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Old 08-04-2003, 04:51 AM   #1
polynotre
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Angry xwindows / refusal to load


hi.

so, this is basically my second day working with linux. i'm running mandrake 9.1/xp dual boot (f32fs), and i can't get xwindows to initialize for the life of me.

the error message entails:
'fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"' etc etc

i'd hand you the log if i knew how to even open a text editor, or find the log, or transfer it over to the windows mount (cause i can't find that either). um. my device manager reads my display device as an SiS 740, although i'm not quite sure my problem lies in the video card, as i'm going by similar problems/posts i've found while scouring for an answer.

i've tried to reconfigure via drakconf and xf86config, neither of them seem to make any sort of difference.

i don't really know what i should post alongside this as information, but chances are i don't even know how to get it, so please tell me what to do in a step-by-step manner.

much thx in advance.
 
Old 08-04-2003, 05:00 AM   #2
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well the log file will be /var/log/XFree.0.log or something siimilar (try just entering "ls /var/log/X" and then press table for possible completions). try "less /var/log/XFree86.0.log" , and look for errors - the lines that start "(EE)"
 
Old 08-04-2003, 05:09 AM   #3
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(EE) No devices found.


i have the distinct feeling that i'm an idiot.
 
Old 08-04-2003, 05:32 AM   #4
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Well,list your full log file.you can mount your windows partition by
from command line,type
mount -t vfat /dev/hd... /mnt/windows
after creating /mnt/windows by mkdir /mnt/windows
fill '... '' with the device driver for windows partition you want to mount,you can see this using fdisk -l.
ps:i hope your windows filesystem is not ntfs.if it is mention that.
 
Old 08-04-2003, 05:42 AM   #5
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believe me if your actually asking how to find and check a log file, you are no idiot....

"logfile? huh? wassat?"
 
Old 08-04-2003, 06:14 AM   #6
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LOL. point taken.

okay, so i had to go on a little sidequest to find out what the formal copy command was (dd doesn't like to dump big files i suppose..), so it took me a bit.. and looked like a garbled mess in notepad, but after posting it here, the spine reappeared. *shrug*

here goes.


XFree86 Version 4.3.0
Release Date: 27 February 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.21-0.13mdksmp i686 [ELF]
Build Date: 12 March 2003
Before reporting problems, check http://www.XFree86.Org/
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Mon Aug 4 06:06:13 2003
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4"
(==) ServerLayout "layout1"
(**) |-->Screen "screen1" (0)
(**) | |-->Monitor "monitor1"
(**) | |-->Device "device1"
(**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard1"
(WW) Option "XkbCompat" requires an string value
(**) Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
(**) XKB: model: "pc105"
(**) Option "XkbLayout" "us"
(**) XKB: layout: "us"
(WW) Option "XkbOptions" requires an string value
(==) Keyboard: CustomKeycode disabled
(**) |-->Input Device "Mouse1"
(**) FontPath set to "unix/:-1"
(==) RgbPath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
(==) ModulePath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
(**) Option "AllowMouseOpenFail"
Using vt 7
(--) using VT number 7

