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Old 12-20-2005, 01:47 AM   #16
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please post the contents of your xorg.conf file, as well as the output of:
Code:
 /sbin/lspci | grep VGA

Last edited by win32sux; 12-20-2005 at 01:49 AM.
 
Old 12-20-2005, 03:03 AM   #17
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Also change your resolution an default depth in /etc/X11/xorg.conf Example:
# **********************************************************************
# 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 "** Intel i810 (generic) [i810]"
Monitor "My Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24 #<-----------H-E-R-E-------------------------

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1600x1200"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24 #<-----------H-E-R-E-------------------------
Modes "1600x1200" #<-----------H-E-R-E-------------------------
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection

Last edited by jasone; 12-20-2005 at 03:06 AM.
 
Old 12-20-2005, 09:44 AM   #18
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Talking Gurus?

The gurus don't concern themselves with problems such as yours (or mine). They're all writing code at the command prompt! Maybe an answer from a mere mortal would do.
 
Old 12-20-2005, 11:24 AM   #19
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I've had a rummage around, and dug up these posts from google. You may, or may not have, already read them, but I like to be complete =)

http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel.../msg00076.html
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/arch...hp/t-7749.html
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=319133
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=133605

I use nvidia cards, so, I can't help a lot beyond to point out a few things you may not have been made aware of. For that, I'm sorry.

Quote:
I think the key is getting DRI Project driver modules installed and loaded, but I have no idea how to do this, and the DRI Project website isn't very helpful.
Video driver:
Xorg comes with the radeon video driver, which mean you do not need to install anything else on top of X. Once you've got X installed (as I know you have) then it is only a matter of tweaking xorg.conf to make it work.

My understanding of the Xorg/Xfree "built-in" drivers, such as yours, is that they're not as functionally good as drivers by the graphics vendors. This stands to reason since the vendors have schematics and driver plans for their cards, while those working on X drivers have to hack a lot to get things working. This will account for discrepancies between your 'doze and *nix installs.

So, in direct response to the quote: the DRI Project is integrated into Xorg, so you will already have the drivers from there, no need to install them again (probably!).

Quote:
I've tried all of your suggestions and I still can't get DivX video to play properly, or 3D acceleration to run properly. And I've also pretty much given up on Samba server. At least the client works fine...
What are you using for playback? I recommend mplayer, and using the Xv driver to play the video, thus:

Code:
~# mplayer -vo xv -ao alsa /my/divx/file.avi
If you're using xine, then you need to make sure you've set the video driver to something sensible. If memory serves I think you want xshm, but best not to quote me on that, I use mplayer =)
 
Old 12-20-2005, 12:08 PM   #20
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Samba

Setting up Samba and using it is very well covered in the O'Reilly book `Using Samba'. Fully viewable on the web. I strongly urge you to have a look a this and then in all propability you will be up and running very soon.

If not write back listing your smb.conf and Windows options you have. As a quick thought have you created your samba user, type:

man smbpasswd

and is `encrypt passwords = yes' in your smb.conf.

Good luck.
 
Old 12-20-2005, 12:11 PM   #21
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Samba

Heres the url for `Using Samba'
http://www.faqs.org/docs/samba/toc.html
 
Old 12-20-2005, 12:34 PM   #22
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ati radeon card

I have the 32Mb version of ur card. Using knoppix live cd for its X11 config file I use ati driver. Under /etc/X11/xorg.conf's Section Monitor u can insert Hz + Vt refresh rates values for ur display and add Option "DPMS" "true" ;and in Section "Device" describing ati card u can uncomment or add VideoRam 65536kb. Good luck and have fun.
 
Old 12-20-2005, 03:38 PM   #23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Erik_FL
Microsoft Networking requires some way to resolve host names into IP addresses. This is the area most people have problems with. There are basically four ways to accomplish name resolution.
  1. Use "hosts" file to define names
  2. NetBIOS over TCP/IP broadcasts
  3. Domain Name Service (DNS)
  4. Windows Internet Name Service (WINS)

Most people don't have a DNS server, or a WINS server running on their home network. That leaves either the "hosts" file or NetBIOS broadcasts over TCP/IP. If you are having problems, I recommend starting by defining the computer names and IP addresses in the "hosts" file on both computers.

If you can get that working, then the next step is to use NetBIOS broadcasts instead of the "hosts" file. Remove or comment out the computer names in the hosts file to test NetBIOS name resolution.

