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Old 02-12-2004, 09:16 PM   #1
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Couldn't start X server after update kernel


After updated to 2.4.24 on my RedHat 9, I couldn't bring up login GUI as normal??? When compiled kernel, I use xconfig and load the old kernel config. Is there any config file should I backup before update? How can I start up with login GUI as normal?

Thanks,

TT
 
Old 02-13-2004, 09:18 AM   #2
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The upgrade may have nixed drivers or other modules...

Before we can help, we need to see:
lsmod
dmesg
/etc/X11/XFree86.log
^-- might not be the exact name. might also be in /var. Haven't got X installed on my box yet so I can't check if you can't find the file, type "startx" and post what it displays.

Basically, we need to know what errors you're getting. Not being able to start X can be caused by a bunch of things.
Posting your hardware configuration, particularly video card and AGP bus would also help.


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Old 02-13-2004, 10:31 PM   #3
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TamLe, if you are using nvida drivers that you installed you will have to re-install some new ones. Nvidia has 2.6.x compliant drivers on their website.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 03:17 AM   #4
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I used onboard i815 chipset . I'll try , and ... hopes it work
Thanks for your info!

TT
 
Old 02-16-2004, 09:32 PM   #5
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Hey man, i'm still no luck! *sigh*

To Rounan!

1\ My hardware list:
P3 800 (L2 cache 256Kb)
MB 815E
graphic card: onboard i815
sound onboard
ram 512
1 SCSI HDD & 1 IDE (boot from SCSI)
Adaptec 2940 U2W card

2\ lsmod:
return my hardware like SCSI, 3C95x, .... but I have no name of my i815 chipset (graphic card). BTW in column named "Not tained" said " (auto clean) " ???? What does that mean?

3\ after typed "startx" , the monitor becomes black , then I "Ctrl + Alt +F1" to bring text mode again , I got error report from X server:
" XIO : fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 request (0 known ) with 0 event remaining " . The system still works: cp , mv. .... but couldnt "startx" only!

4\ my XF86Config file: # vim /etc/X11/XF86Config
List all hardware: monitor name, refresh rate, videoram , depth, chipset .... I think the config file is OK ( ???? )

5\ the way I compiled kernel:
make dep
make clean
make xconfig
Then I load the old config file, in DivicesSignature (or similar to ) : yes to i815 (from the old config file) , but I did answer "y" to ext3 in FileSystem section (the old file said "m" _ module )
make bzImage
make modules
make modules_install
make install
I have no error at compiling.

Reboot then I select new kernel ( 2.4.24 ) from grub boot menu. Then ..... couldnt start X server again !

I hope that these info may give you enough info to help me out!

Thanks for your ideas!

TT
 
Old 02-17-2004, 07:45 AM   #6
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So you've got i815 compiled directly into the kernel? VERY strange...
if it's included in the kernel, it isn't bad for it not to appear in lsmod - it shouldn't. Did you have it compiled direct, or as a module under your last kernel?

What does the "driver" field in the "device" section of XFree86-4.conf say?

...

Google "fatal IO error 104"?

I'm at a loss.

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Old 02-19-2004, 01:13 AM   #7
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I did compile i815 into kernel
In Character divices:
/dev/agpgart set to module
Intel440BX/LX/GX and i815/i820... set to yes (compile into kernel )
Intel i810/i815/i830 (onboard) supports set to yes (compile into kernel )

Part of my XF86Config (at /etc/X11)
Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "i810"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "Intel 815"
VideoRam 16384
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

And part of my XFree86.0.log (at /var/log/)
(II) I810: Driver for Intel Integrated Graphics Chipsets: i810, i810-dc100,
i810e, i815, i830M, 845G, 852GM/855GM, 865G
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 00:02:0
(--) Assigning device section with no busID to primary device
(--) Chipset i815 found

Could you help me out?

TT
 
Old 02-19-2004, 07:59 AM   #8
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Try changing
Driver "i810"
to
Driver "i815"

... but first make sure that the driver exists - I have a feeling i810 might be the one used for 810 or 815 chipsets. All I can think of though. This has to be a driver issue on some level, but from what you've told me it looks like everything should be fine.

Also, look here: http://en.tldp.org/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX/apps.html#GUIXWIN
for a guide specific to the i810 chipset.

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Old 02-22-2004, 08:35 PM   #9
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In my system, the i815 driver doesnt exist ! I'll try in another time.

Thank you, Rounan!

TT
 
  


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