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Old 04-06-2005, 05:55 PM   #1
marsh58
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Debian Woody+xfree86 problem


My name is Marshall Haire. I am having trouble with a computer that I have back home that my dad is using. We recently installed debian wood 3.0r4 on it while I was home over easter. He has tried and tried his best to get the X windows system to work. He has a GeForce2 MMX 32 Megabyte video card with p92 IBM 19" CRT monitor. He has tried to using the dpkg --reconfigure command with xfree86 that I saw on another forum and it comes back saying that not everything is installed correctly. Is there some way it could be reinstalled to see if that will fix it or do I have to reinstall the system over again? He says it appears that it is not on the system any where. Any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated.

Marshall Haire
 
Old 04-06-2005, 06:55 PM   #2
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Try running:
Code:
apt-get update
apt-get install x-window-system
and see what error messages you see.
 
Old 04-09-2005, 10:49 PM   #3
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I'm a newbie myself, so this may be irrelevant, but I've completed two installs of Debian 3.0 and in both cases, had to install XFree86 downloaded from the XFree86 site before X worked. Both machines are older Dells, both use built-in VGA controllers, both worked using the "vesa" server, and in both cases I had to "tweak" the XF86Config-4 file manually.
 
Old 04-10-2005, 07:43 AM   #4
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Thanks everyone

Thanks for all your replies and suggestions. My dad just wanted something more stable and it seems like debian has been a problem. I may have him go back to Mandrake 10.1, but we tried installing a piece of software and it gave us that the X include files were missing. I'll pass along the information that every one here has provided. Thanks again.

Marshall Haire
 
Old 04-10-2005, 08:22 AM   #5
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Problem with configuring xfree86 with video driver VIA/S3G KM400

Hi

I just installed woody 3.0 version of debain
I am not able to configure X
My video driver is VIA/S3G KM400
While running startx i m getting followoing log mesages


This is a pre-release version of XFree86, and is not supported in any
way. Bugs may be reported to XFree86@XFree86.Org and patches submitted
to fixes@XFree86.Org. Before reporting bugs in pre-release versions,
please check the latest version in the XFree86 CVS repository
(http://www.XFree86.Org/cvs)

XFree86 Version 4.1.0.1 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6510)
Release Date: 21 December 2001
If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is
newer than the above date, look for a newer version before
reporting problems. (See http://www.XFree86.Org/FAQ)
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.9-ac6 i686 [ELF]
Module Loader present
(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Mon Apr 11 16:30:18 2005
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4"
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) ServerLayout "Default Layout"
(**) |-->Screen "Default Screen" (0)
(**) | |-->Monitor "Generic Monitor"
(**) | |-->Device "Generic Video Card"
(**) |-->Input Device "Generic Keyboard"
(**) Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
(**) XKB: rules: "xfree86"
(**) Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
(**) XKB: model: "pc104"
(**) Option "XkbLayout" "us"
(**) XKB: layout: "us"
(==) Keyboard: CustomKeycode disabled
(**) |-->Input Device "Configured Mouse"
(**) |-->Input Device "Generic Mouse"
(WW) The directory "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic" does not exist.
Entry deleted from font path.
(**) FontPath set to "unix/:7100,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
(==) RgbPath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
(==) ModulePath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
(--) using VT number 7