(WW) Open APM failed (/dev/apm_bios) (No such file or directory)
(II) Module ABI versions:
XFree86 ANSI C Emulation: 0.2
XFree86 Video Driver: 0.6
XFree86 XInput driver : 0.4
XFree86 Server Extension : 0.2
XFree86 Font Renderer : 0.4
(II) Loader running on linux
(II) LoadModule: "bitmap"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libbitmap.a
(II) Module bitmap: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: XFree86 Font Renderer
ABI class: XFree86 Font Renderer, version 0.4
(II) Loading font Bitmap
(II) LoadModule: "pcidata"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libpcidata.a
(II) Module pcidata: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
(II) PCI: Probing config type using method 1
(II) PCI: Config type is 1
(II) PCI: stages = 0x03, oldVal1 = 0x00000cf8, mode1Res1 = 0x00000cf8
(II) PCI: PCI scan (all values are in hex)
(II) PCI: 00:00:0: chip 1039,0740 card 0000,0000 rev 01 class 06,00,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:01:0: chip 1039,0001 card 0000,0000 rev 00 class 06,04,00 hdr 01
(II) PCI: 00:02:0: chip 1039,0008 card 0000,0000 rev 00 class 06,01,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:02:2: chip 1039,7001 card 1039,7001 rev 07 class 0c,03,10 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:02:3: chip 1039,7001 card 1039,7001 rev 07 class 0c,03,10 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:02:5: chip 1039,5513 card 1039,5513 rev d0 class 01,01,80 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:02:6: chip 1039,7013 card 1039,7013 rev a0 class 07,03,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:02:7: chip 1039,7012 card 13f6,0300 rev a0 class 04,01,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:03:0: chip 1039,0900 card 1039,0900 rev 90 class 02,00,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:09:0: chip 104c,8020 card 15c5,8010 rev 00 class 0c,00,10 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:0d:0: chip 127a,4320 card 1235,4320 rev 00 class 04,01,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:0d:1: chip 127a,4321 card 1235,4321 rev 00 class 07,80,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:0d:2: chip 127a,4322 card 1235,4322 rev 00 class 09,80,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 01:00:0: chip 1039,6325 card 1039,6325 rev 00 class 03,00,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: End of PCI scan
(II) Host-to-PCI bridge:
(II) Bus 0: bridge is at (0:0:0), (0,0,1), BCTRL: 0x0008 (VGA_EN is set)
(II) Bus 0 I/O range:
[0] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0000ffff (0x10000) IX[B]
(II) Bus 0 non-prefetchable memory range:
[0] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0xffffffff (0x0) MX[B]
(II) Bus 0 prefetchable memory range:
[0] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0xffffffff (0x0) MX[B]
(II) PCI-to-PCI bridge:
(II) Bus 1: bridge is at (0:1:0), (0,1,1), BCTRL: 0x0008 (VGA_EN is set)
(II) Bus 1 I/O range:
[0] -1 0 0x00009000 - 0x00009fff (0x1000) IX[B]
(II) Bus 1 non-prefetchable memory range:
[0] -1 0 0xcfe00000 - 0xcfefffff (0x100000) MX[B]
(II) Bus 1 prefetchable memory range:
[0] -1 0 0xbfc00000 - 0xcfcfffff (0x10100000) MX[B]
(II) PCI-to-ISA bridge:
(II) Bus -1: bridge is at (0:2:0), (0,-1,-1), BCTRL: 0x0008 (VGA_EN is set)
(--) PCI:*(1:0:0) Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS650/651/M650/740 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter rev 0, Mem @ 0xc0000000/27, 0xcfee0000/17, I/O @ 0x9c00/7
(II) Addressable bus resource ranges are
[0] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0xffffffff (0x0) MX[B]
[1] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0000ffff (0x10000) IX[B]
