Newbie Q: Xwindows startup problems

Newbie Q: Xwindows startup problems

Post by P Warre » Tue, 02 May 2000 04:00:00



Hey there
i installed Red hat 4.0 on my pentium 133, with 1 Gb HD, 8x CD, 64Mb ram,
ALliance semiconductors AT24 graphics card, and Evervision 14" monitor.

Yay! Linux works.
XFree86 does not.

here's the startup mssg.

XFree86 Version 3.1.2 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6000)
Operating System: Linux
Configured drivers:
  SVGA: server for 8-bit colour SVGA (Patchlevel 0):
      et4000, et4000w32, et4000w32i, et4000w32p, et3000, pvga1, wd90c00,
      wd90c10, wd90c30, wd90c24, wd90c31, wd90c33, gvga, vgawonder,
      tvga8800cs, tvga8900b, tvga8900c, tvga8900cl, tvga9000, clgd5420,
      clgd5422, clgd5424, clgd5426, clgd5428, clgd5429, clgd5430, clgd5434,
      clgd5436, clgd6205, clgd6215, clgd6225, clgd6235, ncr77c22, ncr77c22e,
      cpq_avga, oti067, oti077, oti087, mx, al2101, ali2228, ali2301,
      ali2302, ali2308, ali2401, cl6410, cl6412, cl6420, cl6440, video7,
      ct65520, ct65530, ct65540, ct65545, ark1000vl, ark1000pv, ark2000pv,
      realtek, generic
(using VT number 7)

XF86Config: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XF86Config
(**) stands for supplied, (--) stands for probed/default values
(**) Mouse: type: Microsoft, device: /dev/mouse, baudrate: 1200
(**) SVGA: Graphics device ID: "Generic SVGA"
(**) SVGA: Monitor ID: "Generic Monitor"
(**) FontPath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
(--) SVGA: chipset:  generic
(--) SVGA: videoram: 64k
(--) SVGA: clocks:  25.18
SVGA: Too little memory for virtual resolution 800 600

 *** A configured device found, but display modes could not be resolved.***

Fatal server error:
no screens found

<<end>>
this means that timing  values, chipset etc is wrong     yes?

i have no idea where to look for that sort of information, monitor and card
came with no manual

Is it worth upgrading to RedHat 6?

Last silly question.

I have my CD drive mounted on /cdrom
the kernel detected it and it mounted properly,  but how do i access it?
whats the analogue of the "d:" dos command??

THanks heaps for any help
CHeers

Waza_

 
 
 

Newbie Q: Xwindows startup problems

Post by Anita Lew » Wed, 03 May 2000 04:00:00



>Hey there
>i installed Red hat 4.0 on my pentium 133, with 1 Gb HD, 8x CD, 64Mb ram,
>ALliance semiconductors AT24 graphics card, and Evervision 14" monitor.

>Yay! Linux works.
>XFree86 does not.

>here's the startup mssg.

>XFree86 Version 3.1.2 / X Window System
>(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6000)
>Operating System: Linux
>Configured drivers:
>  SVGA: server for 8-bit colour SVGA (Patchlevel 0):
>      et4000, et4000w32, et4000w32i, et4000w32p, et3000, pvga1, wd90c00,
>      wd90c10, wd90c30, wd90c24, wd90c31, wd90c33, gvga, vgawonder,
>      tvga8800cs, tvga8900b, tvga8900c, tvga8900cl, tvga9000, clgd5420,
>      clgd5422, clgd5424, clgd5426, clgd5428, clgd5429, clgd5430, clgd5434,
>      clgd5436, clgd6205, clgd6215, clgd6225, clgd6235, ncr77c22, ncr77c22e,
>      cpq_avga, oti067, oti077, oti087, mx, al2101, ali2228, ali2301,
>      ali2302, ali2308, ali2401, cl6410, cl6412, cl6420, cl6440, video7,
>      ct65520, ct65530, ct65540, ct65545, ark1000vl, ark1000pv, ark2000pv,
>      realtek, generic
>(using VT number 7)

>XF86Config: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XF86Config
>(**) stands for supplied, (--) stands for probed/default values
>(**) Mouse: type: Microsoft, device: /dev/mouse, baudrate: 1200
>(**) SVGA: Graphics device ID: "Generic SVGA"
>(**) SVGA: Monitor ID: "Generic Monitor"
>(**) FontPath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
>(--) SVGA: chipset:  generic
>(--) SVGA: videoram: 64k
>(--) SVGA: clocks:  25.18
>SVGA: Too little memory for virtual resolution 800 600

> *** A configured device found, but display modes could not be resolved.***

>Fatal server error:
>no screens found

><<end>>
>this means that timing  values, chipset etc is wrong     yes?