(WW) Cannot open APM
(II) Module ABI versions:
XFree86 ANSI C Emulation: 0.1
XFree86 Video Driver: 0.4
XFree86 XInput driver : 0.2
XFree86 Server Extension : 0.1
XFree86 Font Renderer : 0.2
(II) Loader running on linux
(II) LoadModule: "bitmap"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libbitmap.a
(II) Module bitmap: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: XFree86 Font Renderer
ABI class: XFree86 Font Renderer, version 0.2
(II) Loading font Bitmap
(II) LoadModule: "pcidata"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libpcidata.a
(II) Module pcidata: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 0.1.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.4
(II) PCI: Probing config type using method 1
(II) PCI: Config type is 1
(II) PCI: stages = 0x03, oldVal1 = 0x8000003c, mode1Res1 = 0x80000000
(II) PCI: PCI scan (all values are in hex)
(II) PCI: 00:00:0: chip 1106,3205 card 1849,3205 rev 00 class 06,00,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:01:0: chip 1106,b198 card 0000,0000 rev 00 class 06,04,00 hdr 01
(II) PCI: 00:09:0: chip 11d4,1805 card 11d4,1805 rev 00 class 07,80,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:0a:0: chip 1131,7130 card ffff,ffff rev 01 class 04,80,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:10:0: chip 1106,3038 card 1849,3038 rev 80 class 0c,03,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:10:1: chip 1106,3038 card 1849,3038 rev 80 class 0c,03,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:10:2: chip 1106,3038 card 1849,3038 rev 80 class 0c,03,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:10:3: chip 1106,3104 card 1849,3104 rev 82 class 0c,03,20 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:11:0: chip 1106,3177 card 1849,3177 rev 00 class 06,01,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:11:1: chip 1106,0571 card 1849,0571 rev 06 class 01,01,8a hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:11:5: chip 1106,3059 card 1849,1617 rev 50 class 04,01,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:12:0: chip 1106,3065 card 1849,3065 rev 74 class 02,00,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 01:00:0: chip 1106,7205 card 1849,7205 rev 01 class 03,00,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: End of PCI scan
(II) LoadModule: "scanpci"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libscanpci.a
(II) Module scanpci: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 0.1.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.4
(II) UnloadModule: "scanpci"
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libscanpci.a
(II) Host-to-PCI bridge:
(II) PCI-to-ISA bridge:
(II) PCI-to-PCI bridge:
(II) Bus 0: bridge is at (0:0:0), (-1,0,0), BCTRL: 0x08 (VGA_EN is set)
(II) Bus 0 I/O range:
[0] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0000ffff (0x10000) IX[B]
(II) Bus 0 non-prefetchable memory range:
[0] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0xffffffff (0x0) MX[B]
(II) Bus 0 prefetchable memory range:
[0] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0xffffffff (0x0) MX[B]
(II) Bus 1: bridge is at (0:1:0), (0,1,1), BCTRL: 0x0c (VGA_EN is set)
(II) Bus 1 I/O range:
(II) Bus 1 non-prefetchable memory range:
[0] -1 0 0xdde00000 - 0xdfefffff (0x2100000) MX[B]
(II) Bus 1 prefetchable memory range:
[0] -1 0 0xd5d00000 - 0xddcfffff (0x8000000) MX[B]
(II) Bus -1: bridge is at (0:17:0), (0,-1,0), BCTRL: 0x08 (VGA_EN is set)
(II) Bus -1 I/O range:
(II) Bus -1 non-prefetchable memory range:
(II) Bus -1 prefetchable memory range:
(--) PCI:*(1:0:0) VIA unknown chipset (0x7205) rev 1, Mem @ 0xd8000000/26, 0xde000000/24, BIOS @ 0xdfef0000/16
(II) Addressable bus resource ranges are
[0] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0xffffffff (0x0) MX[B]
[1] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0000ffff (0x10000) IX[B]
(II) OS-reported resource ranges:
[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 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
[6] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
(II) Active PCI resource ranges:
[0] -1 0 0xdffffa00 - 0xdffffaff (0x100) MX[B]
[1] -1 0 0xdffffb00 - 0xdffffbff (0x100) MX[B]
[2] -1 0 0xdffffc00 - 0xdfffffff (0x400) MX[B]
[3] -1 0 0xdddfff00 - 0xdddfffff (0x100) MX[B]
[4] -1 0 0xe0000000 - 0xe7ffffff (0x8000000) MX[B]
[5] -1 0 0xdfef0000 - 0xdfefffff (0x10000) MX[B](B)
[6] -1 0 0xde000000 - 0xdeffffff (0x1000000) MX[B](B)
[7] -1 0 0xd8000000 - 0xdbffffff (0x4000000) MX[B](B)
[8] -1 0 0x0000dc00 - 0x0000dcff (0x100) IX[B]
[9] -1 0 0x0000e000 - 0x0000e0ff (0x100) IX[B]
[10] -1 0 0x0000fc00 - 0x0000fc0f (0x10) IX[B]
[11] -1 0 0x0000ec00 - 0x0000ec1f (0x20) IX[B]
[12] -1 0 0x0000e800 - 0x0000e81f (0x20) IX[B]
[13] -1 0 0x0000e400 - 0x0000e41f (0x20) IX[B]
(II) Active PCI resource ranges after removing overlaps:
[0] -1 0 0xdffffa00 - 0xdffffaff (0x100) MX[B]
[1] -1 0 0xdffffb00 - 0xdffffbff (0x100) MX[B]
[2] -1 0 0xdffffc00 - 0xdfffffff (0x400) MX[B]
[3] -1 0 0xdddfff00 - 0xdddfffff (0x100) MX[B]
[4] -1 0 0xe0000000 - 0xe7ffffff (0x8000000) MX[B]
[5] -1 0 0xdfef0000 - 0xdfefffff (0x10000) MX[B](B)
[6] -1 0 0xde000000 - 0xdeffffff (0x1000000) MX[B](B)
[7] -1 0 0xd8000000 - 0xdbffffff (0x4000000) MX[B](B)
[8] -1 0 0x0000dc00 - 0x0000dcff (0x100) IX[B]
[9] -1 0 0x0000e000 - 0x0000e0ff (0x100) IX[B]
[10] -1 0 0x0000fc00 - 0x0000fc0f (0x10) IX[B]
[11] -1 0 0x0000ec00 - 0x0000ec1f (0x20) IX[B]
[12] -1 0 0x0000e800 - 0x0000e81f (0x20) IX[B]
[13] -1 0 0x0000e400 - 0x0000e41f (0x20) IX[B]
(II) OS-reported resource ranges after removing overlaps with PCI:
[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 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
[6] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
(II) All system resource ranges:
[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 0xdffffa00 - 0xdffffaff (0x100) MX[B]
[6] -1 0 0xdffffb00 - 0xdffffbff (0x100) MX[B]
[7] -1 0 0xdffffc00 - 0xdfffffff (0x400) MX[B]
[8] -1 0 0xdddfff00 - 0xdddfffff (0x100) MX[B]
[9] -1 0 0xe0000000 - 0xe7ffffff (0x8000000) MX[B]
[10] -1 0 0xdfef0000 - 0xdfefffff (0x10000) MX[B](B)
