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Old 02-09-2005, 03:30 PM   #1
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X problems on NEC Versa SX laptop


I'm hoping someone can help me with my outdated system and X problems.

System details:
Nec Versa SX
TFT monitor
Trident 9388 graphics Card

Linux is running:
Slackware 7.1
16M swap

For numerous reasons, this is what I am stuck with. I'd love to update--it'd probably solve all my problems--but I'm out of luck. The gist of it is I can not get the X server to start up. When I run xf86config, get the config file and then run X -probeonly, I get the following. Through the xf86config program, I choose 'Trident Cyber 9388' as it is the closest one. I'm never questioned about the Framebuffer so I don't know where that's coming from. I've also gone through all the help/man files and relevent README's. :P
Also, there is no "fbdev" section in the "Screen" section of my xf86config.

XFree86 Version 3.3.6 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6300)
Release Date: January 8 1999
If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is newer
than the above date, look for a newer version before reporting
Operating System: Linux 2.2.13 i686 [ELF]
Configured drivers:
FBDev: Server for frame buffer device
(Patchlevel 10): mfb, cfb8, cfb16, cfb24, cfb32
(using VT number 7)

XF86Config: /etc/XF86Config
(**) stands for supplied, (--) stands for probed/default values
(**) XKB: keymap: "xfree86(us)" (overrides other XKB settings)
(**) Mouse: type: Busmouse, device: /dev/mouse, buttons: 3
(**) Mouse: 3 button emulation (timeout: 50ms)
(**) FontPath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"

You must provide a "Screen" section in XF86Config for at
least one of the following graphics drivers: fbdev

Fatal server error:
No configured graphics devices

Now, when I run XF86Setup and make the same choices for the xf86config
file it automatically tries to start up the Xserver and I get a bright white-blue blank screen. Then when I have to do a server kill just to get a console back,
I get flashed a quick msg: "Xserver running on a different virtual window"

Any ideas to fix this? Or even what the problem really is? My HD is a 2G Win 2G linux partition and the windoze side barely functions. I am pretty much up a creek at this point. (I'm working off of a loner right now)



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