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The nuts and bolts => X-Rated => Topic started by: OldNoob on June 06, 2007, 03:52:43 pm

Title: Solved!!! (Can't get X working with Ati xpress 1100) Yeeahh!
Post by: OldNoob on June 06, 2007, 03:52:43 pm
Well it's noobtime again!

I've been trying for a week now to get X working on an Acer Aspire 3100 lap, but when i use startkde it says unable to open display, when i use startx it starts from black screen goes slowly to white, then back to black and then it's time for the three finger salute.

First i used soho 5.8 rc2 then i downloaded the final soho and in between those i tried suse and managed to install ati driver easy, suse also had a working x with a stretched out 1024x768 before that install, but i never managed that with vector (tried all three driver options) autoconfig failed and so did my changes in xorg.conf.

Also tried to copy xorg.conf from suse, but with the same result, then i read something in ati files about posix shm? must be enabled and checked .config for that and found that one posix option was not enabled so i compiled a new kernel with that option set. Did that work? OOh no, of course not, so i'm starting to get a bit pissed off now, but no way suse is an alternative! It's too bloated and slow.

Can someone please help me before i get a stroke or something? :(

Forgot some facts: driver is ati 8.37.6 tested kernels is 2.6.20.3 and 2.6.21.3, the resolution is 1280x800  8)
Title: Re: Can't get X working with Ati xpress 1100
Post by: bigpaws on June 06, 2007, 08:07:34 pm
First have you tried to use the vesa driver in xorg.conf?

Please post video driver from this command:

cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep Driver

Bigpaws
Title: Re: Can't get X working with Ati xpress 1100
Post by: OldNoob on June 07, 2007, 09:40:53 am
Hello bigpaws, grep gave two drivers radeon and fglrx, i must have been sleepy during the week, because i didn't notice that there was two each of sections monitor,device,modes and screen. That must mean the aticonfig wasn't working like it should on Vector (it worked in suse). So i have cleaned it up but the fglrx don't work, but vesa does in 1024x768, so what to do now? I did modprobe fglrx and checked with lsmod, but no luck.  Well things seem lighter now that x works at least partially. The new soho is really slick and beautiful, a nice job done there. :)
Title: Re: Can't get X working with Ati xpress 1100
Post by: nightflier on June 07, 2007, 11:20:27 am
Now that you have X working with vesa, make a backup of xorg.conf.

Try downloading the ati-installer from their web site and install using it. After it finishes, run "aticonfig --initial".

You need the kernel sources installed to do this, do you remember if you chose that during install?
Title: Re: Can't get X working with Ati xpress 1100
Post by: OldNoob on June 07, 2007, 02:03:21 pm
Hello Nightflier, i always install kernel sources, but then i downloaded and compiled the latest kernel from kernel.org, and i was lazy and used .config file from soho-kernel with one or two small changes in settings only.

When i ran the installer it worked nicely until aticonfig --initial, then segmentation fault, then tried to enter driver fglrx in
xorg.conf and modprobe it, didn't work.

I'm fed up for today with this ati-shit so i'm going to try and get wireless working instead, strange stuff happen here too, it's atheros and it usually works at once with madwifi and it was installed but no ath_pci module present. ???
Title: Re: Can't get X working with Ati xpress 1100
Post by: newt on June 07, 2007, 05:45:21 pm
When i ran the installer it worked nicely until aticonfig --initial, then segmentation fault, then tried to enter driver fglrx in
xorg.conf and modprobe it, didn't work.

I came across similar 'segmentation fault' problems when attempting 'aticonfig --initial'.  I solved the problem by not having X started when issuing the command.  Try switching to 'init 2', enter your command, switch back to 'init 4'.  Good luck!!
Title: Re: Can't get X working with Ati xpress 1100
Post by: nightflier on June 07, 2007, 07:13:23 pm
i downloaded and compiled the latest kernel from kernel.org

In that case your kernel may not be supported by fglrx. I remember it was a couple of months after the release of kernel 2.6.20 before the driver worked with it.

