ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice

# Option "ChordMiddle"

EndSection

# *************************************************************
# Monitor section
# *************************************************************

# Any number of monitor sections may be present

Section "Monitor"

Identifier "My Monitor"

# HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
# HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY. REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

HorizSync 31.5 - 50.0

# HorizSync 30-64 # multisync
# HorizSync 31.5, 35.2 # multiple fixed sync frequencies
# HorizSync 15-25, 30-50 # multiple ranges of sync frequencies

# VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
# VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY. REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

VertRefresh 40-90

EndSection


# *************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# *************************************************************

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

Section "Device"
Identifier "VESA Framebuffer"
Driver "vesa"
#VideoRam 4096
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection

# *************************************************************
# 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 "VESA Framebuffer"
Monitor "My Monitor"

# If your card can handle it, a higher default color depth (like 24 or 32)
# is highly recommended.

# DefaultDepth 8
# DefaultDepth 16
DefaultDepth 24
# DefaultDepth 32

# "1024x768" is also a conservative usable default resolution. If you
# have a better monitor, feel free to try resolutions such as
# "1152x864", "1280x1024", "1600x1200", and "1800x1400" (or whatever your
# card/monitor can produce)

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

EndSection

# *************************************************************
# ServerLayout sections.
# *************************************************************

# Any number of ServerLayout sections may be present. Each describes
# the way multiple screens are organised. A specific ServerLayout
# section may be specified from the X server command line with the
# "-layout" option. In the absence of this, the first section is used.
# When now ServerLayout section is present, the first Screen section
# is used alone.

Section "ServerLayout"

# The Identifier line must be present
Identifier "Simple Layout"

# Each Screen line specifies a Screen section name, and optionally
# the relative position of other screens. The four names after
# primary screen name are the screens to the top, bottom, left and right
# of the primary screen. In this example, screen 2 is located to the
# right of screen 1.

Screen "Screen 1"

# Each InputDevice line specifies an InputDevice section name and
# optionally some options to specify the way the device is to be
# used. Those options include "CorePointer", "CoreKeyboard" and
# "SendCoreEvents".

InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"

EndSection

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



where as my Red Hat 9's XF86Config file is as follows : (NOTE: this is the whole file text)


---------------------------------------------------------

# XFree86 4 configuration created by redhat-config-xfree86

Section "ServerLayout"

#
Identifier "Anaconda Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# The location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "dri"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# Option "AutoRepeat" "500 5"
# when using XQUEUE, comment out the above line, and uncomment the
# following line
# Option "Protocol" "Xqueue"
# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
#Option "XkbOptions" ""
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
#Option "XkbVariant" ""
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "FPD1810"
HorizSync 31.0 - 81.0
VertRefresh 56.0 - 85.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"

# no known options
#BusID
Identifier "NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)"
Driver "vesa"
VendorName "NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection

--------------------------------------------------------------


when i do the 'startx', it looks like graphical screen is going to diplayed ( i can see the blurred horizontal lines, as used to appear in RH9 before graphical display) but then error messages are displayed instead. which are:

-------------------------
(EE) Mouse1: cannot open input device
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "Mouse1"
No core pointer

Fatal server error:
failed to initialize core devices

When reporting problems .........<<<< here the standard error message lines regarding reporting errors to XFree86 are spitted >>>>>>>.......
.........xfree86@xfree86.org

XIO: fatal IO error 104(Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after
0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events
-----------------------------


anyone have any solution, advice or help?

thanks.

Last edited by Pisces107; 12-22-2003 at 07:52 PM.
 
Old 12-22-2003, 06:04 PM   #2
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regarding lilo: are you sure you chose to install it in the MBR ?
try to run liloconfig again

regarding X:
you've already posted the solution... =(
change those lines in the XF86Config from slack ->

Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"

or run xf86config

for the nvidia card, download the drivers, compile the kernel interface and change the XF86Config according to their instructions...

regarding gpm:
take a closer look at /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm
_and_
do a
man gpm

greetz

Last edited by poison; 12-22-2003 at 06:16 PM.
 
