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Old 03-23-2009, 08:23 PM   #1
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Switched to OpenGL interface and messed it up :(


I have x11 installed on my acer laptop with kernel version 2.6.27-r8 and all was well for a while until I decided I needed to play me some chess, so I emerged slibo. But when I ran it, it was all messed up and wouldn't render properly, not even the 2d. So I had the bright idea of "eselect opengl set ati". Then, everything froze and lines dashed across my screen. Ctrl+Alt+Bckspace wouldn't work and nothing would so I had to manually shut down my laptop.

I tried to reboot but it wouldn't load up kdm, just the same lines. So then I entered interactive boot mode and disabled kdm, then set opengl back to xorg-x11, and still nothing


Any suggestions?
Thanks much,
zpr
 
Old 03-24-2009, 02:31 PM   #2
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So I'm going to guess this is for Gentoo ? maybe ?

have you tried reconfiguring X ?
I'm guessing from the eselect statement you are running the ATI fglrx driver ?

backup your xorg.conf before trying anything else..
cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.orig

Use the aticonfig utility to generate a basic xorg.conf file for your graphics.
Code:
# /opt/bin/aticonfig --initial
See if X will start properly again.


More xorg.conf info.. http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/xorg-config.xml


More complete information with your question would help..
What Distro you are running lsb_release -a
What graphics card you have lspci
Any errors in the xorg log cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE

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Old 03-24-2009, 04:17 PM   #3
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I apologize for the incomplete information. Indeed I am running Gentoo with an ATI Mobility Radeon 1600. I am using open source drivers "xf86-video-ati" with "radeon" set in make.conf.

I'm assuming this nullifies the aticonfig suggestion.

I am currently not home but will be in a couple hours, and will post the xorg log ASAP.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated
Thanks,
zpr
 
Old 03-25-2009, 08:58 AM   #4
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ok so if you are not using the fglrx driver..

then one of these should create a new xorg.conf for you, as stated in the docs.. http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/xorg-config.xml
Code:
# Xorg -configure


# xorgconfig
 
  


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