There should be a log of what happened, think it is in /var/log/ati-installer or similar. Also, as suggested above, if you install this in text mode (select linux-tui on boot or do init 2) then you will be able to see the error message if it fails.
Title: Re: Can't get X working with Ati xpress 1100
Post by: The Headacher on June 08, 2007, 01:51:35 am
Quote
I'm fed up for today with this ati-shit so i'm going to try and get wireless working instead, strange stuff happen here too, it's atheros and it usually works at once with madwifi and it was installed but no ath_pci module present.
Doesn't the kernel have to be patched to support those (not sure)? On my stock SOHO kernel this module is present. But actually this is more suitable for a new thread :).
Title: Re: Can't get X working with Ati xpress 1100
Post by: OldNoob on June 08, 2007, 02:07:14 pm
Hallo again, made a new install and this time the nic problem didn't show up, all ath modules where loaded, nice!
But the x trouble is persisting, i looked in xorg.0.log and found the error, but finding it is one thing and grasp the meaning is definitely another thing. So please enlighten me. :-[


Quote
(II) fglrx(0): pEnt->device->identifier=0x821e690
(WW) ****INVALID IO ALLOCATION**** b: 0x9000 e: 0x90ff correcting
(II) window:
   
  • -1   0   0x00009000 - 0x000090ff (0x100) IX
  • [1] -1   0   0x00009400 - 0x000094ff (0x100) IX

   [2] -1   0   0x00009800 - 0x000098ff (0x100) IX
   [3] -1   0   0x00009c00 - 0x00009cff (0x100) IX
(II) resSize:
   
  • -1   0   0x00000000 - 0xffffffff (0x0) IX

(II) window fixed:
   
  • -1   0   0x00009000 - 0x000090ff (0x100) IX
  • [1] -1   0   0x00009400 - 0x000094ff (0x100) IX

   [2] -1   0   0x00009800 - 0x000098ff (0x100) IX
   [3] -1   0   0x00009c00 - 0x00009cff (0x100) IX
Requesting insufficient memory window!: start: 0x9000 end: 0x90ff size 0xc0120100
Requesting insufficient memory window!: start: 0x9400 end: 0x94ff size 0xc0120100
Requesting insufficient memory window!: start: 0x9800 end: 0x98ff size 0xc0120100
Requesting insufficient memory window!: start: 0x9c00 end: 0x9cff size 0xc0120100
(EE) Cannot find a replacement memory range
Title: Re: Can't get X working with Ati xpress 1100
Post by: Masta on June 08, 2007, 02:11:27 pm
It seems to me that the driver you might be using is either incompatible with your card/chipset or there is a kernel issue (perhapps something was not set during the configuration?).

Title: Re: Can't get X working with Ati xpress 1100
Post by: OldNoob on June 08, 2007, 03:00:28 pm
Hello Masta, fast answer!
No i don't think there's any driver compability issue because it's the same driver that worked with suse, maybe kernel issue i don't know, but i made a fresh install of vector, so that's also not probable because most people get ati to work with 2.6.20.3, don't they?

The card is detected by lspci as a radeon xpress 200m (1100 is the real numbers) , but i don't know if that's an issue and also it's a cheapo with shared memory, maybe that's the cause? But on the other hand suse fixed that, so i'm confused. 

It would be nice to solve this so i can make my friend really happy by also installing supergamer, then maybe i can delay delivery some days to be able to try supergamer out on a fast machine with lot's of memory, my boxes aren't up to handle some of the games. :-X
Title: Re: Can't get X working with Ati xpress 1100
Post by: Masta on June 09, 2007, 01:09:39 pm
Are you using the aticonfig command after driver installation? (just curious on that)
Can you post the xorg.conf ?
Can you also post the installer log?


If you post them into scrolling boxes it won't take up a lot of thread.
Title: Re: Can't get X working with Ati xpress 1100
Post by: OldNoob on June 09, 2007, 02:24:57 pm
I tried both aticonfig --initial and aticonfig --initial --force on numerous occasions.

