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Old 10-31-2004, 05:11 PM   #1
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XServer Fails


I just got done with a Stage 1 installation of Gentoo. Right now I'm trying to get X to work (and eventually kde). I've emerge'd everything I need, and have made all the necessary configuration changes, however when I try and start the server, I'm greeted with a nice fatal error message:

"Cannot run in framebuffer mode. Please specify bus IDs for all framebuffer devices"

Simply, what I'm asking is, what causes this, and how do I fix it?

My laptop has an integrated graphics processor (Intel 855GM). Thanks in Advance

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Old 10-31-2004, 05:38 PM   #2
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I had the same problem, but I configured my kernel without frame buffer support try.. the following

You have to configure Xserver, before you #startx

do ->#whereis xorgconfig

that should give you the location of xorgconfig,

run xorgconfig and set up your Xserver according to your requirements and
you are good to go.. [Please refer your monitor specsheet, for refresh rates and stuff, as you'll need them during your the process..]

-->#xorgconfig

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Old 10-31-2004, 08:25 PM   #3
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Thank you. I've now successfully gotten X and KDE up and running. Much appreciated.

BTW, if anyone knows how to make it so kdm will automatically start with the computer, I would appreciate it.
 
Old 10-31-2004, 09:18 PM   #4
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Goto the "Graphical Login " Section in
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/kde-config.xml

And by the way, Welcome to the Gent00 World !!!

Its great to know that you are just "15" and using L1nuX. Rock On Man..

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Old 10-31-2004, 10:09 PM   #5
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I've been using linux for nearly a year now, mostly relying on the simpler distributions, but now I'm finally starting to move into the harder stuff. It feels pretty good to know something most people my age couldn't even fathom.

Anyways, thanks again!
 
  


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