> > and/or that the relevant DRI module is build and is working (if you're
> > using DRI).
> How can I check this (and how do I know if I'm using DRI)?
I see you use swsuspend. From their pages at
http://swsusp.sourceforge.net/status.html DRI doesn't work since it doesn't
have support for power management.
That said, when you're using DRI, you can see it in /var/log/XFree86.0.log
: in there, there's usually a message about DRI enabled, or DRI failed to
Besides, to actually have X trying to load the DRI module, in
/etc/X11/XF86config there should be a DRI line in Section "Module", like:
Hope that helps ^^;
Howdy! I was wanting to know if anybody has had any success installing this
driver. I can get as far as actually installing it and the Control panel, but
MESA still resides as the OpenGL driver. I was needing to know how to replace
MESA with the ATI driver thanks!!
I have problem, while installation SLES 8, harddisk can not detected,
My server using compaq smart array 642,
How to configure smart array, then can detection harddisk while
> After "googleing" around, I followed the hint to install an new version of
> xfree86. This was propably a bad idea, because now I can't start X anymore,
> even not with the previous settings. I have installed the version 4.04 for
> glibc 2.0 on my computer.
> Hoping for help, I add my XF86Config and the xfree86.log to this mail.
Ah, my first time looking at a 4.4.0 logfile. :)
You are aware of course that you commented your entire ServerLayout section
out in the command file, and that XFree86 in a moment of joy decides to use
your keyboard as the core pointer device because of this?
> (WW) No Layout section. Using the first Screen section.
> (WW) The core pointer device wasn't specified explicitly in the layout.
> Using the first keyboard device.
Now, I'm not sure if this causes the problems you're experiencing, but I'm
sure they won't help...
Btw, you might want to put this problem on the xfree86(a)xfree86.org mailinglist
as well. I'm sure there are some more experienced people for 4.4.0 problems
there. In the mean time I'll try what I can to help you find a solution. :)
Have you tried running without any config file (4.4.0 can do this I've been
I have an Nvidia Geforce FX 5700 card. Works great with the latest nvidia
drivers. I have been beating my head against a wall though on how to set up a
dual head configuration. I would like one screen to go to the monitor (screen
0) and the other screen (screen1) to go to the tv through the svideo tv out
on the back. Essentially I would have two different X sessions.
I have read this is possible, and I have tried to follow the how to's, but I
cannot get it to work.
Does anyone have a configuration file for this that works?, and if so, can I
get your XFree86 config file for reference?
My card is an Asylum Geforce FX 5700 128mb DDR2 AGP8x
I am using the latest 10-5336 driver's from nvidia.
As a side issue:
What would be the best way to setup a dual head/legged system on SuSE 9.1 or
In the future I would like to expand on the dual head configuration and have
two keyboards, two mouse, etc... So two people can use the machine.
Thank you's go out in advance for any help with these issues.
When playing with xmame, I've noticed that software scaling is extremely slow
on SuSE 8.2 with my radeon 9000 card. I have games dropping from 500 fps to
20 fps! I've tried the same thing with Morphix (with the same version of
XFree86, and the same config file), but I had no such problems there, which
leads me to the thought that it is somehow linked to the XFree86 rpm in SuSE
8.2. Any ideas as to what the cause is, and how it may be corrected? Yes,
I've already ordered SuSE 9.1, but it's still a few weeks away. :)
I have some problem configuring X with the garphic controler 82865 of
With some effort I've succeded to get an X desktop with a resolution of
1280x1024 and a colordepth of 8 bit. A higher color depth isn't possible.
To achieve this I have installed xfbdef and the latest patch for SAX2 for
SuSE 8.0, which I am using currently. Furthermore I have installed the
current driver for the i830 chipset from Intel, and recompield my kernel.
I have put the line vga=795 to my lilo.conf, but when I want to configure
with SAX2, Sax2 won't start, but writes the logfile insteas which I've
appended to this email. The behaviour is the same, if I using lilo with
vga=795 or vga=775.
Typing hwinfo -framebuffer gives the Memory:
Memory Size: 0 MB + 832 KB
For further informatations: I'm running SuSE 8.0 on a DELL Computer
Has anyone an idea?
Thank's in advance!
(See attached file: SaX.log)
> 2.4.24 sources, patched them, compiled and everything is fine
> except the X and bootsplash.
In your /etc/X11/XF86config which display server is used? See section
"device", paramenter "driver".
Is it "ati" or "radeon"? Or maybe "vesa"?
If it's vesa, you have to enable the vesa framebuffer driver.
If it's ati or radeon, try to check that agpgart is ok (check dmesg output)
and/or that the relevant DRI module is build and is working (if you're
I compiled new X11R6.7 on my SUSE9.0 and when i scroll down or in some
programs the fonts are not shown or shown very wrong.
How can I solve this problem ?
my video card is a Matrox Mystique
thanx in advance
this request does not strictly refer to XFree, but it refers to video
display handling - if you consider it off-topic, please tell me where
to turn to.
I am using a PC dating from 1997 (Pentium, 133 MHz, with an ATI Mach64
graphic card) connected to a TFT display (Philips Brilliance 150P),
so the video output needs to meet one of the monitor's supported
combinations of resolution and frequency.
It has a multiple-boot configuration for Linux (still SuSE 7.2) and
Windows95, both set at 1024*768 pixels, 60 Hz.
Now I bought a current machine (AMD Athlon 2.400+ with a Point of View
card using a GeForce FX5200 chip) and inserted a two-way KVM switch
between the monitor (plus keyboard) and the machines.
On the new PC, I installed SuSE 8.2. It works "out of the box" even in
graphic mode (my compliments to the SuSE people - great job!) using
that same resolution.
Unluckily, the positioning of the image within the total frame is
different from the old machine: It is a bit too high and too far left.
This holds not only for the graphic mode but also for the boot
sequence (using GRUB) which displays the little Tux image above the
scrolling area, so it is no pure text mode any longer.
Using the monitor's OSD info tells me that the boot sequence uses the
same resolution as the X11 display.
As the monitor shows a correct image positioning when running from the
old PC (both Linux and Windows), I would rather not use the monitor
controls to correct the image position - all is done at 1024*768, 60
Using "xvidtune" on the new machine would help me for the X sessions,
but how can I influence the mode line for the boot sequence and for
the text mode consoles (tty1 .. tty6) and the message screen (tty10)?
TIA for all hints and documentation pointers,
Joerg Bruehe - persoenliche Aeusserung / speaking only for himself