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Old 02-20-2007, 04:03 PM   #16
bioe007
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Its odd that you cant escape the X server. ??? Sorry.

Another thing you can try is booting Slack install disks you created, then mount your root directory (mount /dev/hdXY) where X is letter (ide1=a,ide2=b etc) and Y is root partition number.

You can then edit your inittab back to runlevel 3. reboot and remove slack boot floppies.
 
Old 02-20-2007, 04:14 PM   #17
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OK. I used my floppy boot disk and the two install floppies to start a basic Linux with the SCSI drivers. Then mounted the SCSI HDD and used vi to edit xorg.conf back to runlevel 3. Rebooted and back in business!

Tried your vesa suggestion but same error. I have attached the Xorg.0.log file, (shortened), as it shows some errors but I don't know how that happened as I did a fairly standard installation (except that I am running on a SCSI HDD)

Quote:
_XSERVTransSocketOpenCOTSServer: Unable to open socket for inet6
_XSERVTransOpen: transport open failed for inet6/CELEBRIS:0
_XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for inet6

X Window System Version 6.9.0
Release Date: 21 December 2005
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.9
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.33.3 i686 [ELF]
Current Operating System: Linux CELEBRIS 2.6.17.13 #4 Wed Sep 27 22:37:23 CDT 2006 i586
Build Date: 16 September 2006
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Tue Feb 20 21:57:14 2007
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(==) ServerLayout "Simple Layout"
(**) |-->Screen "Screen 1" (0)
(**) | |-->Monitor "My Monitor"
(**) | |-->Device "VESA Framebuffer"
(**) |-->Input Device "Mouse1"
(**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard1"
(WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/".
Entry deleted from font path.
(Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/").
(WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/".
Entry deleted from font path.
(Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/").
(WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/".
Entry deleted from font path.
(Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/").
(**) FontPath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
(**) RgbPath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
(==) ModulePath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
(WW) Open ACPI failed (/proc/acpi/event) (No such file or directory)
(II) Open APM successful
(II) Module ABI versions:
X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.2
X.Org Video Driver: 0.8
X.Org XInput driver : 0.5
X.Org Server Extension : 0.2
X.Org Font Renderer : 0.4
(II) Loader running on linux
(II) LoadModule: "bitmap"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libbitmap.so
(II) Module bitmap: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 6.9.0, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: X.Org Font Renderer
ABI class: X.Org Font Renderer, version 0.4
(II) Loading font Bitmap
(II) LoadModule: "pcidata"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libpcidata.so
(II) Module pcidata: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 6.9.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 0.8
(--) using VT number 7