I'll post xorg.conf and the log (where can i find that?) tomorrow.
Tell me how to make scrolling boxes while you are at it. ;)
Title: Re: Can't get X working with Ati xpress 1100
Post by: newt on June 09, 2007, 08:54:52 pm
the log may be location in /var/log(s), but I'm not certain.

Also, using 'code' tags will produce the scrolling boxes.
Title: Re: Can't get X working with Ati xpress 1100
Post by: bigpaws on June 09, 2007, 10:03:58 pm
The logs are in /var/log/Xorg.0.log

Easy way as root cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log > /home/<user>/xorg

then cd /home/<user>

then chown <user> xorg

then chgrp users xorg

You needed to work as root due to /var/log not being accessible as
a regular user and then change the permissions and group so you
can read the file.

HTH

Bigpaws
Title: Re: Can't get X working with Ati xpress 1100
Post by: OldNoob on June 10, 2007, 06:32:51 am
Thank you everybody for your help, but still no luck.

I think it's best i start to recall whats happening.

Some other strange stuff is, at top of xorg.log is this:
_XSERVTransSocketOpenCOTSServer: Unable to open socket for inet6
_XSERVTransOpen: transport open failed for inet6/vector.linux.net:0
_XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for inet6
wtf????
and there is also only xorg.conf and it's backups in directory /etc/X11, XF86Config-4.in isn't there shouldn't it be?
Roffe ???

Here's working xorg with vesa:
Code: [Select]
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier     "X.org Configured"
Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
ModulePath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load  "glx"
Load  "extmod"
Load  "xtrap"
Load  "record"
Load  "dbe"
Load  "dri"
Load  "freetype"
Load  "type1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier  "Keyboard0"
Driver      "kbd"
Option     "XkbLayout" "se"   ## KEYBOARD_MAP!
        Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option      "Xkbvariant" "nodeadkeys"

EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier  "Mouse0"
Driver      "mouse"
Option     "Protocol" "auto"
Option     "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option     "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

DisplaySize   330   210 # mm
Identifier   "Monitor0"
VendorName   "AUO"
ModelName    "2174"
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
HorizSync    31.5 - 48.5
VertRefresh  50.0 - 90.0
EndSection

Section "Device"

### Available Driver options are:-
### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
### [arg]: arg optional
#Option     "NoAccel"            # [<bool>]
#Option     "SWcursor"            # [<bool>]
#Option     "Dac6Bit"            # [<bool>]
#Option     "Dac8Bit"            # [<bool>]
#Option     "BusType"            # [<str>]
#Option     "CPPIOMode"          # [<bool>]
#Option     "CPusecTimeout"      # <i>
#Option     "AGPMode"            # <i>
#Option     "AGPFastWrite"        # [<bool>]
#Option     "AGPSize"            # <i>
#Option     "GARTSize"            # <i>
#Option     "RingSize"            # <i>
#Option     "BufferSize"          # <i>
#Option     "EnableDepthMoves"    # [<bool>]
#Option     "EnablePageFlip"      # [<bool>]
#Option     "NoBackBuffer"        # [<bool>]
#Option     "DMAForXv"            # [<bool>]
#Option     "PanelOff"            # [<bool>]
#Option     "DDCMode"            # [<bool>]
#Option     "MonitorLayout"      # [<str>]
#Option     "IgnoreEDID"          # [<bool>]
#Option     "UseFBDev"            # [<bool>]
#Option     "MergedFB"            # [<bool>]
#Option     "CRT2HSync"          # [<str>]
#Option     "CRT2VRefresh"        # [<str>]
#Option     "CRT2Position"        # [<str>]
#Option     "MetaModes"          # [<str>]
#Option     "MergedDPI"          # [<str>]
#Option     "MergedXinerama"      # [<bool>]
#Option     "MergedXineramaCRT2IsScreen0" # [<bool>]
#Option     "MergedNonRectangular" # [<bool>]
#Option     "MergedMouseRestriction" # [<bool>]
#Option     "DisplayPriority"    # [<str>]
#Option     "PanelSize"          # [<str>]
#Option     "ForceMinDotClock"    # <freq>
#Option     "ColorTiling"        # [<bool>]
#Option     "VideoKey"            # <i>
#Option     "RageTheatreCrystal" # <i>
#Option     "RageTheatreTunerPort" # <i>
#Option     "RageTheatreCompositePort" # <i>
#Option     "RageTheatreSVideoPort" # <i>
#Option     "TunerType"          # <i>
#Option     "RageTheatreMicrocPath" # <str>
#Option     "RageTheatreMicrocType" # <str>
#Option     "RenderAccel"        # [<bool>]
#Option     "SubPixelOrder"      # [<str>]
#Option     "ShowCache"          # [<bool>]
#Option     "DynamicClocks"      # [<bool>]
#Option     "BIOSHotkeys"        # [<bool>]
#Option     "VGAAccess"          # [<bool>]
#Option     "ReverseDDC"          # [<bool>]
#Option     "LVDSProbePLL"        # [<bool>]
#Option     "AccelMethod"        # <str>
Identifier  "Card0"
Driver      "vesa"
VendorName  "ATI Technologies Inc"
BoardName   "RS482 [Radeon Xpress 200M]"
BusID       "PCI:1:5:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device     "Card0"
Monitor    "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth     24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     1
Modes    "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     4
Modes    "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     8
Modes    "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     15
Modes    "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     16
Modes    "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     24
Modes   "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode         0666
EndSection