Old 12-22-2003, 08:04 PM   #3
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lilo: yes, i chose to install in MBR, anyway i'll try again.

XF86Config for Slack: i have already tried those two changes , but didn't work.

nVidia: i don't have direct problem with nVidia (???) and i didn't have to install any drivers from nVidia in Red hat9. i do suspect X might/must have problems with that too, but at least it doesn't spit out any nVidia error messages (as yet).

gpm: i'll look into the mentioned pages.

it looks like Slack didn' recognize my mouse, and as i have mentioned earlier, i could see the screen which i get in RH9 just before the login screen shows up.

any advice/directions?

thanks.
 
Old 12-22-2003, 08:35 PM   #4
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mouse: you have to set it up...slack won't set up everything for you...
issue a
lsusb
and post the result.
to find out which device file is the right one for your mouse, there's a simple trick:
open a terminal, enter:
cat /dev/mouse

if you see some weird characters when you move the mouse, you know it's the right one.
if not, try
cat /dev/input/mice

which, for your mouse, will likely be the right one.
if non of theese produce something, you probably have to recompile you're kernel and add (Input Core Support|USB Support|HID Support)

NVidia: sure, you don't need to download the nvidia drivers, but it's nice to have 3D acceleration ^^
 
Old 12-23-2003, 07:30 AM   #5
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hi, i did what was mentioned in your earlier post ...but no success (yet).

the output of "lsusb" is:

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Unknown line at line 1809
Duplicate HUT Usage Spec at line 2650
cannot open /proc/bus/usb, No such file or directory (2)
---------

output of "cat /dev/modem" is:

---------
cat: /dev/mouse: No such device
---------


i changed the values for Video Adpator (i-e "vesa" etc), i did the kernel-recompile, i did the "xf86config" using the values which worked for my Red Hat9; but whatever i did, i get the "mouse" related error.

i configured manually using xf86config and used the RH9 values which worked for me in RH9, but no use.

i even recompiled the kernel with USB HID/OHCI etc support but no use.

though, as i stated in my earlier post, when i do the "startx", the same corner-colored screen appears it

appears just before my Redhat startsup in graphical mode(gnome or kde) but then spits out the same old message complaining about no mouse.

ito me, it boils down to that slackware is not recognizing my USB device(s) , that's why my mouse is not working.

is there a way to overcome this problem? it's the third continous day i'm spending on configuring Slackware. hmm..Slack doesn't seem to be straight and simple to install as Red Hat is.

anyways, i'm looking forward for solutions/workaorounds from the Slackers and hope to become one of them ( hope so )

thanks.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 07:53 AM   #6
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Post the following outputs:

$/sbin/lspci
$dmesg
$more /var/log/XFree86.0.log

And, which kernel did you choose at Slackware installation?
 
Old 12-23-2003, 12:02 PM   #7
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Try removing gpm entirely. it often causes problems with mice. gpm is for cut/paste in text mode and since you are trying to run X, I'll assume that's not too important to you
 
Old 12-23-2003, 06:52 PM   #8
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1.dmesg output

hmm....try to see what happens by removing gpm.

kc00l: here's the output of dmesg and in next post i'll post XFree86 log's output and right now i'm typing the lspci output (don't know if i could pci information in some log or else :{ ):

