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Old 04-30-2010, 05:12 AM   #16
sjampoo
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No luck so far. To be absolutely posi-sure it didn't go wrong elsewhere, I reinstalled Slackware 13 completely. Since I've been fiddeling with lots o stuff, I might just have borked the system.

It's now compiling, with the .config from the stock huge-smp as base instead of generic. Fingers X-ed

*EDIT*

Compiled just fine. Within about 2 hours..

Anyways: now I'm running X with artifacts, and incredibly slow. I can type way faster than the screen handles... so not to speak about any youtube video performance.

What are the ways to check in what ' mode ' x is running?

I have NO xorg.conf, like mentioned before in this thread,. but when I start X with a xorg.conf ( X - configure and than X -config xorg.conf.new ) the screen only goes black.. When I (while in blackscreen) go back to TTY1 by pressing CTRL-ALT-F1, I see following error:

(EE) intel(1): [drm] failed to set drm interface version
(EE) intel(1): Failed to become DRM master
(EE) intel(1): No valid modes

When I CTRL-C the process,. the TTY's are 'borked': the screen won't refresh anymore. Even invoking a ' reset ' won't work. does still work though; can shutdown normally.

*EDIT 2*

From Dmesg:
Quote:
root@suikerstroop:/# dmesg | grep drm
[drm] Initialized drm 1.1.0 20060810
[drm] Initialized i915 1.6.0 20080730 on minor 0
Quote:
root@suikerstroop:/# dmesg | grep intel
agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: Intel 855GM Chipset
agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: detected 16252K stolen memory
agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: AGP aperture is 128M @ 0xe8000000
intelfb: Framebuffer driver for Intel(R) 830M/845G/852GM/855GM/865G/915G/915GM/945G/945GM/945GME/965G/965GM chipsets
intelfb: Version 0.9.6
intelfb 0000:00:02.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LNKA] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
intelfb: 00:02.0: Intel(R) 852GME, aperture size 128MB, stolen memory 16252kB
intelfb: Non-CRT device is enabled ( LVDS port ). Disabling mode switching.
intelfb: Initial video mode is 1024x768-16@60.
intelfb: Changing the video mode is not supported.
intel_rng: FWH not detected
intel8x0_measure_ac97_clock: measured 50139 usecs
intel8x0: clocking to 48000
intelfb: Changing the video mode is not supported.
intelfb 0000:00:02.0: setting latency timer to 64
Xorg.conf.new
Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "X.org Configured"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	Screen      1  "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/local"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/OTF"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/CID"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "dri2"
	Load  "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor1"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "NoAccel"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "SWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ColorKey"           	# <i>
        #Option     "CacheLines"         	# <i>
        #Option     "Dac6Bit"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "DRI"                	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoDDC"              	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ShowCache"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "XvMCSurfaces"       	# <i>
        #Option     "PageFlip"           	# [<bool>]
	Identifier  "Card0"
	Driver      "intel"
	VendorName  "Unknown Vendor"
	BoardName   "Unknown Board"
	BusID       "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "NoAccel"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "SWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ColorKey"           	# <i>
        #Option     "CacheLines"         	# <i>
        #Option     "Dac6Bit"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "DRI"                	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoDDC"              	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ShowCache"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "XvMCSurfaces"       	# <i>
        #Option     "PageFlip"           	# [<bool>]
	Identifier  "Card1"
	Driver      "intel"
	VendorName  "Unknown Vendor"
	BoardName   "Unknown Board"
	BusID       "PCI:0:2:1"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Card0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     1
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     4
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     8
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     15
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen1"
	Device     "Card1"
	Monitor    "Monitor1"
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     1
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     4
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     8
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     15
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Last edited by sjampoo; 04-30-2010 at 11:40 AM.
 
Old 04-30-2010, 12:04 PM   #17
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Not sure who to blame on this one. It seems that the Intel people are having a lot of problems supporting their old video chipsets. Or everything is occuring because the new xorg server that seems to be causing the problems, as I remember that in Slackware 12 the video work fine with the i810 driver. It seems that is the same issues that has existed for ever in Linux which it is at the same time it's greatest virtue as it is its greatest vice. All the disconnected systems trying to form a single entity of operation using a single hub as it's standarization (Kernel). Besides this problem I'm congratulating Slackware people as always an excellent work of engineering on their part such a nice system.
 
Old 04-30-2010, 01:48 PM   #18
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*lost it*

Downloading latest Kubuntu,.. just to see if the newest kernel/kde in a Live-CD config will work. (will cost me a coaster ).

Thinking about the option what the original poster used: upgrading slackware 13 to newest stable kernel.. If I don't succeed, hopefully 13.1 will be 'the' solution.. (not really consider waiting for 13.1 plan B as it could be a long wait)

*EDIT* *EDIT* *EDIT* *EDIT*

Okay.. kubuntu 10.4 won't load using the live-cd,. and installation doesn't work either Great. Plan B in action: upgrading to 2.6.33.3 (most recent stable release from kernel.org). Keep u posted.

Last edited by sjampoo; 04-30-2010 at 03:44 PM.
 
Old 05-02-2010, 02:50 PM   #19
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Finally,. I found the best solution around ( I guess )

I just couldn't get rid of artifacts of the use of VESA in Slackware 13
Tried various intel drivers as provided in /extra, but neither seemed to work (yes, rebooted after every install). Either I got garbage menu bars, or no performance or just a simple black screen (and a hung system).

Stumbled on a 12.2 diskset..and now; FIXED
new full install of slackware 12.2
Initially wicd didn't work well with my WPA2 network, but got that fixed with a " slackpkg upgrade-all "

Than:
xorgsetup

And now running just fine. I even feel relieved with the somewhat 'cheesy' feel of KDE 3.5
 
  


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