But 1280x800 doesn't work
Here is aticonfigs xorg:
Code: [Select]
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier     "X.org Configured"
Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]" 0 0
InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
ModulePath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load  "glx"
Load  "extmod"
Load  "xtrap"
Load  "record"
Load  "dbe"
Load  "dri"
Load  "freetype"
Load  "type1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier  "Keyboard0"
Driver      "kbd"
Option     "XkbLayout" "us"   ## KEYBOARD_MAP!
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier  "Mouse0"
Driver      "mouse"
Option     "Protocol" "auto"
Option     "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option     "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

#DisplaySize   330   210 # mm
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
Identifier   "Monitor0"
VendorName   "AUO"
ModelName    "2174"
HorizSync    31.5 - 48.5
VertRefresh  50.0 - 90.0
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
Option     "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
Option     "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
Option     "DPMS" "true"
EndSection

Section "Device"

### Available Driver options are:-
### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
### [arg]: arg optional
#Option     "NoAccel"            # [<bool>]
#Option     "SWcursor"            # [<bool>]
#Option     "Dac6Bit"            # [<bool>]
#Option     "Dac8Bit"            # [<bool>]
#Option     "BusType"            # [<str>]
#Option     "CPPIOMode"          # [<bool>]
#Option     "CPusecTimeout"      # <i>
#Option     "AGPMode"            # <i>
#Option     "AGPFastWrite"        # [<bool>]
#Option     "AGPSize"            # <i>
#Option     "GARTSize"            # <i>
#Option     "RingSize"            # <i>
#Option     "BufferSize"          # <i>
#Option     "EnableDepthMoves"    # [<bool>]
#Option     "EnablePageFlip"      # [<bool>]
#Option     "NoBackBuffer"        # [<bool>]
#Option     "DMAForXv"            # [<bool>]
#Option     "PanelOff"            # [<bool>]
#Option     "DDCMode"            # [<bool>]
#Option     "MonitorLayout"      # [<str>]
#Option     "IgnoreEDID"          # [<bool>]
#Option     "UseFBDev"            # [<bool>]
#Option     "MergedFB"            # [<bool>]
#Option     "CRT2HSync"          # [<str>]
#Option     "CRT2VRefresh"        # [<str>]
#Option     "CRT2Position"        # [<str>]
#Option     "MetaModes"          # [<str>]
#Option     "MergedDPI"          # [<str>]
#Option     "MergedXinerama"      # [<bool>]
#Option     "MergedXineramaCRT2IsScreen0" # [<bool>]
#Option     "MergedNonRectangular" # [<bool>]
#Option     "MergedMouseRestriction" # [<bool>]
#Option     "DisplayPriority"    # [<str>]
#Option     "PanelSize"          # [<str>]
#Option     "ForceMinDotClock"    # <freq>
#Option     "ColorTiling"        # [<bool>]
#Option     "VideoKey"            # <i>
#Option     "RageTheatreCrystal" # <i>
#Option     "RageTheatreTunerPort" # <i>
#Option     "RageTheatreCompositePort" # <i>
#Option     "RageTheatreSVideoPort" # <i>
#Option     "TunerType"          # <i>
#Option     "RageTheatreMicrocPath" # <str>
#Option     "RageTheatreMicrocType" # <str>
#Option     "RenderAccel"        # [<bool>]
#Option     "SubPixelOrder"      # [<str>]
#Option     "ShowCache"          # [<bool>]
#Option     "DynamicClocks"      # [<bool>]
#Option     "BIOSHotkeys"        # [<bool>]
#Option     "VGAAccess"          # [<bool>]
#Option     "ReverseDDC"          # [<bool>]
#Option     "LVDSProbePLL"        # [<bool>]
#Option     "AccelMethod"        # <str>
Identifier  "Card0"
Driver      "vesa"
VendorName  "ATI Technologies Inc"
BoardName   "RS482 [Radeon Xpress 200M]"
BusID       "PCI:1:5:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]"
Driver      "fglrx"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device     "Card0"
Monitor    "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth     24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     1
Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     4
Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     8
Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     15
Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     16
Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     24
Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]"
Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]"
Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
DefaultDepth     24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     24
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode         0666
EndSection


