[K12OSN] which xserver to use?
jam at mcquil.com
Fri Jun 17 12:53:14 UTC 2005
AGP is just an extension of the PCI bus. From the Xservers point of
view, they are the same thing.
As for agpgart, i'm not sure why you needed that. Only a few video cards
actually need that, and it should get loaded automatically for those
As for troubleshooting your problem, actual error messages would help an
awful lot for us to begin to help you.
jam at Ltsp.org
On Fri, 17 Jun 2005, Rob Owens wrote:
> 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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