dmesg output:
----------------

Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: Linux version 2.4.22 (root@midas) (gcc version 3.2.3) #6 Tue Sep 2 17:43:01 PDT 2003
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: BIOS-e820: 00000000000e0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000001ffc0000 (usable)
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: BIOS-e820: 000000001ffc0000 - 000000001fff8000 (ACPI data)
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: BIOS-e820: 000000001fff8000 - 0000000020000000 (ACPI NVS)
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: BIOS-e820: 00000000fec00000 - 00000000fec01000 (reserved)
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: BIOS-e820: 00000000fee00000 - 00000000fee01000 (reserved)
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: BIOS-e820: 00000000ffb80000 - 00000000ffc00000 (reserved)
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: BIOS-e820: 00000000fff00000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: On node 0 totalpages: 131008
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: zone(0): 4096 pages.
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: zone(1): 126912 pages.
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: zone(2): 0 pages.
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=vmlinuz ramdisk_size=7000 root=/dev/hdb7 vga=normal ro
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: Detected 2386.629 MHz processor.
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: Calibrating delay loop... 4757.91 BogoMIPS
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: Page-cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz stepping 04
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: mtrr: v1.40 (20010327) Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: mtrr: detected mtrr type: Intel
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: Transparent bridge - Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB/EB PCI Bridge
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: Initializing RT netlink socket
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: Starting kswapd
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: pty: 512 Unix98 ptys configured
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: lspci -vv, this message (14e4,4212,14e4,0002)
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: and the manufacturer and name of serial board or modem board
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: to serial-pci-info@lists.sourceforge.net.
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: register_serial(): autoconfig failed
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 7000K size 1024 blocksize
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: hda: WDC WD800BB-53CAA1, ATA DISK drive
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: hdb: WDC WD400BB-00DEA0, ATA DISK drive
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: blk: queue c03a9d80, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: blk: queue c03a9ebc, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: hdc: LITE-ON LTR-40125S, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: hdd: MATSHITADVD-ROM SR-8588, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: hda: attached ide-disk driver.
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: hda: host protected area => 1
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: hdb: attached ide-disk driver.
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: hdb: host protected area => 1
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: hdc: attached ide-cdrom driver.
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: hdd: attached ide-cdrom driver.
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack last message repeated 2 times
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: 8regs : 2764.400 MB/sec
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: 32regs : 1676.800 MB/sec
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: pIII_sse : 3136.800 MB/sec
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: pII_mmx : 2724.400 MB/sec
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: p5_mmx : 2706.000 MB/sec
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: raid5: using function: pIII_sse (3136.800 MB/sec)
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: FAT: bogus logical sector size 5376
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack last message repeated 2 times
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: reiserfs: found format "3.6" with standard journal
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: reiserfs: checking transaction log (device ide0(3,71)) ...
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: for (ide0(3,71))
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: ide0(3,71):Using r5 hash to sort names
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: VFS: Mounted root (reiserfs filesystem) readonly.
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: FAT: bogus logical sector size 29554
Dec 24 04:25:03 slack kernel: VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev 03:4b.
Dec 24 04:25:08 slack /usr/sbin/gpm[103]: oops() invoked from gpm.c(977)
Dec 24 04:25:08 slack /usr/sbin/gpm[103]: /dev/mouse: No such device
Dec 24 04:45:34 slack modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-10-134
----------------------------------------
 
Old 12-23-2003, 06:59 PM   #9
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2.1 XFree86.0.log output

here's the output of XFree86.0.log , in continuation to the three output's asked by kc00l :

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XFree86 Version 4.3.0
Release Date: 27 February 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.22 i686 [ELF]
Build Date: 16 September 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: Wed Dec 24 04:45:34 2003
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config"
(==) ServerLayout "Simple Layout"
(**) |-->Screen "Screen 1" (0)
(**) | |-->Monitor "My Monitor"
(**) | |-->Device "VESA Framebuffer"
(**) |-->Input Device "Mouse1"
(**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard1"
(==) Keyboard: CustomKeycode disabled
----------------------------

.......continued on the next post

Last edited by Pisces107; 12-24-2003 at 08:57 AM.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 07:01 PM   #10
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2.2 XFree86.0.log

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Old 12-23-2003, 07:03 PM   #11
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2.3 XFree86.0.log

