[K12OSN] which xserver to use?
hick518 at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 18 00:40:36 UTC 2005
Below is the series of errors I am getting. I get
this error pretty much regardless of all the changes
I've tried in lts.conf. The only thing that gave me a
different error was when I attempted to specify
XF86CONFIG_FILE = "myfilename" per Sudev's
recommendation. Unfortunately, it was a screen-full
of errors that disappeared too quickly to read.
I had previously tried loading agpgart.o because
knoppix loaded it when I booted that live cd.
I could not find in the BIOS any mention of the AGP
I tried another AGP card I had laying around (2X,
32MB) and it worked (everything detected
automatically). Unfortunately this card is damaged
and produces a shadowy display, otherwise I'd just use
Thanks for helping out, everyone. Here are the error
Warning Auto-probe of the video card failed
You should specify the proper x server in lts.conf
proceeding with the SLOW vesa server
VESA(0) no matching nodes
screens found, but none have a usable configuration
fatal server error:
no screens found
x server failed
press enter to continue
--- Jim McQuillan <jam at mcquil.com> wrote:
> 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
> that do.
> As for troubleshooting your problem, actual error
> messages would help an
> awful lot for us to begin to help you.
> Jim McQuillan
> 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
> > "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
> > 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
> > path to that module in order to get it to work.
> > was the case in both a K12LTSP install and an
> > on Mandrake install (both on the same machine).
> > I'll post back my results.
> > -Rob
> > --- Sudev Barar <sudev at mantraonline.com> wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2005-06-17 at 03:04 -0700, Rob Owens
> > > > 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
> > > right
> > > > now).
> > >
> > > This configuration (AGP) should boot with
> > > =auto
> > >
> > > > Last night I installed Mandrake 10.1 on that
> > > machine
> > > > to see what x-server it chose as the default.
> > > was
> > > > GLoria Synergy (and it was later referred to
> > > Elsa
> > > > GLoria Synergy). It identified the monitor as
> > > > 1024x768 @ 70Hz, and set the resolution to
> > > > 24bpp. With these settings it booted and ran
> > > > fine.
> > >
> > > This also does not seem to be a problem.
> > >
> > > > The question now is, how to I get these
> > > when
> > > > the machine acts as a thin client? GLoria
> > > > doesn't seem to be listed as an option for
> > > x-servers.
> > > > Can I find it somewhere and copy it over 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)
> > > the details of
> > > display and card sections when you run Mandrake
> > > then edit the file
> > > you copied accordingly.
> > >
> > > In lts.conf just mention XF86CONFIG_FILE = "the
> > > you have edited"
> > >
> > > This should work. Although from all the hardware
> > > specs you have
> > > mentioned auto or at worst vesa driver should
> > > worked and that too
> > > at 1024x768 resolution.
> > > --
> > > Sudev Barar
> > > Learning Linux
> > >
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