(II) OS-reported resource ranges:
[0] -1 0 0xffe00000 - 0xffffffff (0x200000) MX[B](B)
[1] -1 0 0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
[2] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
[3] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
[4] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
[5] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
[6] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
(II) PCI Memory resource overlap reduced 0xd0000000 from 0xd1ffffff to 0xcfffffff
(II) Active PCI resource ranges:
[0] -1 0 0xcfffb000 - 0xcfffbfff (0x1000) MX[B]
[1] -1 0 0xcffe0000 - 0xcffeffff (0x10000) MX[B]
[2] -1 0 0xcfff0000 - 0xcfff3fff (0x4000) MX[B]
[3] -1 0 0xcfff7800 - 0xcfff7fff (0x800) MX[B]
[4] -1 0 0xcfff8000 - 0xcfff8fff (0x1000) MX[B]
[5] -1 0 0xcfffa000 - 0xcfffafff (0x1000) MX[B]
[6] -1 0 0xcfff9000 - 0xcfff9fff (0x1000) MX[B]
[7] -1 0 0xd0000000 - 0xcfffffff (0x0) MX[B]O
[8] -1 0 0xcfee0000 - 0xcfefffff (0x20000) MX[B](B)
[9] -1 0 0xc0000000 - 0xc7ffffff (0x8000000) MX[B](B)
[10] -1 0 0x0000c800 - 0x0000c83f (0x40) IX[B]
[11] -1 0 0x0000cc00 - 0x0000ccff (0x100) IX[B]
[12] -1 0 0x0000d800 - 0x0000d87f (0x80) IX[B]
[13] -1 0 0x0000dc00 - 0x0000dcff (0x100) IX[B]
[14] -1 0 0x0000d000 - 0x0000d07f (0x80) IX[B]
[15] -1 0 0x0000d400 - 0x0000d4ff (0x100) IX[B]
[16] -1 0 0x0000ff00 - 0x0000ff0f (0x10) IX[B]
[17] -1 0 0x00009c00 - 0x00009c7f (0x80) IX[B](B)
(II) Active PCI resource ranges after removing overlaps:
[0] -1 0 0xcfffb000 - 0xcfffbfff (0x1000) MX[B]
[1] -1 0 0xcffe0000 - 0xcffeffff (0x10000) MX[B]
[2] -1 0 0xcfff0000 - 0xcfff3fff (0x4000) MX[B]
[3] -1 0 0xcfff7800 - 0xcfff7fff (0x800) MX[B]
[4] -1 0 0xcfff8000 - 0xcfff8fff (0x1000) MX[B]
[5] -1 0 0xcfffa000 - 0xcfffafff (0x1000) MX[B]
[6] -1 0 0xcfff9000 - 0xcfff9fff (0x1000) MX[B]
[7] -1 0 0xd0000000 - 0xcfffffff (0x0) MX[B]O
[8] -1 0 0xcfee0000 - 0xcfefffff (0x20000) MX[B](B)
[9] -1 0 0xc0000000 - 0xc7ffffff (0x8000000) MX[B](B)
[10] -1 0 0x0000c800 - 0x0000c83f (0x40) IX[B]
[11] -1 0 0x0000cc00 - 0x0000ccff (0x100) IX[B]
[12] -1 0 0x0000d800 - 0x0000d87f (0x80) IX[B]
[13] -1 0 0x0000dc00 - 0x0000dcff (0x100) IX[B]
[14] -1 0 0x0000d000 - 0x0000d07f (0x80) IX[B]
[15] -1 0 0x0000d400 - 0x0000d4ff (0x100) IX[B]
[16] -1 0 0x0000ff00 - 0x0000ff0f (0x10) IX[B]
[17] -1 0 0x00009c00 - 0x00009c7f (0x80) IX[B](B)
(II) OS-reported resource ranges after removing overlaps with PCI:
[0] -1 0 0xffe00000 - 0xffffffff (0x200000) MX[B](B)
[1] -1 0 0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
[2] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
[3] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
[4] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
[5] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
[6] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
(II) All system resource ranges:
[0] -1 0 0xffe00000 - 0xffffffff (0x200000) MX[B](B)
[1] -1 0 0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
[2] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
[3] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
[4] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
[5] -1 0 0xcfffb000 - 0xcfffbfff (0x1000) MX[B]
[6] -1 0 0xcffe0000 - 0xcffeffff (0x10000) MX[B]
[7] -1 0 0xcfff0000 - 0xcfff3fff (0x4000) MX[B]
[8] -1 0 0xcfff7800 - 0xcfff7fff (0x800) MX[B]
[9] -1 0 0xcfff8000 - 0xcfff8fff (0x1000) MX[B]
[10] -1 0 0xcfffa000 - 0xcfffafff (0x1000) MX[B]
[11] -1 0 0xcfff9000 - 0xcfff9fff (0x1000) MX[B]
[12] -1 0 0xd0000000 - 0xcfffffff (0x0) MX[B]O
[13] -1 0 0xcfee0000 - 0xcfefffff (0x20000) MX[B](B)
[14] -1 0 0xc0000000 - 0xc7ffffff (0x8000000) MX[B](B)
[15] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
