Well I did a big mistake this morning. I followed what Olaf said being
careful to save my /etc/XF86Config file
I had the line:
geometry 640 480 640 480 8
Thus depth was 8
I did sax2 -a (automatic detection)
then change it from 8 to 15 and everything should be
=> bad display with kde2 => I change default depth from 15 => 8 again in
I try kde2 and I don't have anything now not even color depth = 8 => nothing,
nothing: X10: fatal IO eroor 104 (Connection reste by peer) on X server
":0.0" , bla-bla
fatal server error, no screen found
screens found but no usable configuration etc ....
hsync out of range ....
sax2 does find the module or does not detect the card
I did something yesterday that allowed to have a color depth of 8 and now
Fed up of proprietary video cards
+ I can't download the xmodules-4.2.0-3.ppc.rpm (FTP directory
/pub/suse/ppc/supplementary/X/suse73/4.2.0/ at ftp.suse.com
) because the FTP
server seems to have a problem.
How can I teach sax2 to detect the card or install the module correctly?
I am really not happy!!!!
Le Jeudi 31 Janvier 2002 15:51, vous avez écrit :
On Thu, Jan 31, abarthel wrote:
There is no driver ATI referenced. Here is what I
get in XF86Config (I
remember that SAX2 did not work).
I have the same XF86Config file in my G3 station (not laptop) and there
it works without problem.
This is XFree86 3.3.6, try /etc/X11/XF86Config.
I think the X Server has problems on some chips with 24 bit. Try the
command "fbset", you will get a line like that:
geometry 640 480 640 480 16
The "16" is the color depth, if you have 24 then do a
fbset -a -depth 8
Then run "sax2 -a". There is a line DefaultColorDepth in
/etc/X11/XF86Config. change it from 8 to 15 and everything should be