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Old 07-08-2004, 09:54 AM   #1
jdier
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Question changing video from agp to onboard chipset


I am very new to linux and still learning my way around the command line. I usually restrict my posts to the newbie section but in this case I thought hardware might be more appropriate.

I had a fully working version of Fedora Core 2 (2.6.6-1.435.2.3) running on my old intel machine and just moved the disks over to a brand new bare bones machine with the KM400 Via chipset with onboard graphics. Everything seems to have worked fine except the graphics card. Linux is still looking for a card in the AGP slot (and I do not want to put one in there, rather use the onboard graphics.) So I get an error during load and wind up with just a command prompt login.

I just need some very entry level help in understanding how to find the configuration file, how to change it, and how to save it.

Here is output from what I have tried already:


[root@linuxbox jdier]# startx


Release Date: 18 December 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.7
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.21-14.ELsmp i686 [ELF]
Current Operating System: Linux linuxbox 2.6.6-1.435.2.3 #1 Thu Jul 1 08:25:29 EDT 2004 i686
Build Date: 26 June 2004
Build Host: tweety.build.redhat.com

Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
OS Kernel: Linux version 2.6.6-1.435.2.3 (bhcompile@tweety.build.redhat.com) (gcc version 3.3.3 20040412 (Red Hat Linux 3.3.3-7)) #1 Thu Jul 1 08:25:29 EDT 2004
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/Xorg.0.log", Time: Thu Jul 8 08:21:46 2004
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
at http://wiki.X.Org
for help.
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.

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



[root@linuxbox jdier]# Xorg -configure

Release Date: 18 December 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.7
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.21-14.ELsmp i686 [ELF]
Current Operating System: Linux linuxbox 2.6.6-1.435.2.3 #1 Thu Jul 1 08:25:29 EDT 2004 i686
Build Date: 26 June 2004
Build Host: tweety.build.redhat.com

Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
OS Kernel: Linux version 2.6.6-1.435.2.3 (bhcompile@tweety.build.redhat.com) (gcc version 3.3.3 20040412 (Red Hat Linux 3.3.3-7)) #1 Thu Jul 1 08:25:29 EDT 2004
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/Xorg.0.log", Time: Thu Jul 8 08:22:14 2004
List of video drivers:
radeon
r128
atimisc
mga
glint
nv
tga
s3
s3virge
sis
rendition
neomagic
i740
tdfx
savage
cirrus
vmware
tseng
trident
chips
apm
i128
nsc
ati
i810
ark
cyrix
siliconmotion
via
fbdev
vesa
vga
dummy
v4l
voodoo
(++) Using config file: "/root/xorg.conf.new"


Xorg is not able to detect your mouse.
Edit the file and correct the Device.

Your xorg.conf file is /root/xorg.conf.new

To test the server, run 'X -xf86config /root/xorg.conf.new'



[root@linuxbox jdier]# X -xf86config /root/xorg.conf.new

Release Date: 18 December 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.7
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.21-14.ELsmp i686 [ELF]
Current Operating System: Linux linuxbox 2.6.6-1.435.2.3 #1 Thu Jul 1 08:25:29 EDT 2004 i686
Build Date: 26 June 2004
Build Host: tweety.build.redhat.com

Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
OS Kernel: Linux version 2.6.6-1.435.2.3 (bhcompile@tweety.build.redhat.com) (gcc version 3.3.3 20040412 (Red Hat Linux 3.3.3-7)) #1 Thu Jul 1 08:25:29 EDT 2004
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/Xorg.0.log", Time: Thu Jul 8 08:23:44 2004
(++) Using config file: "/root/xorg.conf.new"
FATAL: Module agpgart not found.
[drm] failed to load kernel module "agpgart"
FATAL: Module via not found.
[drm] failed to load kernel module "via"
(EE) VIA(0): [dri] DRIScreenInit failed. Disabling DRI.

Thu Jul 8 08:23:47 2004
vncext: VNC extension running!
vncext: Listening for VNC connections on port 5900
vncext: created VNC server for screen 0
(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/mouse
No such file or directory.
(EE) Mouse0: cannot open input device
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "Mouse0"
No core pointer

Fatal server error:
failed to initialize core devices

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
at http://wiki.X.Org
for help.
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.

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

Any help at all would be appreciated. Bear in mind that I am very new to linux and the command line.

Thank you in advance.

Jim

Last edited by jdier; 07-08-2004 at 09:57 AM.
 
Old 07-08-2004, 11:09 AM   #2
jdier
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I think I have this nailed.

I entered su to get on as root

I cd to /etc/X11

# emacs xorg.conf

in the device section i entered:

Section "Device"
Identifier "CLE266"
Driver "via"
BoardName "Unknown"

Saved and rebooted.

Looked like I had the same problem but this time when I ran (as root)

# setup

It took me to the right screens and I was able to get up and running.

On a side note, if I look at xorg.conf now it looks like this:


Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "vesa"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "VESA driver (generic)"
EndSection


If anyone else had this problem, I hope this helps!

Jim
 
Old 07-08-2004, 12:38 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ jdier. Congrats on solving the problem and thanks for following up with the solution -- J.W.
 
  


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