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Old 04-25-2005, 06:52 PM   #1
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Restore video configuration from terminal

Well, I was messing with my SuSE 9.2 video configuration, setting, unsetting and resetting the video card. The thing is I forgot to set one before rebooting so I had no card configured at startup. So it started as text mode, and after trying to run the graphical environment with 'startx', the resulting log is this:

X Window System Version 6.8.1
Release Date: 17 September 2004
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.8.1
Build Operating System: SuSE Linux [ELF] SuSE
Current Operating System: Linux linux 2.6.8-24.14-default #1 Tue Mar 29 09:27:43 UTC 2005 x86_64
Build Date: 25 February 2005
Before reporting problems, check [Can't post URLs]
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
(--) 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: Tue Apr 26 01:26:34 2005
(EE) Unable to locate/open config file
xf86AutoConfig: Primary PCI is 1:0:0
Running "/usr/X11R6/bin/getconfig -X 60801000 -I /etc/X11,/usr/X11R6/etc/X11,/usr/X11R6/lib64/modules,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/getconfig -v 0x1002 -d 0x4152 -r 0x00 -s 0x174b -b 0x7c29 -c 0x0300" Version 1.0. Xorg Version: 23 built-in rules. rules file '/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/getconfig/xorg.cfg' has version 1.0. 1 rule added from file '/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/getconfig/xorg.cfg'. Evaluated 24 rules with 0 errors. Weight of result is 500.
New driver is "ati"
(==) Using default built-in configuration (53 lines)
(WW) RADEON: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:1:0:1) found

Fatal server error:
Cannot run in framebuffer mode. Please specify busIDs for all framebuffer devices

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
at [Can't post URLs]
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.
It says the new driver is 'ati', so I guess it just got autoconfigured. So I guess it has something to do with the "framebuffer mode", if only I knew what it is... Anyway, could anyone help me to restore my former graphic mode? I hope to learn something after all

Thank you everyone in advance and forgive me if it's a lame problem .
Old 04-26-2005, 11:56 AM   #2
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you could run "xorgconfig" to go through the setup again but it's likely that you xorg.conf is there just incorrect.

Check your X11 folder there may be a backup of your xorg.conf If so then just rename it. Your XF86Config file should have all the settings your xorg.conf file had as well, so you could use that for a ref:
cat /etc/X11/XF86Config



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