(II) VESA(0): Total Memory: 2048 64KB banks (131072kB)
(WW) VESA(0): config file vrefresh range 40-90Hz not within DDC vrefresh range 56-85Hz
(II) VESA(0): My Monitor: Using hsync range of 31.50-50.00 kHz
(II) VESA(0): My Monitor: Using vrefresh range of 40.00-90.00 Hz
(--) VESA(0): Virtual size is 1024x768 (pitch 1024)
(**) VESA(0): *Built-in mode "1024x768"
(**) VESA(0): *Built-in mode "800x600"
(**) VESA(0): *Built-in mode "640x480"
(**) VESA(0): Built-in mode "640x400"
(--) VESA(0): Display dimensions: (360, 290) mm
(--) VESA(0): DPI set to (72, 67)
(II) VESA(0): Attempting to use 60Hz refresh for mode "1024x768" (118)
(II) VESA(0): Attempting to use 72Hz refresh for mode "800x600" (115)
(II) VESA(0): Attempting to use 85Hz refresh for mode "640x480" (112)
(II) VESA(0): Attempting to use 85Hz refresh for mode "640x400" (13e)
(**) VESA(0): Using "Shadow Framebuffer"
(II) Loading sub module "shadow"
(II) LoadModule: "shadow"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libshadow.a
(II) Module shadow: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 ANSI C Emulation, version 0.2
(II) Loading sub module "fb"
(II) LoadModule: "fb"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libfb.a
(II) Module fb: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 ANSI C Emulation, version 0.2
(--) Depth 24 pixmap format is 32 bpp
(II) do I need RAC? No, I don't.
(II) resource ranges after preInit:
[0] -1 0 0xffe00000 - 0xffffffff (0x200000) MX[B](B)
[1] -1 0 0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
[2] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
[3] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
[4] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
[5] -1 0 0xfeaff800 - 0xfeaff8ff (0x100) MX[B]
[6] -1 0 0xfeaf4000 - 0xfeaf7fff (0x4000) MX[B]
[7] -1 0 0xfeaff000 - 0xfeaff7ff (0x800) MX[B]
[8] -1 0 0xfeafb000 - 0xfeafbfff (0x1000) MX[B]
[9] -1 0 0xfeafc000 - 0xfeafcfff (0x1000) MX[B]
[10] -1 0 0xfeaffc00 - 0xfeaffcff (0x100) MX[B]
[11] -1 0 0xfeafe000 - 0xfeafefff (0x1000) MX[B]
[12] -1 0 0xfeafd000 - 0xfeafdfff (0x1000) MX[B]
[13] -1 0 0xf8000000 - 0xf7ffffff (0x0) MX[B]O
[14] -1 0 0xfe9e0000 - 0xfe9fffff (0x20000) MX[B](B)
[15] -1 0 0xf4680000 - 0xf46fffff (0x80000) MX[B](B)
[16] -1 0 0xe8000000 - 0xefffffff (0x8000000) MX[B](B)
[17] -1 0 0xfd000000 - 0xfdffffff (0x1000000) MX[B](B)
[18] 0 0 0x000a0000 - 0x000affff (0x10000) MS[B]
[19] 0 0 0x000b0000 - 0x000b7fff (0x8000) MS[B]
[20] 0 0 0x000b8000 - 0x000bffff (0x8000) MS[B]
[21] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
[22] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
[23] -1 0 0x0000d800 - 0x0000d8ff (0x100) IX[B]
[24] -1 0 0x0000df80 - 0x0000df9f (0x20) IX[B]
[25] -1 0 0x0000dfa0 - 0x0000dfaf (0x10) IX[B]
[26] -1 0 0x0000df00 - 0x0000df3f (0x40) IX[B]
[27] -1 0 0x0000efa0 - 0x0000efaf (0x10) IX[B]
[28] -1 0 0x0000ef80 - 0x0000ef9f (0x20) IX[B]
[29] -1 0 0x0000ffa0 - 0x0000ffaf (0x10) IX[B]
[30] 0 0 0x000003b0 - 0x000003bb (0xc) IS[B]
[31] 0 0 0x000003c0 - 0x000003df (0x20) IS[B]
(II) Loading sub module "int10"
(II) LoadModule: "int10"
(II) Reloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libint10.a
(II) VESA(0): initializing int10
(II) VESA(0): Primary V_BIOS segment is: 0xc000
(II) VESA(0): VESA BIOS detected
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE Version 3.0
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE Total Mem: 131072 kB
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM: NVidia
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Software Rev: 4.37
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Vendor: NVidia Corporation
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Product: NV25 Board
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Product Rev: Chip Rev
(==) VESA(0): Write-combining range (0xe8000000,0x8000000)
(II) VESA(0): virtual address = 0x4027e000,
physical address = 0xe8000000, size = 134217728
(==) VESA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) VESA(0): Backing store disabled
(==) RandR enabled
(II) Setting vga for screen 0.
(II) Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
(II) Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
(II) Initializing built-in extension XTEST
(II) Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
(II) Initializing built-in extension LBX
(II) Initializing built-in extension XC-APPGROUP
(II) Initializing built-in extension SECURITY
(II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
(II) Initializing built-in extension XFree86-Bigfont
(II) Initializing built-in extension RENDER
(II) Initializing built-in extension RANDR
(**) Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
(**) Mouse1: Protocol: "PS/2"
(**) Option "CorePointer"
(**) Mouse1: Core Pointer
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/mouse
No such device.
(EE) Mouse1: cannot open input device
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "Mouse1"
(II) UnloadModule: "mouse"
(II) Keyboard "Keyboard1" handled by legacy driver
(WW) No core pointer registered
No core pointer

