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Old 01-17-2005, 06:42 PM   #1
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Graphics Cards - Issue


Hey guys
well after miserably failing to get dual head workin on my ATI radeon 9500 card with slackware 10, i thought i might try it with two cards.

This time i have the ATI card, and an additional PCI Geforce 2 mx440

well slackware used to work with the ATI card from a fresh install, but ive since formatted and reinstalled with both cards in and upon trying to startx i get errors.

I've posted the log on

http://x-kane.com/misc/Xorg.0.log

Any ideas?

I tried X -configure , i get the same problem.

Thanks Alot
Kane

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Old 01-17-2005, 06:46 PM   #2
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Are you sure you've configured your mouse correctly in your xorg.conf ?

Cheers,

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Old 01-17-2005, 06:50 PM   #3
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hey

err well when i installed i selected USB mouse, (because it is - obviously) .

but for some reason i have nagging in me .... i think i might have selected PS2 last time i installed it (when everything worked) ...even though its a usb mouse

could this be it?

and how would i change it? (im pretty much a noob)

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Old 01-17-2005, 06:58 PM   #4
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If the mouse entry is wrong, then yes X will almost certainly crash.

The grass-roots way to do it is to open up your xorg.conf file (probably in /etc/X11/xorg.conf or nearby) using the Vi text editor, look for your mouse entry. Then change it so that it resembles the following:
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Mouse1"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/mouse"
        Option          "Protocol"              "IMPS/2"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
        Option          "Buttons"               "5"
EndSection
Leave out the ZAxis and Buttons lines if you don't have a wheel mouse.

Cheers,

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Old 01-17-2005, 07:02 PM   #5
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now is the time i wish i learnt how to use VI with the tutor

LOL
 
Old 01-17-2005, 07:12 PM   #6
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Log in as root, change to the appropriate directory, backup your existing config file, and then type
Code:
vi xorg.conf
Scroll down to the mouse entry (arrow keys) and then press i (for 'insert' mode) and edit at will. Once complete, press ESC to escape back to control mode, and type
Code:
wq
to write and then quite vi.

Easy schmeasy !

mj
 
Old 01-17-2005, 07:16 PM   #7
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mucho gracias

thanks alot dude - will let you know how it goes
 
Old 01-17-2005, 07:17 PM   #8
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No worries

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Old 01-17-2005, 07:30 PM   #9
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well im on ....at last.

but it must be a usb problem with the mobo, i have an ASUS A7N8X deluxe.
on startup i noticed it said /dev/mouse: no such device

well anyway i tried what you said (at least i know how to use VI now :P)

no luck. and then i plugged the usb mouse into a usb pci port i have plugged in. and hey presto

just wondering now is there anyway simple way to get the usb ports on the mobo to work?
And the scroll wheel on the mouse doesnt work ...but i didnt see anywhere in the config the ZAxis mapping ...so if i added that anywhere in the mouse section ...should the scrollwheel work?
if not ...no worries

Thanks again dude...the help is much appreciated

(now to try and figure out xinerama )

Kane

Edit:: I have got the scroll wheel working. - just the usb ports to go

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Old 01-17-2005, 07:55 PM   #10
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Glad to hear that you've got the mouse working (and presumably X as well). For the usb ports on the motherboard, I'd have a look in the bios for any settings (sometimes they can be disabled here) and have a close look for any fried components or dry solder joints near the ports. I've had serial ports giving up the ghost on such simple things...

Cheers,

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Old 01-17-2005, 08:01 PM   #11
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i dont think its anything like that because they work in winblows
oh well i can live without them

btw - one last question.
I notice when gnome starts up (this has bugged me forever), the first screen you see is just a background image, then a splash screen comes up with gnome 2.4 or woteva.

But the background image...it always looks pixellated (and always has done whichever distro i have had)
until it loads into the "main page". .... why is this? is there anyway to fix it? or is it just something you live with?

Thanks Alot
Kane
 
Old 01-17-2005, 08:37 PM   #12
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right just to add something ....

i have got a bit further with the xinerama situation.

the main 17" crt monitor works (on the ATI AGP card), but the nvidia card on the second 15" TFT monitor is another matter.

when it loads the screen (tft) flashes a few times with something like nvidia corp in the top left corner (all looks fine) ... then gnome loads and the main CRT comes to life fine...but the TFT is like stripey ...

thinking this might be something to do with the resolutions ...but i havnt put anything in the config which the monitor cant handle

here is my config :

http://x-kane.com/misc/xorg.conf


any ideas folks?

EDIT:: unless its something to do with using the "vesa" driver twice .... well i didnt know what to put in there so....

Kane

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Old 01-17-2005, 08:46 PM   #13
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Regarding the low initial resolution for the background image just as X is starting up - this isn't anything I've come across before (my current setup shows the background fine from the start).

Could you elaborate on what sort of stripes you have on the TFT screen ?

Cheers,

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Old 01-17-2005, 08:49 PM   #14
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i dont think it is the resolution now ... because i was thinking ... in windows when i give it too high a res ... it says "cannot display video mode" on the tft.

regarding the stripes .... theres about 5/6 thick alternating white - brown stripes going down ... then there are some horizontal stripes about 2-3 mm alternating black and white as you go down....

could it because i am using the vesa driver twice?

if so ...what should i put in place of this?

Thanks
Kane
 
Old 01-17-2005, 08:53 PM   #15
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Can't see any reason why using the same driver twice should cause any problems, but it would definitely be worth trying the radeon driver for the Radeon card (rather than the vesa driver), at least.

Cheers,

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