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Old 10-10-2005, 09:14 PM   #1
triviawiz425
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Grrr...XF86 Problems


I accidentally screwed up my install of Debian PPC the other day, so today I decided to reinstall. Up until now, it's been smooth...

My problem is that I cannot start XFree86. I try to startx and I get the error :
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Fatal server error
AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0
Neither running xf86config nor dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 has been able to remedy this problem.

Any ideas? TIA.
 
Old 10-11-2005, 02:12 PM   #2
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Does ~/.xsession-errors or /var/log/XFree86.0.log provide any clues as to what is erroring out?
Post /etc/X11/XF86Config or XF86Config-4 depending on what you use.
Finally a guess, lower DefaultColorDepth to 16 if it's higher.
 
Old 10-12-2005, 05:11 PM   #3
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I tried lowering DefaultColorDepth to 16, and no luck.

I'll post my XF86Config file ASAP.

EDIT: And now, the error message has changed to no screens found!
Here's my XF86config file:
http://www.geocities.com/triviawiz425/XF86Config.txt

Last edited by triviawiz425; 10-12-2005 at 05:21 PM.
 
Old 10-12-2005, 05:42 PM   #4
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And now, the error message has changed to no screens found!
Like makuyl suggests, you should take a look at /var/log/XFree86.0.log and see all the lines that begin with (EE). One of these lines will tell you where the problem lies.
 
Old 10-13-2005, 05:34 PM   #5
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OK, I got the No Screens Found fixed, so it's back to AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0.

I dumped the log for XF86, and sure enough, I saw:
(EE) RADEON(0): FBIOPUT_VSCREENINFO: Invalid argument

So now I know what's going wrong; it's the only line that has the (EE). The question is, how do I fix it?
 
Old 10-14-2005, 12:06 AM   #6
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Have you tried with "vesa" driver instead of "r128"? You can worry about getting a better driver once you have at least x working.
Also try commenting out the first Device section with vga driver.
 
Old 10-14-2005, 12:43 AM   #7
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Just set it as a "Generic Monitor" let Debain pick it instead you tpying in "My Monitor"
 
  


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