[16] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
[17] -1 0 0x0000c800 - 0x0000c83f (0x40) IX[B]
[18] -1 0 0x0000cc00 - 0x0000ccff (0x100) IX[B]
[19] -1 0 0x0000d800 - 0x0000d87f (0x80) IX[B]
[20] -1 0 0x0000dc00 - 0x0000dcff (0x100) IX[B]
[21] -1 0 0x0000d000 - 0x0000d07f (0x80) IX[B]
[22] -1 0 0x0000d400 - 0x0000d4ff (0x100) IX[B]
[23] -1 0 0x0000ff00 - 0x0000ff0f (0x10) IX[B]
[24] -1 0 0x00009c00 - 0x00009c7f (0x80) IX[B](B)
(II) LoadModule: "dbe"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libdbe.a
(II) Module dbe: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: XFree86 Server Extension
ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.2
(II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
(II) LoadModule: "v4l"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/linux/v4l_drv.o
(II) Module v4l: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 0.0.1
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
(II) LoadModule: "extmod"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libextmod.a
(II) Module extmod: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: XFree86 Server Extension
ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.2
(II) Loading extension SHAPE
(II) Loading extension MIT-SUNDRY-NONSTANDARD
(II) Loading extension BIG-REQUESTS
(II) Loading extension SYNC
(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
(II) Loading extension XC-MISC
(II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
(II) Loading extension XFree86-Misc
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
(II) Loading extension DPMS
(II) Loading extension FontCache
(II) Loading extension TOG-CUP
(II) Loading extension Extended-Visual-Information
(II) Loading extension XVideo
(II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
(II) Loading extension X-Resource
(II) LoadModule: "type1"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libtype1.a
(II) Module type1: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 1.0.2
Module class: XFree86 Font Renderer
ABI class: XFree86 Font Renderer, version 0.4
(II) Loading font Type1
(II) Loading font CID
(II) LoadModule: "freetype"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libfreetype.a
(II) Module freetype: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 2.0.2
Module class: XFree86 Font Renderer
ABI class: XFree86 Font Renderer, version 0.4
(II) Loading font FreeType
(II) LoadModule: "glx"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.a
(II) Module glx: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.2
(II) Loading sub module "GLcore"
(II) LoadModule: "GLcore"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a
(II) Module GLcore: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.2
(II) Loading extension GLX
(II) LoadModule: "vmware"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/vmware_drv.o
(II) Module vmware: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 10.10.2
Module class: XFree86 Video Driver
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
(II) LoadModule: "mouse"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/mouse_drv.o
(II) Module mouse: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: XFree86 XInput Driver
ABI class: XFree86 XInput driver, version 0.4
(II) v4l driver for Video4Linux
(II) VMWARE: driver for VMware SVGA: vmware0405, vmware0710
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 01:00:0
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
the full server output, not just the last messages.
This can be found in the log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log".
Please report problems to xfree86@xfree86.org.