>i have no idea where to look for that sort of information, monitor and card
>came with no manual

>Is it worth upgrading to RedHat 6?

>Last silly question.

>I have my CD drive mounted on /cdrom
>the kernel detected it and it mounted properly,  but how do i access it?
>whats the analogue of the "d:" dos command??

>THanks heaps for any help
>CHeers

>Waza_

It looks like you ran the config program and it set your card to generic.  
It lists 64K VideoRam which won't get you much.  I would say, you would
definitely benefit by going to www.cheapbytes.com or www.linuxmall.com and
getting a cheap RH 6.2.  That will give you lots of things, among them a
much newer XFree86.  The XFree on RH 4.0 may not support your card.  You
could upgrade XFree, but it really would be better to get a newer RH.  

The problem listed here is the lack of VideoRam, but I imagine your card has
much more than 64K.  You need at least version 3.3.3 of XFree and you might
as well go to 3.3.6 which I think is what is on RH 6.2.  Don't upgrade to
version 4.0 of XFree yet.  It is still buggy I think.

To go to the cdrom:

mount /cdrom
cd /cdrom
ls

To get off of it:
cd <---puts you back to either /root or /home/<username>
umount /cdrom

You may find some monitor info in one of these:

http://www.danbbs.dk/~monz/monitor-timings.html
http://www.monitorworld.com/monitors_home.html
http://www.griffintechnology.com/monitor.html
http://hawks.ha.md.us/hardware/monitor.html

Anita

 
 
 

Newbie Q: Xwindows startup problems

Post by Micah Richer » Mon, 08 May 2000 04:00:00


It sounds like the driver that you are trying to use doesn't recognize
your video card correctly.  It thinks that you only have 64k videoram.
That is not enough ram to do anything more than mono.  So, most likely
you need an updated driver for that card to work.

And since you are using such an old version of Redhat, you might as well
just go through the process of upgrading to 6.2.

Micah

 
 
 

1. Q: Newbie: Booting into Xwindows after startup on a B&W G3.

Hello,

I have been experiencing a problem booting into xwindows using LinuxPPC
1999. I have tried several different install configurations from default to
everything without success.

The problem looks like this:
After setting up the system (using Robert Shaw's install notes), everything
appears to work properly until attempting to load the xwindows environment.

    /etc/X11/prefdm: error in loading shared libraries: libX11.so.6: cannot
open shared object file: no such file or directory
    /etc/X11/prefdm: error in loading shared libraries: libX11.so.6: cannot
open shared object file: no such file or directory
... eight more times ...
INT: id "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes.

I get a slightly different message if I type in startx after logging on at a
text prompt:

    xauth: error in loading shared libraries: libXmu.so.6: cannot open
shared object file: no such file or directory
    xauth: error in loading shared libraries: libXmu.so.6: cannot open
shared object file: no such file or directory
    xint: error in loading shared libraries: libXmu.so.6: cannot open shared
object file: no such file or directory

I have found the prefdm file but cannot read it's contents using pico. If
there is another editor that I should use for this please let me know.

I have also been unable to locate the shared libraries that X is looking
for. The installation is via an "exchange" directory, and the files have
been burned to a CD from a web download. I don't think that these files are
subject to the naming issues when downloading files via anarchie but if they
are could someone please let me know so that I can download them again and
place them in the proper directory for reinstallation.

Thank you for your assistance,

Paul Krause

2. strtol bug (smashes values down to SIGNED_INT_MAX)

3. Qs Redhat startup scripts for setting routes

4. New Service for your Pager.......

5. rh7.0 / alpha XWindows startup problem with local ROOT

6. Linux kernel 2.1.42/3 hangs with XFREE86 3.1

7. More Win95 --> Linux Newbie Qs

8. booting with different kernel

9. 3 newbie Qs on partitioning a hard disk

10. Newbie Qs: Kernel patching and ppp auto dialing for no (apparent) reason

11. Newbie Qs & As

12. Newbie Linuxer & misc. Qs (LONG!)

13. Newbie setup Qs for RH