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Old 02-07-2002, 10:43 PM   #1
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X Free 86 Display problems...


I seem to have X installed, but now I have some more problems. I run Xfree86setup, from /usr/X11R6/bin and it sets up X. Ok, great, but then when I do startx I get this:

(EE)SIS(0):vm86() syscall generated signal 4
mod probe:can't locate sis
[drm]failed to load kernel module "sis"
(EE)SIS(0):[dri]DRIScanInit failed Disabling DRI

Fatal Server Error: Could not open default font 'fixed'

Now, obviously there's a problem locating the video card/drivers, right? Here's my setup:

Slackware 8.0 (setup on DOS partition through Zipslack...I'm too afraid to try and repartition the HD, as it contains alot of important things..)
XFree86 (latest version, 4.2.0 I believe, downloaded the required packs as reccommended at slackware's website.)
the video card is an integrated SiS 530 with interchangable allocation of video memory, 2mb, 4mb, 8mb, through sharing with ram.

I maybe wrong, but I'm sensing that this hardware is unsupported, but if there is ANY way I can make this work, I would like to know.
This is only my first week using Linux, and this fourm has been the only help to me so far. As a seasoned Windows user I don't understand many of the Linux system commands quite yet, so the most simple, dumbed down answer as possible would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 02-08-2002, 01:17 AM   #2
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there's an "sis" driver that runs your card - apparently X can't find it. i'm not sure how it's setup, but you might need to find the module and get it in the modules directory for the kernel. do you have the sis driver?
 
Old 02-08-2002, 02:09 AM   #3
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Run pkgtool and select view option. Select XFree86 and scroll through its files looking for ' sis '. If you find any, write down their complete path and then go see if they are there and that they are not zero byte files. I checked the XFree86 website and 4.2.0 supports the sis 530.
 
Old 02-08-2002, 09:59 PM   #4
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thanx

I'll try that and I'll get back to ya. I remember seeing the sis 530 on X's site...
 
Old 02-10-2002, 10:29 PM   #5
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I found the file, it's in the following directory, both in the Xfree86 package and on my hard drive:
/lib/modules/2.4.17/kernel/drivers/char/drm/

the file name is sis.o and it has a file size of 67564 bytes in both the package and on my computer. Should I delete all the other video card drivers in that directory? Just a thought...might help?
 
Old 02-11-2002, 12:13 AM   #6
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On my zipslack installation, my cirrus module is in the /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers folder. Check to see if your sis.o driver is there. If it isn't, you could copy it there and then try again.
 
Old 02-11-2002, 09:58 PM   #7
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will do... I'll let you know how it works. Thanx
 
Old 02-11-2002, 10:16 PM   #8
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Well....I moved it, and it's in that directory. I run xfree86setup, it goes through it's thing, and I get the same error. I'm guessing I'll have to manually edit my config file...how would I go about doing it?
 
Old 02-11-2002, 11:48 PM   #9
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I've never edited an XF86Config file. Let's check to see if the default module path is same as I gave you ( /usr/X11R6/lib/modules ). Look in the XF86Config file, mine is in /etc/X11, for the line starting with ' ModulePath ' and see if it matches the one above.

Is the sis.o file the only file you found that had sis in it? On my system, the driver is named sis_drv.o. I have version 4.1.0 installed.

Instead of running XF86setup, try running xf86config. It's the text install version. You could also try renaming the XF86Config file to XF86Config.old and see if XF86setup or xf86config will create a new XF86Config file for you.
 
Old 02-12-2002, 08:53 AM   #10
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run lsmod and see if your sis-module is listed.
If it's not, try loading it with insmod modulename.
 
Old 02-12-2002, 11:18 PM   #11
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Yes, I have the sis_drv.o file. I'll have to check the path...
However, I reconfigured X, and I almost have it working (i think!). Instead of getting an error that says it can't find the module i get this message

(EE)SIS(0): um86 () syscall generated signal 4
could not init font path element /usr/X1R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo
Removing from list!

Fatal Server Error:
Could not open default fond 'fixed'

I know I installed the font packs! What the heck is up with this now? And what is a "signal 4"?????
 
