Help with Xwindows

Help with Xwindows

Post by Paul DeMar » Sun, 09 Jul 1995 04:00:00



Hi all,

        I have linux installed on my machine, except I can't get Xwindows
up and running.  I did the config programs.   They created the congif
file....  But when I try to startx.. it gives me the following.

(--) SVGA: chipset:  clgd5430
(--) SVGA: videoram: 1024k
(**) SVGA: clocks:  25.23  28.32  41.16  36.08  31.50  39.99  45.08  49.87
(**) SVGA: clocks:  64.98  72.16  75.00  80.01
(--) SVGA: Maximum allowed dot-clock: 85.500 MHz
(--) SVGA: There is no mode definition named "1024x768i"

Fatal server error:
No valid modes found.

xinit:  No such file or directory (errno 2):  unexpected signal 13

I'm using the above chipset, and the monitor is SVGA and 8514 compatible.
The monitor model # is 1412sl for those who have a packard bell.  If anyone
can help  me out it would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

        Paul

 
 
 

Help with Xwindows

Post by joost witteve » Fri, 28 Jul 1995 04:00:00


: Hi all,

:       I have linux installed on my machine, except I can't get Xwindows
: up and running.  I did the config programs.   They created the congif
: file....  But when I try to startx.. it gives me the following.

: (--) SVGA: chipset:  clgd5430
: (--) SVGA: videoram: 1024k
: (**) SVGA: clocks:  25.23  28.32  41.16  36.08  31.50  39.99  45.08  49.87
: (**) SVGA: clocks:  64.98  72.16  75.00  80.01
: (--) SVGA: Maximum allowed dot-clock: 85.500 MHz
: (--) SVGA: There is no mode definition named "1024x768i"

: Fatal server error:
: No valid modes found.

First of all, wrong newsgroup. this is Networking sfuff.
apparently "there is no mode def "1024x768i". It seems (from this extract)
that this is the only mode you try to use.

What I would suggest to you is to use the XF86Config.eg (in /usr/lib/X11/),
rename it to XF86Config (same directory), and try to see what it does.
It will not come up in a 1024x768 mode, but it should work (maybe you have to add
you chipset -- you seem to have done that right).

Next, add mode definitions like

    Mode "640x480"
        DotClock        25.175
        HTimings        640 664 760 800
        VTimings        480 491 493 525
    EndMode

    Mode "800x600"
        DotClock        36
        HTimings        800  824  896 1024
        VTimings        600  601  603  625
    EndMode
# These two are equivalent

#    ModeLine "1024x768i" 45 1024 1048 1208 1264 768 776 784 817 Interlace

    Mode "1024x768"
        DotClock        57.3
        HTimings        1024 1048 1208 1264
        VTimings        768 768 776 816
    EndMode

    Mode "1024x768i"
        DotClock        45
        HTimings        1024 1048 1208 1264
        VTimings        768 776 784 817
        Flags           "Interlace"
    EndMode
    Mode "1184x885"
        Dotclock        65
        HTimings        1184 1240 1312 1488
        VTimings        885  886  890  914
        Flags           "Interlace"
    EndMode

(and ajust maximum horiz freq and vert freq). Then you can try this mode 1024x768i
again.

Hope this helps,

 
 
 

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