(II) PCI: PCI scan (all values are in hex)
(II) PCI: 00:00:0: chip 8086,04a3 card 0000,0000 rev 11 class 06,00,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:01:0: chip 1000,0001 card 0000,0000 rev 02 class 01,00,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:02:0: chip 8086,0484 card 0000,0000 rev 88 class 00,00,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:06:0: chip 102b,0519 card 0000,0000 rev 01 class 03,00,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: End of PCI scan
(II) Host-to-PCI bridge:
(II) Bus 0: bridge is at (0:0:0), (0,0,0), BCTRL: 0x0008 (VGA_EN is set)
(II) Bus 0 I/O range:
[0] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0000ffff (0x10000) IX[B]
(II) Bus 0 non-prefetchable memory range:
[0] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0xffffffff (0x0) MX[B]
(II) Bus 0 prefetchable memory range:
[0] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0xffffffff (0x0) MX[B]
(--) PCI: (0:2:0) Intel Corporation 82378ZB/IB, 82379AB (SIO, SIO.A) PCI to ISA Bridge rev 136
(--) PCI:*(0:6:0) Matrox Graphics, Inc. MGA 2064W [Millennium] rev 1, Mem @ 0xfedfc000/14, 0xfe000000/23
(II) Addressable bus resource ranges are
[0] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0xffffffff (0x0) MX[B]
[1] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0000ffff (0x10000) IX[B]
(II) OS-reported resource ranges:
[0] -1 0 0xffe00000 - 0xffffffff (0x200000) MX[B](B)
[1] -1 0 0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
[2] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
[3] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
[4] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
[5] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
[6] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
(II) Active PCI resource ranges:
[0] -1 0 0xfedfbf00 - 0xfedfbfff (0x100) MX[B]
[1] -1 0 0xfe000000 - 0xfe7fffff (0x800000) MX[B](B)
[2] -1 0 0xfedfc000 - 0xfedfffff (0x4000) MX[B](B)
[3] -1 0 0x0000ec00 - 0x0000ecff (0x100) IX[B]
(II) Active PCI resource ranges after removing overlaps:
[0] -1 0 0xfedfbf00 - 0xfedfbfff (0x100) MX[B]
[1] -1 0 0xfe000000 - 0xfe7fffff (0x800000) MX[B](B)
[2] -1 0 0xfedfc000 - 0xfedfffff (0x4000) MX[B](B)
[3] -1 0 0x0000ec00 - 0x0000ecff (0x100) IX[B]
(II) OS-reported resource ranges after removing overlaps with PCI:
[0] -1 0 0xffe00000 - 0xffffffff (0x200000) MX[B](B)
[1] -1 0 0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
[2] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
[3] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
[4] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
[5] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
[6] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
(II) All system resource ranges:
[0] -1 0 0xffe00000 - 0xffffffff (0x200000) MX[B](B)
[1] -1 0 0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
[2] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
[3] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
[4] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
[5] -1 0 0xfedfbf00 - 0xfedfbfff (0x100) MX[B]
[6] -1 0 0xfe000000 - 0xfe7fffff (0x800000) MX[B](B)
[7] -1 0 0xfedfc000 - 0xfedfffff (0x4000) MX[B](B)
[8] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
[9] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
[10] -1 0 0x0000ec00 - 0x0000ecff (0x100) IX[B]
(II) LoadModule: "dbe"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libdbe.so
(II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 6.9.0, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: X.Org Server Extension
ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.2
(II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
(II) LoadModule: "extmod"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libextmod.so
(II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 6.9.0, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: X.Org Server Extension
ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.2
(II) Loading extension SHAPE
(II) Loading extension MIT-SUNDRY-NONSTANDARD
(II) Loading extension BIG-REQUESTS
(II) Loading extension SYNC
(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
(II) Loading extension XC-MISC
(II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
(II) Loading extension XFree86-Misc
(II) Loading extension DPMS
(II) Loading extension TOG-CUP
(II) Loading extension Extended-Visual-Information
(II) Loading extension XVideo
(II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
(II) Loading extension X-Resource
(II) LoadModule: "type1"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libtype1.so
(II) Module type1: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 6.9.0, module version = 1.0.2
Module class: X.Org Font Renderer
ABI class: X.Org Font Renderer, version 0.4
(II) Loading font Type1
(II) Loading font CID
(II) LoadModule: "freetype"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libfreetype.so
(II) Module freetype: vendor="X.Org Foundation & the After X-TT Project"
compiled for 6.9.0, module version = 2.1.0
Module class: X.Org Font Renderer
ABI class: X.Org Font Renderer, version 0.4
(II) Loading font FreeType
(II) LoadModule: "glx"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.so
(II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 6.9.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.2
(II) Loading sub module "GLcore"
(II) LoadModule: "GLcore"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.so
(II) Module GLcore: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 6.9.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.2
(II) Loading extension GLX
(II) LoadModule: "vesa"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/vesa_drv.so
(II) Module vesa: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 6.9.0, module version = 1.0.1
Module class: X.Org Video Driver
ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 0.8
