[K12OSN] which xserver to use?

Rob Owens hick518 at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 17 10:44:04 UTC 2005

Thanks Sudev, I will try those ideas this weekend.  

I tried XSERVER=auto and I got errors.  I think it was
"no screens found", but it might have also been
"autoprobe of video card failed, switching to SLOW
vesa server" (which also didn't work).  I've gotten a
few different errors with all the options I've tried,
and I'm loosing track of them all...

For what it's worth, I had trouble loading module
agpgart.o.  I found that I needed to specify the full
path to that module in order to get it to work.  This
was the case in both a K12LTSP install and an ltsp4.1
on Mandrake install (both on the same machine).

I'll post back my results.


--- Sudev Barar <sudev at mantraonline.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 2005-06-17 at 03:04 -0700, Rob Owens wrote:
> > It's a Gateway PII 233 MHz.  The video card is
> AGP,
> > not PCI.  I don't know the specs on the
> motherboard
> > (the computer is not in the same building as me
> right
> > now).
> This configuration (AGP) should boot with XSERVER
> =auto
> > Last night I installed Mandrake 10.1 on that
> machine
> > to see what x-server it chose as the default.  It
> was
> > GLoria Synergy (and it was later referred to as
> Elsa
> > GLoria Synergy).  It identified the monitor as
> > 1024x768 @ 70Hz, and set the resolution to 800x600
> > 24bpp.  With these settings it booted and ran KDE
> > fine.
> This also does not seem to be a problem.
> > The question now is, how to I get these settings
> when
> > the machine acts as a thin client?  GLoria Synery
> > doesn't seem to be listed as an option for
> x-servers. 
> > Can I find it somewhere and copy it over the the
> ltsp
> > tree?
> First check waht is the AGP memory allocation in
> BIOS? Is it by any
> chance less than 2MB?
> Second you can copy /etc/X11/xorg.conf or
> /etc/X11/XF86Config (depending
> on what version of k12 you are running) to
> /opt/ltsp/i386/etc/X11
> directory (you may have to make the X11 folder) Note
> the details of
> display and card sections when you run Mandrake and
> then edit the file
> you copied accordingly.
> In lts.conf just mention XF86CONFIG_FILE = "the file
> you have edited"
> This should work. Although from all the hardware
> specs you have
> mentioned auto or at worst vesa driver should have
> worked and that too
> at 1024x768 resolution.
> -- 
> Sudev Barar
> Learning Linux
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