There is a setting in the Windows LAN Connection TCP/IP properties to enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP. The setting is on the "WINS" page in the settings you get by clicking the "Advanced" button. If you don't have NetBIOS over TCP/IP enabled, then computers cannot use NetBIOS broadcasts to resolve names.

If NetBIOS is not working properly on Linux, you also may have problems. I'm not sure how to configure or test NetBIOS on Linux.

Some routers or other devices may block broadcasts. That can interfere with NetBIOS name resolution.

You can use a Domain Name Server to resolve addresses for Microsoft Networking, but you have to make sure all the computers register their names with the Domain Name Server. Either that, or you have to enter the information in the name server database manually.

I'm not sure if Linux supports WINS, and there is really no point in using it instead of DNS unless you have older versions of Windows. You also need a Windows server to support WINS.

Windows does not need name resolution in order to file/print share. It works just fine using IP addresses.

Although assuming you did want to have name to IP resolution the above post is accurate.
 
Old 12-21-2005, 01:58 AM   #24
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I tweaked the xorg.conf file with a few of the settings you folks recommended and still didn't change much for me...

Output of glxgears:
Code:
root@Die_Maschine:~# glxgears
325 frames in 7.0 seconds = 46.429 FPS
140 frames in 5.0 seconds = 28.000 FPS
264 frames in 7.0 seconds = 37.714 FPS
312 frames in 8.0 seconds = 39.000 FPS
312 frames in 9.0 seconds = 34.667 FPS
X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).
Output of glxinfo:
Code:
root@Die_Maschine:~# glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
display: :0  screen: 0
direct rendering: No
server glx vendor string: SGI
server glx version string: 1.2
server glx extensions:
    GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating,
    GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_OML_swap_method, GLX_SGI_make_current_read,
    GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig
client glx vendor string: SGI
client glx version string: 1.4
client glx extensions:
    GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context,
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_MESA_allocate_memory,
    GLX_MESA_swap_control, GLX_MESA_swap_frame_usage, GLX_OML_swap_method,
    GLX_OML_sync_control, GLX_SGI_make_current_read, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
    GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
    GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGIX_visual_select_group
GLX extensions:
    GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context,
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIS_multisample
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.2 (1.5 Mesa 6.2.1)
OpenGL extensions:
    GL_ARB_depth_texture, GL_ARB_imaging, GL_ARB_multitexture,
    GL_ARB_point_parameters, GL_ARB_point_sprite, GL_ARB_shadow,
    GL_ARB_shadow_ambient, GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp,
    GL_ARB_texture_cube_map, GL_ARB_texture_env_add,
    GL_ARB_texture_env_combine, GL_ARB_texture_env_crossbar,
    GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3, GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat,
    GL_ARB_transpose_matrix, GL_ARB_window_pos, GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_bgra,
    GL_EXT_blend_color, GL_EXT_blend_func_separate, GL_EXT_blend_logic_op,
    GL_EXT_blend_minmax, GL_EXT_blend_subtract, GL_EXT_clip_volume_hint,
    GL_EXT_copy_texture, GL_EXT_draw_range_elements, GL_EXT_fog_coord,
    GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays, GL_EXT_packed_pixels, GL_EXT_point_parameters,
    GL_EXT_polygon_offset, GL_EXT_rescale_normal, GL_EXT_secondary_color,
    GL_EXT_separate_specular_color, GL_EXT_shadow_funcs,
    GL_EXT_stencil_two_side, GL_EXT_stencil_wrap, GL_EXT_subtexture,
    GL_EXT_texture, GL_EXT_texture3D, GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp,
    GL_EXT_texture_env_add, GL_EXT_texture_env_combine,
    GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3, GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias, GL_EXT_texture_object,
    GL_EXT_texture_rectangle, GL_EXT_vertex_array, GL_APPLE_packed_pixels,
    GL_ATI_texture_env_combine3, GL_ATI_texture_mirror_once,
    GL_ATIX_texture_env_combine3, GL_IBM_texture_mirrored_repeat,
    GL_INGR_blend_func_separate, GL_MESA_pack_invert, GL_MESA_ycbcr_texture,
    GL_NV_blend_square, GL_NV_point_sprite, GL_NV_texgen_reflection,
    GL_NV_texture_rectangle, GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap,
    GL_SGIS_texture_border_clamp, GL_SGIS_texture_edge_clamp,
    GL_SGIS_texture_lod, GL_SGIX_depth_texture, GL_SGIX_shadow,
    GL_SGIX_shadow_ambient, GL_SUN_multi_draw_arrays
glu version: 1.3
glu extensions:
    GLU_EXT_nurbs_tessellator, GLU_EXT_object_space_tess