Fatal server error:
failed to initialize core devices

When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
the full server output, not just the last messages.
This can be found in the log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log".
Please report problems to xfree86@xfree86.org.

--------------------------------------

man! that output was long....i had to divide it in pieces. if any part of this is not required, i can edit/delete it.

anyways, ri'll be posting lspci soon as it is written down.

thanks

Last edited by Pisces107; 12-24-2003 at 08:48 AM.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 08:08 PM   #12
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3. lspci outpu

here's the last piece of info kc00l, you asked for : lspci output:

------------
00:00.0 Host bridge Intel Corp. 82850 850 (Tehama) Chipset Host Bridge (MCH) (rev 04)
00:01.0 PCI Bridge: Intel Corp. 82850 850 (Tehama) Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 04)
00:1e.0 PCI Bridge: Intel Corp. 8281BA/CA/DB PCI Bridge (rev 04)
00:1f.0 PCI Bridge: Intel Corp. 8281BA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 04)
00:1f.1 Interface: Intel Corp. 82801BA IDE v100 (rev 04)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp.82801BA/BAM USB (Hub#1) (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM SMBus (rev 04)
01:00.0 VGA Compatible: nVidia Corporation NV25 [GeForce Ti4200] (rev a3)
02:01.0 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 04)
02:01.1 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 04)
02:01.2 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB 2.0 (rev 02)
02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82801/BA/BAM/CA/CAM Ethernet Controller (rev 03)
02:0a.o Modem: Broadcom Corporation BCM 4212 v.90 56k modem
02:0c.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 03)
02:0c.2 Firewire (IEEE 1394): Creative Labs SB Audigy Firewire Port
02:0d.0 Ethernet controller: D-Link System RTL8139 Ethernet (rev 10)

-------------------------------

i hope i would get some help and my problem would be solved as there are so many brains are here.

though, i can see the potetntial problems i'm going to have, when my X Server problem would be fixed, and that is : aha, Modem! i had a hard time getting it to work in RH9.

anyways, thanks guys and i'm waiting for advice/gudie.
 
Old 12-24-2003, 04:40 AM   #13
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Thanks for posting all I asked you and sorry, I should have told you to post just the last 20-30 lines of your XFree86.log You can just leave the ending lines of it, i.e. the last post of your X.log.

I just need one last output, your current kernel .config, but not the whole text.

$cd /usr/src/linux
$more .config |grep -C5 USB
$more .config |grep -B0 -C20 Input

There is maybe something there, but anyway you'll need to change your Slack XF86Config for your USB mouse to be working. So if you didn't do it yet:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Merry Xmas.

Edit: Regarding your modem... I've never configured a modem in linux yet So I'll be glad to learn with you!

Last edited by kc00l; 12-24-2003 at 04:42 AM.
 