(II) LoadModule: "mouse"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/mouse_drv.so
(II) Module mouse: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 6.9.0, module version = 1.0.3
Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 0.5
(II) LoadModule: "kbd"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/kbd_drv.so
(II) Module kbd: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 6.9.0, module version = 1.0.1
Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 0.5
(II) VESA: driver for VESA chipsets: vesa
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 00:06:0
(--) Assigning device section with no busID to primary device
(--) Chipset vesa found
(II) resource ranges after xf86ClaimFixedResources() call:
[0] -1 0 0xffe00000 - 0xffffffff (0x200000) MX[B](B)
[1] -1 0 0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
[2] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
[3] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
[4] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
[5] -1 0 0xfedfbf00 - 0xfedfbfff (0x100) MX[B]
[6] -1 0 0xfe000000 - 0xfe7fffff (0x800000) MX[B](B)
[7] -1 0 0xfedfc000 - 0xfedfffff (0x4000) MX[B](B)
[8] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
[9] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
[10] -1 0 0x0000ec00 - 0x0000ecff (0x100) IX[B]
(II) resource ranges after probing:
[0] -1 0 0xffe00000 - 0xffffffff (0x200000) MX[B](B)
[1] -1 0 0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
[2] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
[3] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
[4] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
[5] -1 0 0xfedfbf00 - 0xfedfbfff (0x100) MX[B]
[6] -1 0 0xfe000000 - 0xfe7fffff (0x800000) MX[B](B)
[7] -1 0 0xfedfc000 - 0xfedfffff (0x4000) MX[B](B)
[8] 0 0 0x000a0000 - 0x000affff (0x10000) MS[B]
[9] 0 0 0x000b0000 - 0x000b7fff (0x8000) MS[B]
[10] 0 0 0x000b8000 - 0x000bffff (0x8000) MS[B]
[11] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
[12] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
[13] -1 0 0x0000ec00 - 0x0000ecff (0x100) IX[B]
[14] 0 0 0x100003b0 - 0x100003bb (0xc) IS[B]
[15] 0 0 0x100003c0 - 0x100003df (0x20) IS[B]
(II) Setting vga for screen 0.
(II) Loading sub module "vbe"
(II) LoadModule: "vbe"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvbe.so
(II) Module vbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 6.9.0, module version = 1.1.0
ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 0.8
(II) Loading sub module "int10"
(II) LoadModule: "int10"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libint10.so
(II) Module int10: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 6.9.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 0.8
(II) VESA(0): initializing int10
(II) VESA(0): Primary V_BIOS segment is: 0xc000
(WW) System lacks support for changing MTRRs
(II) VESA(0): VESA BIOS detected
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE Version 2.0
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE Total Mem: 2048 kB
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM: Matrox Graphics Inc.
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Software Rev: 1.5
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Vendor: Matrox
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Product: MILLENNIUM
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Product Rev: 00
(**) VESA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
(==) VESA(0): RGB weight 888
(==) VESA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) VESA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(II) Loading sub module "ddc"
(II) LoadModule: "ddc"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libddc.so
(II) Module ddc: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 6.9.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 0.8
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE DDC supported
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE DDC Level 2
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE DDC transfer in appr. 1 sec.
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE DDC read successfully
(II) VESA(0): Manufacturer: JEN Model: b0 Serial#: 337
(II) VESA(0): Year: 1997 Week: 52
(II) VESA(0): EDID Version: 1.0
(II) VESA(0): Analog Display Input, Input Voltage Level: 0.700/0.300 V
(II) VESA(0): Signal levels configurable
(II) VESA(0): Sync: Separate CompositeSerration on. V.Sync Pulse req. if CompSync or SyncOnGreen
(II) VESA(0): Max H-Image Size [cm]: horiz.: 32 vert.: 24
(II) VESA(0): Gamma: 2.60
(II) VESA(0): DPMS capabilities: StandBy Suspend Off; RGB/Color Display
(II) VESA(0): redX: 0.635 redY: 0.333 greenX: 0.280 greenY: 0.595
(II) VESA(0): blueX: 0.152 blueY: 0.062 whiteX: 0.281 whiteY: 0.312
(II) VESA(0): Supported VESA Video Modes:
(II) VESA(0): 720x400@70Hz
(II) VESA(0): 640x480@60Hz
(II) VESA(0): 640x480@72Hz
(II) VESA(0): 800x600@56Hz
(II) VESA(0): 800x600@60Hz
(II) VESA(0): 800x600@72Hz
(II) VESA(0): 800x600@75Hz
(II) VESA(0): 1024x768@87Hz (interlaced)
(II) VESA(0): 1024x768@60Hz
(II) VESA(0): 1024x768@70Hz
(II) VESA(0): 1024x768@75Hz
(II) VESA(0): Manufacturer's mask: 0
(II) VESA(0): Supported Future Video Modes:
(II) VESA(0): #0: hsize: 1280 vsize 1024 refresh: 60 vid: 32897
(II) VESA(0): #1: hsize: 1024 vsize 768 refresh: 85 vid: 22881
(II) VESA(0): Supported additional Video Mode:
(II) VESA(0): clock: 108.0 MHz Image Size: 300 x 225 mm
(II) VESA(0): h_active: 1280 h_sync: 1328 h_sync_end 1440 h_blank_end 1688 h_border: 0
(II) VESA(0): v_active: 1024 v_sync: 1025 v_sync_end 1028 v_blanking: 1066 v_border: 0
(II) VESA(0): Supported additional Video Mode:
(II) VESA(0): clock: 94.5 MHz Image Size: 300 x 225 mm
(II) VESA(0): h_active: 1024 h_sync: 1072 h_sync_end 1168 h_blank_end 1376 h_border: 0
(II) VESA(0): v_active: 768 v_sync: 769 v_sync_end 772 v_blanking: 808 v_border: 0
(II) VESA(0): Searching for matching VESA mode(s):

