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Old 02-15-2004, 12:49 AM   #1
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IGP320 Finally got 3d working! But now some startup issues...

I have just spent the last 14 hours getting 3d acceleration to work with my IGP320. After about 11 hours I finally succeded and was able to play some tuxracer and chromium in very smooth frame rates!! Once I get this current problem figured out I plan on posting how I got it to work.

Now comes the problem. I'm having some bootup problems that I can't seem to pin down. Bascially if I just turn on the laptop (or restart) and let it boot without touching the computer it will boot fine until it reaches the graphical login. At this time it becomes really slugish. Starting gnome or KDE takes forever and usually the laptop will overheat and turn off before they finish loading.

Now here is the kicker. After three hours of trial and error I discovered that on boot up if I enter the interactive bootup and then just hold down the enter key as it asks me what services to start it has no problem starting the graphical log in mangager (no lag) and KDE or gnome loads without any problems.

So, any of you guys have an idea on what could be the problem here? Any help would be appreciated.

Emachines M5310
Athlon XP 2400+

Mandrake 9.2 RC2 (yeah I know, I haven't downloaded new sources...)
Kernel 2.6.2mm (DRI trunk)

# 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"

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

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

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc101"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
# Option "XkbOptions" ""

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

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Plug'n Play"
ModelName "Flat Panel 1024x768"
HorizSync 31.5-48.5
VertRefresh 40-70

# 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

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
Driver "radeon"
BoardName "Mobility U1"
VideoRam 65536
Option "DPMS"
Option "AGPMode" "4"
Option "AGPFastWrite" "on"
Option "EnablePageFlip" "on"
BusID "PCI:1:5:0"


#Section "Device"
# Identifier "device1"
# VendorName "ATI Technologies Inc"
# BoardName "ATI Radeon"
# Driver "radeon"
# Option "DPMS"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Virtual 1024 768

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Virtual 1024 768

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Virtual 1024 768

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1024 768

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
Screen "screen1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"

Last edited by adamis; 02-15-2004 at 04:09 PM.
Old 02-15-2004, 03:00 PM   #2
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: france
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you have something that isn't working and it's retrying for a bit. I had this problem with a badly configured soundcard and gnome. I turnned off sound support and then machine flew. pay attention to your error messages, if not look at the logfiles, find what doesn't work and either make it work or disable it.

good luck, derek.
Old 02-15-2004, 03:20 PM   #3
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But why would the system work fine if I enter interactive startup mode and then just hold down the enter key until the graphical login manager shows up? I thought it might be a service that wasn't getting started or was getting started but I couldn't find anything out of the normal.

At least it's just an annoyance and only happens during startup. I can live with it until true support for the IGP makes it into xfree86 (which by the way will not be 4.4 unfortunatly...). Small price to pay to be able to play some 3d games.


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