Old 12-24-2003, 09:33 AM   #14
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ok, i edited my messages and removed the extra stuff.

anyways, here's the output of

===============================================
1. $more .config |grep -C5 USB
--------------------------------

actually i see everything commented out ending with "...is not set"

2. $more .config |grep -B0 -C20 Input
---------------------------------------

# Input core supprot
( here everything is " ...is not set")

# Character Device
( following are the "set" ones:
CONFIG_VT=y
CONFIG_VT_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_SERIAL=y
CONFIG_UNIX98_PTYS=y
CONFIG_UNIX98_PTY_COUNT=256
================================================

but, i do remember when i recompiled the kernel i selected USB devices (HID/OHCI etc). hmm...does that matter if i did a "make distclean & make clean" preparing for another kernel-compile and i got the ".configure" data after those two commands?
i was thinking may be it had reset the actual current settings in the config file.

if so, then is there a way i can extract the required information ?

anyways, i tried the most of the settings for XF86Config file you just mentioned, but i'll give it another try with all the settings you mentioned.

thanks.
 
Old 12-24-2003, 09:55 AM   #15
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Originally posted by Pisces107
ok, i edited my messages and removed the extra stuff.

anyways, here's the output of

===============================================
1. $more .config |grep -C5 USB
--------------------------------

actually i see everything commented out ending with "...is not set"

2. $more .config |grep -B0 -C20 Input
---------------------------------------

# Input core supprot
( here everything is " ...is not set")

# Character Device
( following are the "set" ones:
CONFIG_VT=y
CONFIG_VT_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_SERIAL=y
CONFIG_UNIX98_PTYS=y
CONFIG_UNIX98_PTY_COUNT=256
================================================

but, i do remember when i recompiled the kernel i selected USB devices (HID/OHCI etc). hmm...does that matter if i did a "make distclean & make clean" preparing for another kernel-compile and i got the ".configure" data after those two commands?
i was thinking may be it had reset the actual current settings in the config file.

if so, then is there a way i can extract the required information ?

anyways, i tried the most of the settings for XF86Config file you just mentioned, but i'll give it another try with all the settings you mentioned.

thanks.
If you didn't save your current kernel .config somewhere before "make proper", you've lost it...
Anyway i can post my USB and Input core kernel .config, so you can use my settings:

Code:
#
# USB support
#
CONFIG_USB=y
# CONFIG_USB_DEBUG is not set

#
# Miscellaneous USB options
#
CONFIG_USB_DEVICEFS=y
# CONFIG_USB_BANDWIDTH is not set
# CONFIG_USB_DYNAMIC_MINORS is not set


#
# USB Host Controller Drivers
#
CONFIG_USB_EHCI_HCD=m This is the USB 2.0
# CONFIG_USB_OHCI_HCD is not set On most non-x86 systems, and on x86 hardware that's not using a
USB controller from Intel or VIA, this is appropriate.
CONFIG_USB_UHCI_HCD=y Use this one if you have an Intel PCI or VIA PCI Chipset

#
# USB Human Interface Devices (HID)
#
CONFIG_USB_HID=y
CONFIG_USB_HIDINPUT=y
# CONFIG_HID_FF is not set
# CONFIG_USB_HIDDEV is not set
# CONFIG_USB_AIPTEK is not set
# CONFIG_USB_WACOM is not set
# CONFIG_USB_KBTAB is not set
# CONFIG_USB_POWERMATE is not set
# CONFIG_USB_XPAD is not set

#
# Input device support
#
CONFIG_INPUT=y

#
# Userland interfaces
#
CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV=y
CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV_PSAUX=y
CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV_SCREEN_X=1024
CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV_SCREEN_Y=768
# CONFIG_INPUT_JOYDEV is not set
# CONFIG_INPUT_TSDEV is not set
# CONFIG_INPUT_EVDEV is not set
# CONFIG_INPUT_EVBUG is not set

#
# Input Device Drivers
#
CONFIG_INPUT_KEYBOARD=y
CONFIG_KEYBOARD_ATKBD=y
# CONFIG_KEYBOARD_SUNKBD is not set
# CONFIG_KEYBOARD_XTKBD is not set
# CONFIG_KEYBOARD_NEWTON is not set
CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSE=y
CONFIG_MOUSE_PS2=y
CONFIG_MOUSE_PS2_SYNAPTICS=y You don't need this if you don't have a Synaptics TouchPad
CONFIG_MOUSE_SERIAL=m
Hope this will help you solve the problem.

Merry Xmas.

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