....... (skipped this bit)..........

(II) VESA(0): Total Memory: 32 64KB banks (2048kB)
(WW) VESA(0): config file hsync range 31.5-50kHz not within DDC hsync ranges.
(WW) VESA(0): config file vrefresh range 40-90Hz not within DDC vrefresh ranges.
(II) VESA(0): My Monitor: Using hsync range of 31.50-50.00 kHz
(II) VESA(0): My Monitor: Using vrefresh range of 40.00-90.00 Hz
(II) VESA(0): Not using mode "1024x768" (no mode of this name)
(--) VESA(0): Virtual size is 800x600 (pitch 800)
(**) VESA(0): *Built-in mode "800x600"
(**) VESA(0): *Built-in mode "640x480"
(--) VESA(0): Display dimensions: (320, 240) mm
(--) VESA(0): DPI set to (63, 63)
(II) VESA(0): Attempting to use 72Hz refresh for mode "800x600" (115)
(II) VESA(0): Attempting to use 85Hz refresh for mode "640x480" (112)
(**) VESA(0): Using "Shadow Framebuffer"
(II) Loading sub module "shadow"
(II) LoadModule: "shadow"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libshadow.so
(II) Module shadow: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 6.9.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.2
(II) Loading sub module "fb"
(II) LoadModule: "fb"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libfb.so
(II) Module fb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 6.9.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.2
(--) Depth 24 pixmap format is 32 bpp
(II) do I need RAC? No, I don't.
(II) resource ranges after preInit:
[0] -1 0 0xffe00000 - 0xffffffff (0x200000) MX[B](B)
[1] -1 0 0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
[2] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
[3] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
[4] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
[5] -1 0 0xfedfbf00 - 0xfedfbfff (0x100) MX[B]
[6] -1 0 0xfe000000 - 0xfe7fffff (0x800000) MX[B](B)
[7] -1 0 0xfedfc000 - 0xfedfffff (0x4000) MX[B](B)
[8] 0 0 0x000a0000 - 0x000affff (0x10000) MS[B]
[9] 0 0 0x000b0000 - 0x000b7fff (0x8000) MS[B]
[10] 0 0 0x000b8000 - 0x000bffff (0x8000) MS[B]
[11] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
[12] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
[13] -1 0 0x0000ec00 - 0x0000ecff (0x100) IX[B]
[14] 0 0 0x100003b0 - 0x100003bb (0xc) IS[B]
[15] 0 0 0x100003c0 - 0x100003df (0x20) IS[B]
(II) Loading sub module "int10"
(II) LoadModule: "int10"
(II) Reloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libint10.so
(II) VESA(0): initializing int10
(II) VESA(0): Primary V_BIOS segment is: 0xc000
(II) VESA(0): VESA BIOS detected
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE Version 2.0
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE Total Mem: 2048 kB
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM: Matrox Graphics Inc.
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Software Rev: 1.5
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Vendor: Matrox
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Product: MILLENNIUM
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Product Rev: 00
(II) VESA(0): virtual address = 0xb772b000,
physical address = 0xfe000000, size = 2097152
(==) VESA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) VESA(0): Backing store disabled
(==) RandR enabled
(II) Setting vga for screen 0.
(II) Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
(II) Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
(II) Initializing built-in extension XTEST
(II) Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
(II) Initializing built-in extension LBX
(II) Initializing built-in extension XC-APPGROUP
(II) Initializing built-in extension SECURITY
(II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
(II) Initializing built-in extension XFIXES
(II) Initializing built-in extension XFree86-Bigfont
(II) Initializing built-in extension RENDER
(II) Initializing built-in extension RANDR
(II) Initializing built-in extension COMPOSITE
(II) Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE
(II) Initializing built-in extension XEVIE
(**) Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
(**) Mouse1: Device: "/dev/mouse"
(**) Mouse1: Protocol: "PS/2"
(**) Option "CorePointer"
(**) Mouse1: Core Pointer
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
(==) Mouse1: Emulate3Buttons, Emulate3Timeout: 50
(**) Mouse1: ZAxisMapping: buttons 4, 5, 6 and 7
(**) Mouse1: Buttons: 11
(**) Option "CoreKeyboard"
(**) Keyboard1: Core Keyboard
(**) Option "Protocol" "standard"
(**) Keyboard1: Protocol: standard
(**) Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
(**) Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
(**) Keyboard1: XkbRules: "xorg"
(**) Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
(**) Keyboard1: XkbModel: "pc105"
(**) Option "XkbLayout" "us"
(**) Keyboard1: XkbLayout: "us"
(**) Option "CustomKeycodes" "off"
(**) Keyboard1: CustomKeycodes disabled
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Keyboard1" (type: KEYBOARD)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Mouse1" (type: MOUSE)
(II) Mouse1: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/, removing from list!
FreeFontPath: FPE "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/" refcount is 2, should be 1; fixing.
 
