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Old 08-09-2003, 08:16 AM   #1
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Question XFree86 4.3 on woody, can't run XFree86 -Config


Hi all,

I just installed woody and tried to install xfree86 4.3 on my notebook (presario 2800).
I did not config the original xfree 4.1 that came with, instead I installed 4.3 using the binaries, it all seemed fine until the install finished and I wanted to run XFree86 -config from /usr/X11R6/bin.
I can't remember the error msg, but it doesn't seem to allow me to run XFree86 as a program.
BTW, i can't config via xf86config either.

Please help.
 
Old 08-09-2003, 02:09 PM   #2
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Just out of curiosity, why do you need X 4.3? There is a backport of X 4.2.1 for Woody which should work fine (see http://www.apt-get.org for details) if you want it, but no 4.3 backport (mainly because 4.3 isn't officially in unstable yet either).
 
Old 08-09-2003, 04:28 PM   #3
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try
dpkg -reconfigure xserver-xfree86

HTH
 
Old 08-09-2003, 04:30 PM   #4
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It is recommended that you remove previous versions of xwindows when you are trying the latest versions of X
 
Old 08-10-2003, 04:56 PM   #5
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Actually it's dpkg-reconfigure (no space). But he didn't install the packages because there ARE no Woody X 4.3 packages (unless he knows more than I do), so this command won't help.

Also, there's no need to remove any previous versions manually. That's what dependencies are for. If two versions are going to conflict, the package system should know that and should prevent you from installing them both.
 
Old 08-14-2003, 10:14 AM   #6
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Hi all,

ok, I've got xfree 4.2.1 (backport), I tried to config it and startx but I get a problem:

(EE) RADEON(0): [dri] RADEONInitVisualConfigs failed (depth 8 not supported). Disabling DRI.

My config file is below:
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "XFree86 Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "xtrap"
Load "speedo"
Load "type1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
#DisplaySize 290 220 # mm
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "AUO"
ModelName "B141XG03"
Option "DPMS"
HorizSync 28-49
VertRefresh 43-60
EndSection

Section "Device"
### Available Driver options are:-
### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
### [arg]: arg optional
#Option "NoAccel" # [<bool>]
#Option "SWcursor" # [<bool>]
#Option "Dac6Bit" # [<bool>]
#Option "Dac8Bit" # [<bool>]
#Option "ForcePCIMode" # [<bool>]
#Option "CPPIOMode" # [<bool>]
#Option "CPusecTimeout" # <i>
#Option "AGPMode" # <i>
#Option "AGPSize" # <i>
#Option "RingSize" # <i>
#Option "BufferSize" # <i>
#Option "EnableDepthMoves" # [<bool>]
Option "CrtScreen" # [<bool>]
#Option "PanelSize" # [<str>]
#Option "UseFBDev" # [<bool>]
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "ati"
VendorName "ATI"
BoardName "Radeon Mobility M7 LW"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
EndSection

would it work if i removed load "dri" from modules??
I got this config file from someone who is also using a presario 2800 notebook.

BTW. I'm using a presario notebook, kernel is currently 2.4.18, I'll upgrade that when I fix issues with X.
Or do I need to upgrade my kernel first?

Thanks for all your help
 
Old 08-15-2003, 01:50 PM   #7
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I recommend you to fix this problem first, then go to anther kernel.
Some other problems might occur there too and you should be able to know where does the problem come from.

maybe the drivers do not support the dri module?

try commenting the lines
Code:
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
EndSubSection
first.

if it doesn't work try commenting just the
module "dri" line and see if it work.

The second is just a guess, in fact both are...
 
  


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