With a set of double entries which i edited, but no go anyway. Like this:
Code: [Select]
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier     "X.org Configured"
Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]" 0 0
InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
ModulePath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load  "glx"
Load  "extmod"
Load  "xtrap"
Load  "record"
Load  "dbe"
Load  "dri"
Load  "freetype"
Load  "type1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier  "Keyboard0"
Driver      "kbd"
Option     "XkbLayout" "us"   ## KEYBOARD_MAP!
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier  "Mouse0"
Driver      "mouse"
Option     "Protocol" "auto"
Option     "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option     "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Modes"
Identifier     "Modes[0]"
ModeLine     "1280x800" 69.8 1280 1328 1360 1440 800 803 809 823 #this section is from suse
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
Option     "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
Option     "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
Option     "DPMS" "true"
EndSection


Section "Device"
Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]"
Driver      "fglrx"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]"
Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]"
Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
DefaultDepth     24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     24
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode         0666
EndSection


Finally here's suse's config before i installed atidriver, the xconf after ati install i have lost, (was sleepy)
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# /.../
# SaX generated X11 config file
# Created on: 2007-04-21T12:02:17+0200.
#
# Version: 8.1
# Contact: Marcus Schaefer <sax@suse.de>, 2005
# Contact: SaX-User list <https://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/sax-users>
#
# Automatically generated by [ISaX] (8.1)
# PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
#
Section "Files"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/local"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/URW"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Speedo"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/PEX"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/Type1"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/kwintv"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/truetype"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/uni:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/CID"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/Type1"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
  FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/xtest"
  FontPath     "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"
  FontPath     "unix/:7100"
  InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
  InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
  Option       "AllowMouseOpenFail" "on"
EndSection

Section "Module"
  Load         "dbe"
  Load         "type1"
  Load         "freetype"
  Load         "extmod"
  Load         "glx"
  Load         "v4l"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
  Driver       "kbd"
  Identifier   "Keyboard[0]"
  Option       "Protocol" "Standard"
  Option       "XkbLayout" "se"
  Option       "XkbModel" "pc105"
  Option       "XkbRules" "xfree86"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
  Driver       "synaptics"
  Identifier   "Mouse[1]"
  Option       "Buttons" "5"
  Option       "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
  Option       "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
  Option       "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
  Option       "InputFashion" "Mouse"
  Option       "Name" "Synaptics;Touchpad"
  Option       "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
  Option       "SHMConfig" "on"
  Option       "Vendor" "Sysp"
  Option       "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
  Driver       "mouse"
  Identifier   "Mouse[3]"
  Option       "Buttons" "5"
  Option       "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
  Option       "Name" "ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse"
  Option       "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
  Option       "Vendor" "Sysp"
  Option       "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
  DisplaySize  331 207
  HorizSync    30-62
  Identifier   "Monitor[0]"
  ModelName    "AUO LCD MONITOR"
  Option       "DPMS"
  VendorName   "AUO"
  VertRefresh  43-60
  UseModes     "Modes[0]"
EndSection