Old 02-12-2002, 11:49 PM   #12
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I have a problem with the speedo fonts too. It's not able to initialize them. I don't know what the problem is.

Are you sure you d/l the standard fonts? I think the package name was xfnts.tgz. In the XF86Config file, there is a section that lists the paths to all the fonts. Check to make sure they are pointing to fonts location.
 
Old 02-13-2002, 04:46 PM   #13
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!!

Hmm...that could be the problem. Ok...thanx for the help.
 
Old 02-14-2002, 09:02 AM   #14
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Ok, I downloaded the xfnts.tgz package... what path should they install to because I get the same message.
 
Old 02-15-2002, 08:14 PM   #15
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My font path is:

/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts

When you install the packages from Slackware, they should install into the correct folders. Here's a copy of my XF86Config file. Maybe this will help you.

# File generated by xf86config.

#
# Copyright (c) 1999 by The XFree86 Project, Inc.
#
# Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
# copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"),
# to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation
# the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense,
# and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the
# Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
#
# The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
# all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
#
# THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
# IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
# FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL
# THE XFREE86 PROJECT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY,
# WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF
# OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE
# SOFTWARE.
#
# Except as contained in this notice, the name of the XFree86 Project shall
# not be used in advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or other
# dealings in this Software without prior written authorization from the
# XFree86 Project.
#

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config(4/5) man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Module section -- this section is used to specify
# which dynamically loadable modules to load.
# **********************************************************************
#
Section "Module"

# This loads the DBE extension module.

Load "dbe" # Double buffer extension

# This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
# initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
SubSection "extmod"
Option "omit xfree86-dga" # don't initialise the DGA extension
EndSubSection

# This loads the Type1 and FreeType font modules
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"

# This loads the GLX module
# Load "glx"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Files section. This allows default font and rgb paths to be set
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"

# The location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.

RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (which are concatenated together),
# as well as specifying multiple comma-separated entries in one FontPath
# command (or a combination of both methods)
#
# If you don't have a floating point coprocessor and emacs, Mosaic or other
# programs take long to start up, try moving the Type1 and Speedo directory
# to the end of this list (or comment them out).
#

FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"

# The module search path. The default path is shown here.

# ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Server flags section.
# **********************************************************************

Section "ServerFlags"

# Uncomment this to cause a core dump at the spot where a signal is
# received. This may leave the console in an unusable state, but may
# provide a better stack trace in the core dump to aid in debugging

# Option "NoTrapSignals"

# Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><BS> server abort sequence
# This allows clients to receive this key event.

# Option "DontZap"

# Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> mode switching
# sequences. This allows clients to receive these key events.

# Option "Dont Zoom"

# Uncomment this to disable tuning with the xvidtune client. With
# it the client can still run and fetch card and monitor attributes,
# but it will not be allowed to change them. If it tries it will
# receive a protocol error.

# Option "DisableVidModeExtension"

# Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local xvidtune client.

# Option "AllowNonLocalXvidtune"

# Uncomment this to disable dynamically modifying the input device
# (mouse and keyboard) settings.

# Option "DisableModInDev"

# Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local client to
# change the keyboard or mouse settings (currently only xset).

# Option "AllowNonLocalModInDev"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Input devices
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Core keyboard's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
# For most OSs the protocol can be omitted (it defaults to "Standard").
# When using XQUEUE (only for SVR3 and SVR4, but not Solaris),
# uncomment the following line.

# Option "Protocol" "Xqueue"

Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"

# Option "LeftAlt" "Meta"
# Option "RightAlt" "ModeShift"

# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "micro$oft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"

# These are the default XKB settings for XFree86
# Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
# Option "XkbModel" "pc101"
# Option "XkbLayout" "us"
# Option "XkbVariant" ""
# Option "XkbOptions" ""

# Option "XkbDisable"

Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Core Pointer's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"

# When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
# the following line.

# Option "Protocol" "Xqueue"

# Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice. In
# almost every case these lines should be omitted.

# Option "BaudRate" "9600"
# Option "SampleRate" "150"

# Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice
# Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)

# Option "Emulate3Buttons"
# Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"

# ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice

# Option "ChordMiddle"

EndSection
 
  


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