Configuring X (Xconfig)

Configuring X (Xconfig)

Post by Mr I G B Fabi » Sat, 11 Jun 1994 20:08:28



I have been trying to install and configure X. Running "X -probeonly"
produces the ooutput below. Can anyone help or provide a Xconfig that will
work as is? Thanks

Ivan

XFree86 Version 2.1 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 5000)
Operating System: Linux
Configured drivers:
  VGA256: server for 8-bit colour SVGA (Patchlevel 0):
      et4000, et3000, pvga1, wd90c00, wd90c10, wd90c30, wd90c31, gvga, ati,
      tvga8800cs, tvga8900b, tvga8900c, tvga8900cl, tvga9000, clgd5420,
      clgd5422, clgd5424, clgd5426, clgd5428, clgd6205, clgd6215, clgd6225,
      clgd6235, clgd543x, ncr77c22, ncr77c22e, cpq_avga, oti067, oti077
(using VT number 7)

Xconfig: /home/igbf/Xconfig
(**) stands for supplied, (--) stands for probed/default values
(**) Mouse: type: PS/2, device: /dev/mouse, 3 button emulation
(**) FontPath set to "tcp/freya:7000,/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
(--) VGA256: chipset:  pvga1
(--) VGA256: videoram: 256k
(**) VGA256: clocks:  25.10  28.32  37.20  35.90
(--) VGA256: Maximum allowed dot-clock: 90MHz
(**) VGA256: Mode "640x480": mode clock =  25.000, clock used =  25.100
VGA256: Too little memory for mode 640x480

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

 
 
 

Configuring X (Xconfig)

Post by Paul Wolots » Sun, 12 Jun 1994 01:54:48



: I have been trying to install and configure X. Running "X -probeonly"
: produces the ooutput below. Can anyone help or provide a Xconfig that will
: work as is? Thanks

: XFree86 Version 2.1 / X Window System
: (protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 5000)
: Operating System: Linux
: Configured drivers:
:   VGA256: server for 8-bit colour SVGA (Patchlevel 0):
:       et4000, et3000, pvga1, wd90c00, wd90c10, wd90c30, wd90c31, gvga, ati,
:       tvga8800cs, tvga8900b, tvga8900c, tvga8900cl, tvga9000, clgd5420,
:       clgd5422, clgd5424, clgd5426, clgd5428, clgd6205, clgd6215, clgd6225,
:       clgd6235, clgd543x, ncr77c22, ncr77c22e, cpq_avga, oti067, oti077
: (using VT number 7)

: Xconfig: /home/igbf/Xconfig
: (**) stands for supplied, (--) stands for probed/default values
: (**) Mouse: type: PS/2, device: /dev/mouse, 3 button emulation
: (**) FontPath set to "tcp/freya:7000,/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"

Look at the following two lines:

: (--) VGA256: chipset:  pvga1
: (--) VGA256: videoram: 256k

The above two lines show that your system has sensed a supported VGA card (the
pvga1) with 256K RAM installed on the video card; now see below:

: (**) VGA256: clocks:  25.10  28.32  37.20  35.90
: (--) VGA256: Maximum allowed dot-clock: 90MHz
: (**) VGA256: Mode "640x480": mode clock =  25.000, clock used =  25.100

Look at the following  2 lines:

: VGA256: Too little memory for mode 640x480

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

The above 2 lines tell you that the driver will not support 8-bit color on
this video card with only 256K RAM.  Try the VGA16 driver and see if your
card works.  That will tell you that the basic drivers will work with your
card.  Then, if you want 8-bit color - add memory to your video card.

Also - you will need to look at the "virtual" setting in the Xconfig file.
It may be that the problem is that the dirver will support your card at
640x480x256, but usually the default "virtual" screen size is 1024x1024 in
the Xconfig file.  You can also try to set the "virtual" display size to be
640x480, and see if that solves the memory problem.

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