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Old 01-13-2007, 01:15 PM   #1
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X is not finding my Video Card?

First than anything, I have a GNU/Linux Debian 3.1 r2 distro, installed in an AMD Athlon +2400 2.0 GHz, 1024 MB DDR400 RAM, ATI Radeon 9250 256 MB and 240 GB total HD. The Linux is installed in the third partition, but I guess that's not important. Oh and I have dual boot, so I use the very same machine for XP and Debian.

I have a configured PPPoE connection and all, I've downloaded and installed XFree86 4.3.x and KDE. But the problem comes now: X Server won't start, saying that no screens were found, the typical error.

Now, I went throguh the log that it left, and found my video card is not listed? Here's the first log:

First log

I went to Windows, downloaded the drivers and installed them (I actually downloaded the 52MB one and the specific for my X server, which also installed, prolly screwed it there). Tried afterwards but no luck. Here's the second log:

Second Log

Still no luck. Here's the lspci output, the fglrx-install.log and the XF86Config-4.log:

[Message] Kernel Module : Trying to install a precompiled kernel module.
[Message] Kernel Module : Precompiled kernel module version mismatched.
[Error] Kernel Module : No kernel module build environment - please consult readme.
# XF86Config-4 (XFree86 X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the XF86Config-4 manual page.
# (Type "man XF86Config-4" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xfree86 package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xfree86
# package.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following commands as root:
#   cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.custom
#   md5sum /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 >/var/lib/xfree86/XF86Config-4.md5sum
#   dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

Section "Files"
	FontPath	"unix/:7100"			# local font server
	# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"

Section "Module"
	Load	"GLcore"
	Load	"bitmap"
	Load	"dbe"
	Load	"ddc"
	Load	"dri"
	Load	"extmod"
	Load	"freetype"
	Load	"glx"
	Load	"int10"
	Load	"record"
	Load	"speedo"
	Load	"type1"
	Load	"vbe"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
	Driver		"keyboard"
	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
	Option		"XkbRules"	"xfree86"
	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc105"
	Option		"XkbLayout"	"es"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
	Driver		"mouse"
	Option		"CorePointer"
	Option		"Device"		"/dev/psaux"
	Option		"Protocol"		"PS/2"
	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"
	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5"
Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Generic Mouse"
	Driver		"mouse"
	Option		"SendCoreEvents"	"true"
	Option		"Device"		"/dev/input/mice"
	Option		"Protocol"		"ImPS/2"
	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"
	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5"

Section "Device"
	Identifier	"ATI Radeon 9250"
	Driver		"ati"

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"SyncMaster"
	HorizSync	30-70
	VertRefresh	50-160
	Option		"DPMS"

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Device		"ATI Radeon 9250"
	Monitor		"SyncMaster"
	DefaultDepth	16
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		1
		Modes		"1024x768"
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		4
		Modes		"1024x768"
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		8
		Modes		"1024x768"
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		15
		Modes		"1024x768"
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		16
		Modes		"1024x768"
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		24
		Modes		"1024x768"

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier	"Default Layout"
	Screen		"Default Screen"
	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
	InputDevice	"Configured Mouse"
	InputDevice	"Generic Mouse"

Section "DRI"
	Mode	0666
Thanks for your time.
Old 01-13-2007, 01:59 PM   #2
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Not a Debian user but from the flgrx log.
[Error] Kernel Module : No kernel module build environment - please consult readme.
It appears to me looking for the kernel source. It is looking in /usr/src/linux or maybe /usr/src/`uname -r`. Check to see if exist. If not you will need to install the kernel source that matches the current running kernel you are running so as to build and match the system.

Old 01-13-2007, 03:33 PM   #3
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Understood, I'll try it in a couple of hours and write the results. Thanks.

PS: sometimes eth0 just vanishes from boot. What could it be related to?

EDIT: Well, it seems it worked. Thank you very much.

Last edited by erKURITA; 01-14-2007 at 11:40 AM.


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