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did you try running xorgsetup or xorgconfig?

If you had already please post /etc/X11/xorg.conf, if not please try running xorgsetup as root.
 
Old 02-21-2007, 01:46 AM   #19
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Yes, I have tried xorgsetup and xorgconfig many times - same results.
Current xorg.conf is the vesa version copied as advised in reply #14.
I include it here. Checked the font directories and they seem empty?

Quote:
# File generated by xf86config.

#
# Copyright (c) 1999 by The XFree86 Project, Inc.
#
# 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 XFREE86 PROJECT 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 XFree86 Project 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
# XFree86 Project.
#

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config(4/5) man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

# NOTE: This is a NEW IMPROVED version of XF86Config-fbdev that uses the vesa
# driver instead of the fbdev driver. Thanks to Kenneth Fanyo who pointed
# this out to me.

# This XF86Config file is designed for use with the VESA framebuffer.
# This generic interface should work with nearly all video cards
# (although not every card will support every resolution).

# With the new driver, it should no longer be required to have frame buffer
# support in the kernel, or to run it on the console.
#
# Enjoy!
# -- volkerdi@slackware.com
#

# **********************************************************************
# 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 "freetype"
#Load "speedo"

# This loads the GLX module
Load "glx"

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)
#
# If you don't have a floating point coprocessor and emacs, Mosaic or other
# programs take long to start up, try moving the Type1 and Speedo directory
# to the end of this list (or comment them out).
#

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

# ModulePath can be used to set a search path for the X server modules.
# 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 "DontZoom"

# 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"

# Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local client to
# change the keyboard or mouse settings (currently only xset).

# Option "AllowNonLocalModInDev"

# Set the basic blanking screen saver timeout.

# Option "blank time" "10" # 10 minutes

# Set the DPMS timeouts. These are set here because they are global
# rather than screen-specific. These settings alone don't enable DPMS.
# It is enabled per-screen (or per-monitor), and even then only when
# the driver supports it.

# Option "standby time" "20"
# Option "suspend time" "30"
# Option "off time" "60"

# On some platform the server needs to estimate the sizes of PCI
# memory and pio ranges. This is done by assuming that PCI ranges
# don't overlap. Some broken BIOSes tend to set ranges of inactive
# devices wrong. Here one can adjust how aggressive the assumptions
# should be. Default is 0.

# Option "EstimateSizesAggresively" "0"

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"

# Set the keyboard auto repeat parameters. Not all platforms implement
# this.

# Option "AutoRepeat" "500 5"

# Specifiy which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1)).

# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"

# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.

# Option "XkbDisable"

# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a European
# keyboard, you will probably want to use one of:
#
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
#
# If you have a Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
#
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# If you have a US "windows" keyboard you will want:
#
# Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
#
# 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 X.Org
#
# Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
# Option "XkbModel" "pc101"
# Option "XkbLayout" "us"
# Option "XkbVariant" ""
# Option "XkbOptions" ""

EndSection


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

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"

# On platforms where PnP mouse detection is supported the following
# protocol setting can be used when using a newer PnP mouse:

# Option "Protocol" "Auto"

# The available mouse protocols types that you can set below are:
# Auto BusMouse GlidePoint GlidePointPS/2 IntelliMouse IMPS/2
# Logitech Microsoft MMHitTab MMSeries Mouseman MouseManPlusPS/2
# MouseSystems NetMousePS/2 NetScrollPS/2 OSMouse PS/2 SysMouse
# ThinkingMouse ThinkingMousePS/2 Xqueue
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"

# The mouse device. The device is normally set to /dev/mouse,
# which is usually a symbolic link to the real device.

Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
# Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
# Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
# Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS1"