Section "Modes"
  Identifier   "Modes[0]"
  Modeline "1280x800" 69.75 1280 1328 1360 1440 800 803 809 823
EndSection

Section "Screen"
  DefaultDepth 24
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      15
    Modes      "1280x800"
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      16
    Modes      "1280x800"
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      24
    Modes      "1280x800"
  EndSubSection
  SubSection "Display"
    Depth      8
    Modes      "1280x800"
  EndSubSection
  Device       "Device[0]"
  Identifier   "Screen[0]"
  Monitor      "Monitor[0]"
EndSection

Section "Device"
  BoardName    "Radeon XPRESS 200M 5975 (PCIE)"
  BusID        "1:5:0"
  Driver       "radeon"
  Identifier   "Device[0]"
  Option       "CRT2HSync" "31-48"
  Option       "CRT2Position" "Clone"
  Option       "SaXDualMonitorVendor" "--> VESA"
  Option       "SaXDualOrientation" "LeftOf"
  Option       "SaXDualResolution" "1024x768"
  Option       "SaXDualVSync" "50-60"
  Option       "CRT2VRefresh" "50-60"
  Option       "IgnoreEDID" "yes"
  Option       "MergedFB" "yes"
  Option       "SaXDualHSync" "31-48"
  Option       "MetaModes" "1280x800,1024x768;1024x768,1024x768"
  Option       "SaXDualHead" ""
  Option       "SaXDualMode" "Clone"
  Option       "SaXDualMonitorModel" "1024X768@60HZ"
  VendorName   "ATI"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
  Identifier   "Layout[all]"
  InputDevice  "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
  InputDevice  "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
  InputDevice  "Mouse[3]" "SendCoreEvents"
  Option       "Clone" "off"
  Option       "Xinerama" "off"
  Screen       "Screen[0]"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
    Group      "video"
    Mode       0660
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
EndSection

Title: Re: Can't get X working with Ati xpress 1100
Post by: Masta on June 10, 2007, 12:48:37 pm
The Suse working xorg.conf might have been the trick, simply using it and adjust the fonts locations and such accordingly to VL. But I have a card that sometimes is tricky too.

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What I did was install VL, using the vesa driver. Then install the ATI driver that's suitable for my card. After that gets installed, I then edit xorg.conf to replace vesa with fglrx. ALso some cards seem to need Load "GLcore" in the modules section (check my spelling on that glcore, I can't recall right off if the C needs to be capitol too).
I then log out, go to terminal and log in root. Switch to init 3, wait a few seconds, then switch to init 4. That seems to get me back into desktop. Then , before testing anything 3D, I logout, reboot machine. Upon that login, I have working 3D.
Try this, and see if it works for you.

I have never seen that aticonfig tool worth a lick for my card, so manual editing of xorg is needed. I also use the 8.30.3.run. In some cases this driver doesn't work well with some kernel version (all of VL  prebuilts though, no custom), so I then use the 8.36.5 driver. Both of which I get from ati.amd.com.  There is a handy card selection thing there making it much easier to find the right driver for my card.

P.S. There is now a version 8.37.6 driver listed on ati.amd.com, since I was last there.
Title: Re: Can't get X working with Ati xpress 1100
Post by: OldNoob on June 11, 2007, 11:01:33 am
Hello everybody!

It's a real pleasure to read an Xorg.0.log without errors from a working system, seems that upgrading X11 to 7.2 was the solution, the card was detected as xpress 1100, then even ati's installer couldn't go wrong.

Some cleaning in the messed up xorg.conf was of course necessary, then everything (?) was great. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Solved!!! (Can't get X working with Ati xpress 1100) Yeeahh!
Post by: Masta on June 11, 2007, 01:03:53 pm
 8) cool  8)
Will put that into the handy dandy notebook  :)