   visual  x  bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer  ms  cav
 id dep cl sp sz l  ci b ro  r  g  b  a bf th cl  r  g  b  a ns b eat
----------------------------------------------------------------------
0x23 24 tc  0 32  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  0  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
0x24 24 tc  0 32  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  8  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
0x25 24 tc  0 32  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 Slow
0x26 24 tc  0 32  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 Slow
0x27 24 tc  0 32  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  0  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
0x28 24 tc  0 32  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  8  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
0x29 24 tc  0 32  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 Slow
0x2a 24 tc  0 32  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 Slow
0x2b 24 dc  0 32  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  0  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
0x2c 24 dc  0 32  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  8  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
0x2d 24 dc  0 32  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 Slow
0x2e 24 dc  0 32  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 Slow
0x2f 24 dc  0 32  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  0  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
0x30 24 dc  0 32  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  8  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
0x31 24 dc  0 32  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 Slow
0x32 24 dc  0 32  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 Slow
Ouput of /sbin/lspci | grep VGA:
Code:
root@Die_Maschine:~# /sbin/lspci | grep VGA
00:0e.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV100 QY [Radeon 7000/VE]
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Matrox Graphics, Inc. MGA G200 AGP (rev 01)
xorg.conf:
Code:
# File generated by xorgconfig.

#
# Copyright 2004 The X.Org Foundation
#
# 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 X.Org Foundation 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 X.Org Foundation 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 X.Org Foundation.
#

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the xorg.conf(5x) 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 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)
# 
# 

    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/"

# 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"

     Option "Buttons" "5"
     Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

# 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	"kbd"

# 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"    "pc105"
# 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 Xorg
#    Option "XkbRules"    "xorg"
#    Option "XkbModel"    "pc105"
#    Option "XkbLayout"   "us"
#    Option "XkbVariant"  ""
#    Option "XkbOptions"  ""

#    Option "XkbDisable"

    Option "XkbRules"	"xorg"
    Option "XkbModel"	"pc104"
    Option "XkbLayout"	"us"

EndSection


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

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

    Identifier	"Mouse1"
    Driver	"mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"
    Option "Buttons" "5"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

# 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 xorg.conf 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  "My Monitor"

# 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

    Option "DPMS" "true"

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     "radeon"
# 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 xorgconfig:

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "** ATI Radeon (generic)               [radeon]"
    Driver      "radeon"
    VideoRam    65536

    Option "ForcePCIMode" "TRUE"

    # 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      "** ATI Radeon (generic)               [radeon]"
    Monitor     "My Monitor"
    DefaultDepth 24

    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
I hope all this info helps. As for my media player I am using Noatun, which is the Slackware 10.2 default.
 
Old 12-21-2005, 03:03 AM   #25
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Question is, will the player program continue to use the framebuffer, unless otherwise configured?
 
Old 12-21-2005, 07:35 AM   #26
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hi

check your /etc/fstab file. do you see there this line:

shm /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0


if no then add it. for that you must allso have a kernel support for POSIX, but that is by default so, i belive.

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Old 12-21-2005, 08:05 AM   #27
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As OSDiplomat has said: have you tried adjusting the settings in Noatun? It sounds like a KDE default more than a Slackware default ...

Are you using the standard Slackware kernel?

Reason I ask is, perhaps something in there isn't set up to accurately represent your hardware, so things aren't working.

I find it hard to diagnose problems remotely, and I don't know enough about X, drm, dri and glx to really make sense of the logs.

Oh! Logs!

/var/log/xorg.0.log (it's that or very similar, it's definitly in /var/log tho')

If you could put it up that might be handy. We'll see what X is saying when it starts up =)

- Piete.
 
Old 12-21-2005, 11:05 AM   #28
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root@Die_Maschine:~# glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: No <<<< thats the problem

your not loading dri so your radeon generic driver if its capable of being used by dri isnt using hardware acceleration. so you got it in but you havent turned it on.

at the bottom of your xorg.conf file you need to uncomment the DRI section.
 
Old 12-21-2005, 02:46 PM   #29
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excuse me. i forgot to say that you have to mount POSIX after adding that line in fstab. so 'mount /dev/shm' , and then grep ' mount | grep "shm"' to see if it is mounted properly. output should look like ' tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)'. try glxgears and fgl_glxgears after doing this.
 
Old 12-22-2005, 02:29 AM   #30
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Xorg.o.log is too long for me to post, but I did review it and it seems that X is loading the DRI module, but further down the line it says direct rendering is disabled...
 
  


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