[11] -1 0 0xde000000 - 0xdeffffff (0x1000000) MX[B](B)
[12] -1 0 0xd8000000 - 0xdbffffff (0x4000000) MX[B](B)
[13] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
[14] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
[15] -1 0 0x0000dc00 - 0x0000dcff (0x100) IX[B]
[16] -1 0 0x0000e000 - 0x0000e0ff (0x100) IX[B]
[17] -1 0 0x0000fc00 - 0x0000fc0f (0x10) IX[B]
[18] -1 0 0x0000ec00 - 0x0000ec1f (0x20) IX[B]
[19] -1 0 0x0000e800 - 0x0000e81f (0x20) IX[B]
[20] -1 0 0x0000e400 - 0x0000e41f (0x20) IX[B]
(II) LoadModule: "GLcore"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a
(II) Module GLcore: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
(II) LoadModule: "bitmap"
(II) Reloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libbitmap.a
(II) Loading font Bitmap
(II) LoadModule: "dbe"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libdbe.a
(II) Module dbe: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: XFree86 Server Extension
ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
(II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
(II) LoadModule: "ddc"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libddc.a
(II) Module ddc: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.4
(II) LoadModule: "dri"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libdri.a
(II) Module dri: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
(II) Loading sub module "drm"
(II) LoadModule: "drm"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libdrm.a
(II) Module drm: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
(II) LoadModule: "extmod"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libextmod.a
(II) Module extmod: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: XFree86 Server Extension
ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
(II) Loading extension SHAPE
(II) Loading extension MIT-SUNDRY-NONSTANDARD
(II) Loading extension BIG-REQUESTS
(II) Loading extension SYNC
(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
(II) Loading extension XC-MISC
(II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
(II) Loading extension XFree86-Misc
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
(II) Loading extension DPMS
(II) Loading extension FontCache
(II) Loading extension TOG-CUP
(II) Loading extension Extended-Visual-Information
(II) Loading extension XVideo
(II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
(II) LoadModule: "freetype"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libfreetype.a
(II) Module freetype: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.1.9
Module class: XFree86 Font Renderer
ABI class: XFree86 Font Renderer, version 0.2
(II) Loading font FreeType
(II) LoadModule: "glx"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.a
(II) Module glx: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
(II) Loading sub module "GLcore"
(II) LoadModule: "GLcore"
(II) Reloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a
(II) Loading extension GLX
(II) LoadModule: "int10"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libint10.a
(II) Module int10: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.4
(II) LoadModule: "pex5"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libpex5.a
(II) Module pex5: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: XFree86 Server Extension
ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
(II) Loading extension X3D-PEX
(II) LoadModule: "record"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/librecord.a
(II) Module record: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.13.0
Module class: XFree86 Server Extension
ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
(II) Loading extension RECORD
(II) LoadModule: "speedo"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libspeedo.a
(II) Module speedo: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: XFree86 Font Renderer
ABI class: XFree86 Font Renderer, version 0.2
(II) Loading font Speedo
(II) LoadModule: "type1"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libtype1.a
(II) Module type1: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: XFree86 Font Renderer
ABI class: XFree86 Font Renderer, version 0.2
(II) Loading font Type1
(II) Loading font CID
(II) LoadModule: "vbe"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvbe.a
(II) Module vbe: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.4
(II) LoadModule: "xie"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libxie.a
(II) Module xie: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: XFree86 Server Extension
ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
(II) Loading extension XIE
(II) LoadModule: "apm"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/apm_drv.o
(II) Module apm: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: XFree86 Video Driver
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.4
(II) LoadModule: "mouse"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/mouse_drv.o
(II) Module mouse: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: XFree86 XInput Driver
ABI class: XFree86 XInput driver, version 0.2
(II) APM: driver for the Alliance chipsets: AP6422, AT24, AT3D
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 01:00:0
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

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 submit@bugs.debian.org.




Plesae let me know if anyone has any idea about this.
I am really stuck here
 
Old 04-17-2005, 08:47 PM   #6
jford_oldman
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This is the kind of error I first got, which eventually led me to installing 4.3 Xfree86 from XFree86.org. If you search the Debian forum, you'll find lots of information about difficulties getting X started, and a more intelligible explanation of what the "screen not find" error means than I can give. If I understand correctly, it means that the software isn't configured correctly - the virtual screen set up in the configuration file isn't compatible with the display controller as defined by the software.

Good luck.
 
  


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