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Slinky 03-14-2004 03:33 PM

noob losing hair over 2.6.4
hi i am attempting to use kernel 2.6.4 with 9.1 i have managed to compile the kernel and modules about 5 times now! but still i am hitting the same problem :(
when i try to start x i get:
(EE)GARTInit: un able to open /dev/agpgart (no such device)
(EE)I810 (0): AGP GART support is not available make sure your kernel......
(EE) Screen (s) found but none have usable configuration

After the first time this came up i reinstalled and made kernel all over but could not find agpgart in xconfig. been trying all day and this last time i typed modprobe agpgart and recived this message FATAL: Module agpgart already in kernel. hmmm im very confused, please can anyone help me?

hp_tux 03-14-2004 04:59 PM


hmm, I also have 2.6.4 on 9.1, and "agpgart" as module. My machine has an Intel mainboard (i850 chipset) and the "agpgart" module depends on the module "intel_agp".

Hope that will help a little... ;)



thewizard20 03-14-2004 05:02 PM

i believe agpgart is listed under character devices

DrOzz 03-14-2004 06:47 PM

cat /usr/src/linux/.config | grep CONFIG_AGP
that will tell you if you compiled it or not, and it will be the first result ...

and wizard is right, it is under character devices ...
Device Drivers ---> Character Devices ---> /dev/agpgart (AGP Support)
its half way down ...

Slinky 03-18-2004 08:31 AM

just want to say a big thankyou to you all for the help have just got 2.6.4 up and running with X and modem support :) my mouse wheel has stopped working but will look into that at a later date ;)
Thanks again

SML 03-18-2004 08:50 PM

Mouse wheel should be very simple. Do a quick search here and you'll find the answer no probs. You just need to adjust add one line to a file.

colnago 03-18-2004 09:21 PM

Yeah, for the mouse, use IMPS/2, not PS/2 and add:
"Option" "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Remove any emulate 3 button stuff.

bashrc2 03-19-2004 01:03 AM

ok how did you get the sound to work? :D

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