thanks for all the help. i appreciate it.
 
Old 08-04-2003, 06:25 AM   #7
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I would be able to say something if you list your /etc/X11/XF86Config.I couldnt follow the error from the log file.I cant say that 'it has got no clues' because i am also quite new to linux.I am sure your error can be solved since it showes an error and it doesnt have to deal with any compatibility problem.
 
Old 08-04-2003, 06:37 AM   #8
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you got it.

i'm including the XF86Config-4 file as well, just in case.

[XF86Config]
# 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 "speedo"
# Load "freetype"
# Load "xtt"

# This loads the GLX module
# Load "glx"
# This loads the DRI module
# Load "dri"

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/Speedo/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
# FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType/"
# FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/freefont/"
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><Fn> VT switch sequence
# (where n is 1 through 12). This allows clients to receive these key
# events.

# Option "DontVTSwitch"

# 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" "microsoft"
#
# 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" "pc101"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

EndSection


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

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "Auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"

# Mouse-speed setting for PS/2 mouse.

# Option "Resolution" "256"

# 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


# **********************************************************************
# Other input device sections
# this is optional and is required only if you
# are using extended input devices. This is for example only. Refer
# to the XF86Config man page for a description of the options.
# **********************************************************************
#
# Section "InputDevice"
# Identifier "Mouse2"
# Driver "mouse"
# Option "Protocol" "MouseMan"
# Option "Device" "/dev/mouse2"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
# Identifier "spaceball"
# Driver "magellan"
# Option "Device" "/dev/cua0"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
# Identifier "spaceball2"
# Driver "spaceorb"
# Option "Device" "/dev/cua0"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
# Identifier "touchscreen0"
# Driver "microtouch"
# Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
# Option "MinX" "1412"
# Option "MaxX" "15184"
# Option "MinY" "15372"
# Option "MaxY" "1230"
# Option "ScreenNumber" "0"
# Option "ReportingMode" "Scaled"
# Option "ButtonNumber" "1"
# Option "SendCoreEvents"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
# Identifier "touchscreen1"
# Driver "elo2300"
# Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
# Option "MinX" "231"
# Option "MaxX" "3868"
# Option "MinY" "3858"
# Option "MaxY" "272"
# Option "ScreenNumber" "0"
# Option "ReportingMode" "Scaled"
# Option "ButtonThreshold" "17"
# Option "ButtonNumber" "1"
# Option "SendCoreEvents"
# EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Monitor section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of monitor sections may be present

Section "Monitor"

Identifier "hp"

# HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
# HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY. REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

HorizSync 31.5 - 64.3

# HorizSync 30-64 # multisync
# HorizSync 31.5, 35.2 # multiple fixed sync frequencies
# HorizSync 15-25, 30-50 # multiple ranges of sync frequencies

# VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
# VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY. REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

VertRefresh 50-70

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

# Standard VGA Device:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Standard VGA"
VendorName "Unknown"
BoardName "Unknown"

# The chipset line is optional in most cases. It can be used to override
# the driver's chipset detection, and should not normally be specified.

# Chipset "generic"

# The Driver line must be present. When using run-time loadable driver
# modules, this line instructs the server to load the specified driver
# module. Even when not using loadable driver modules, this line
# indicates which driver should interpret the information in this section.

Driver "vga"
# The BusID line is used to specify which of possibly multiple devices
# this section is intended for. When this line isn't present, a device
# section can only match up with the primary video device. For PCI
# devices a line like the following could be used. This line should not
# normally be included unless there is more than one video device
# intalled.

# BusID "PCI:0:10:0"

# VideoRam 256

# Clocks 25.2 28.3

EndSection

# Device configured by xf86config:

Section "Device"
Identifier "SiS_gen"
Driver "sis"
#VideoRam 32768
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present. Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen. A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen 1"
Device "SiS_gen"
Monitor "hp"
DefaultDepth 16

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# ServerLayout sections.
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of ServerLayout sections may be present. Each describes
# the way multiple screens are organised. A specific ServerLayout
# section may be specified from the X server command line with the
# "-layout" option. In the absence of this, the first section is used.
# When now ServerLayout section is present, the first Screen section
# is used alone.

Section "ServerLayout"

# The Identifier line must be present
Identifier "Simple Layout"

# Each Screen line specifies a Screen section name, and optionally
# the relative position of other screens. The four names after
# primary screen name are the screens to the top, bottom, left and right
# of the primary screen. In this example, screen 2 is located to the
# right of screen 1.