# 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

# Some examples of extended input devices

# 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 - 50.0

# 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 40-90

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

Section "Device"
Identifier "VESA Framebuffer"
Driver "vesa"
#VideoRam 4096
# 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 "VESA Framebuffer"
Monitor "My Monitor"

# If your card can handle it, a higher default color depth (like 24 or 32)
# is highly recommended.

# DefaultDepth 8
# DefaultDepth 16
DefaultDepth 24
# DefaultDepth 32

# "1024x768" is also a conservative usable default resolution. If you
# have a better monitor, feel free to try resolutions such as
# "1152x864", "1280x1024", "1600x1200", and "1800x1400" (or whatever your
# card/monitor can produce)

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
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
 
Old 02-21-2007, 02:39 AM   #20
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well, I'm pretty much at my wits end...

I've never had a machine that couldn't run the .conf-vesa before..

Disclaimer: But since its already broke, i'll assume my advice can't do anymore harm

(that will take a great leap of faith on your part as well)

It seems from you xorg.0.log that nothing incredibly bad was happening. So I'm wondering if its fluxbox thats killing you..

Since I think you said during the install you selected KDE as the defualt WM you could try and have X run that, even if its slow at least you'd know the culprit.. ??

Try this (not as root):
Code:
$ echo startkde > ~/.xinitrc
$ startx
that should try and start kde

Alternatively something may have gone haywire with your install.. All those empty directories are a bit wierd (I think)

It might be worth trying to just re-install X11.. You can do this by inserting Slack11-D1 and mounting, then as root run:

Code:
# removpkg /var/log/packages/x11*
# cd /mnt/cdrom/slackware/x         # verify this is the correct path for X11 first please
# installpkg *.tgz
# ldconfig
sheesh... I hope somebody smarter than me starts responding here

 
Old 02-22-2007, 09:56 AM   #21
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Well, many thanks for all of your suggestions and patience.

However, as there is a big time difference between us I had to make a decision this morning, (my time).
So, I clenched my teeth on the small leaden projectile and zapped my failing installation and started over.

I found that I was getting a lot of media errors when installing from the CDs. Checked the ISO MD5s and they are ok.
Decided that it was either the CD itself or the drive so, trying to be smart (!!!) I dug out an unused IDE drive and,
using an MS Windows workstation, copied each disk to a separate directory, (DISK1, DISK2 DISK3).
Then I created a KIT directory, copied the contents of DISK1 to it.
Then for both DISK2 and DISK3 I copied the root files that were not duplicated and the contents of each sub file to
the equivalent sub-directory on the KIT directory, (slackware, extra etc).

I then used SLAX to create a LINUX ext2 partition on the same disk and copied the KIT directory from the FAT32 partition
to the LINUX partition.

Then I plugged in the IDE drive to my Celebris PC and started the LINUX boot/install from my floppies.

I hoped that when I started the install again I could select the SOURCE to be from my IDE drive (/dev/hdb2).
It allowed me to select this and to select the appropriate directory. But when it came to select the packages it only
showed the Linux Base kit.

Is there some magic spell that I have to cast to get it to install without problems?

I am almost at my wits end with Slackware.

Thanks again for all your help and patience.
 
Old 02-22-2007, 03:26 PM   #22
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Happiness is a reliable CD drive

After my failed attempt at installing using a spare IDE HDD as source, I connected a
different CD drive instead of the old one and tried an installation again.

SUCCESS !!!

So my CDs and ISO files were OK as was my SCSI drive, seems that the CD drive was
the culprit not installing all of the components correctly.

Now I have FLUXBOX as the default but it's a bit bare. How can I try the other windows manager?

Many thanks for all who helped me. I hope this story helps others.

Cheers.
 
Old 02-22-2007, 10:09 PM   #23
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Slack11 installs KDE..

You can try KDE by using the same line as before:

$ echo startkde > ~/.xinitrc

(make sure you're logged in as yourself, then the tilde '~' is a shortcut to your home directory)

There are some others xfce4, blackbox, and windomaker, which are all the 'light' window managers. I only know the 'startfluxbox' command. There is also Gnome, which is pretty popular and i've tried it too. There are some different flavors of it also (I tried dropline-gnome and would recommend it). But for where you're at try KDE and go from there, it will give you a barometer for how you're machine will run with a bigger 'desktop environment' as opposed to a smaller one.

Incidentally, you can make flux very fancy looking by editing a few files. (like my screenshot )
 
  


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