Screen "Screen 1"

# Each InputDevice line specifies an InputDevice section name and
# optionally some options to specify the way the device is to be
# used. Those options include "CorePointer", "CoreKeyboard" and
# "SendCoreEvents".

InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"

EndSection

# Section "DRI"
# Mode 0666
# EndSection












[XF86Config-4]
# File generated by XFdrake.

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx" # 3D layer
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbCompat" ""
Option "XkbOptions" ""
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Plug'n Play"
ModelName "HP D5259A Pavilion M70 Monitor"
HorizSync 30-70
VertRefresh 50-120

# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
Driver "vmware"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 16

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"
EndSection
 
Old 08-04-2003, 06:54 AM   #9
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Well atleast I am sure your xf86config has not done any use cos' XFree 4.x server checks for XF86Config-4 first and if it is not there,it will go for XF86Config.and xf86config creates XF86Config.I thought abt this only after going thru XF86Config.So I am just going thru XF86Config-4.I am quite hopefull abt this.....

This is the proof of my claim that 'XF86Config-4' first and 'xf86config is useless' theory.

Last edited by arunshivanandan; 08-04-2003 at 07:25 AM.
 
Old 08-04-2003, 07:21 AM   #10
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It appears there is considerable difference b/w your XF86Config and XF86Config-4.The error is with detecting the vmware thing.(I assume this when passing through the "Device" section,the system will (obviously) search for this and it is not able to find it- I have this theory to satisfy the fact that the error in the log file appears just after "vmware".)And the changes you have done with xf86config has not affected the system at all.So I would advice to make a backup of XF86Config-4(though there is rather no use) and then copy XF86Config to XF86Config-4 and then try 'startx'.
 
Old 08-04-2003, 08:04 AM   #11
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actually, i figured that out as well while reviewing the post. apparently mandrake is still bundled with the older version of xfree. i made the changes through xf86cfg, which were changes within a GUI, and xwindows ran fine. now i have a new problem -- KDE doesn't load right.

before i picked the right card, it showed a blue screen and a lot of random boxes appeared and disappeared, then did nothing. the mouse went watch, and then disappeared. (?) now that i picked the card that i KNOW is right, it's a blood red screen, and the KDE bar comes up at the bottom.. but when i click the gears, it disappears behind the red screen.

i'm not sure what this means, but it's becoming a real pain.

thank you guys so much for sticking with me on this. i think i might try to boot gnome and see if that helps, but either way i still want the option of being able to use KDE.
 
Old 08-04-2003, 08:09 AM   #12
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a red screen as opposed to blue will normally just mean you're trying to load X as root and not a normal user. Mandrake ships with both for extra compatability, but there's not reason to install 3.3.6 unless you know otherwise. delete the -4 config file and recreate XF86Config instead.

oh... and KDE sucks big time. http://blackboxwm.sf.net
 
Old 08-04-2003, 08:16 AM   #13
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alright, i'm gonna try deleting the -4 file and recreate the older one. GNOME had me log into what looked like a PPP prompt (Welcome to k12mius.comast.etc.etc.net), but in the end, ate the bar and my cursor as well.

i'll report back.
 
Old 08-04-2003, 08:17 AM   #14
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Well,I could not follow the situation exactly.Are you able to do something in KDE??What you see is a plane red screen and your mouse/keyboard cant to anything??
sorry-I was too late.

Last edited by arunshivanandan; 08-04-2003 at 08:19 AM.
 
Old 08-04-2003, 08:37 AM   #15
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nonono!! don't apologize! you're both helping me out tons. i got it all to run great because of you both, i'm typing from xwindows. mission accomplished.

it ended up being the -4 file's fault that the sea of bluered desktop ate everything. kde booted up beautifully. *excited happytard dance*

okay, so now, acid. what files and what strings do i modify in the future event that i don't want kde?


gdkfhgafskljfghajfkh!!
 
  


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