i am using a hp notebook nc8430 which has an ati mobility radeon x1600
the ati-driver 8.28.8 works.
(not as fast as expected for this card, but it works....)
but the new driver 8.29.6 doesn't work.
x stops with the error "PreInitDAL failed".
attached is the compressed Xorg.0.log file, where the error can be seen
at the bottom.
does anybody know about that error?
what can i do?
einen schönen Tag noch
DI Rainer Klier
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this is a non-reproduceable bug that i found while testing 7.2-beta.
It happened when i was running 2 Xservers in parallel. The problem
vanished only after a cold restart (read: power off/on).
for people interesting in testing:
In the beginning i had to do a chmod +s xorg since my setup did not
find the new xserver (/etc/permission contained the wrong path).
It seems i had the old permission cached somewhere since the effect was
not visible first (what got me confused).
i simply started on the CLI with X :1 (and a other already running Xserver)
made a few tests, stopped and did it again what caused the error msg.
xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.4661
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X Window System Version 220.127.116.11
Release Date: 21 December 2005
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 18.104.22.168
Build Operating System: Linux 22.214.171.124-1.6-smp i686 SUSE LINUX
Current Operating System: Linux linux 126.96.36.199-4-default #1 Wed May 3 04:53:23
UTC 2006 i686
Build Date: 12 August 2006
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Fri Sep 1 20:55:03 2006
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(EE) I810(0): V_BIOS address 0x0 out of range
(EE) I810(0): VBE initialization failed.
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
Fatal server error:
no screens found
XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
i have installed 10.1 on a gigabyte board (GA-M55+ S3G) with build in G6100.
it works fine but today the X11-Cursor vanished.
When starting KDE you could see the jumping ball then nothing. my first guess was
that i found a KDE bug but even with fvwm2 nothing changed. only when i added
"HWCursor" "off" i got the cursor back. i could not find a single problem.
most mysterious was for me that the cursor was visible when kde started.
using google i found these thread:
is there any way to manually set the xcursor, test it somehow ?
(i did not fill a bug report because i do not see any way to reproduce it)
On Thu, Aug 03, 2006 at 06:07:12PM +0200, Rainer Klier wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, den 03.08.2006, 17:43 +0200 schrieb Stefan Dirsch:
> > On Thu, Aug 03, 2006 at 05:29:27PM +0200, Rainer Klier wrote:
> > > Am Donnerstag, den 03.08.2006, 15:41 +0200 schrieb Stefan Dirsch:
> > > > On Thu, Aug 03, 2006 at 02:58:47PM +0200, Rainer Klier wrote:
> > > and i also noticed that compiz/xgl didn't start/work.
> > > i have it enabled, but when installed 7.1 system behaeved like it is not
> > > installed/switched on.
> > Hmm. I would need more details here to investigate this issue. But
> > since you're already back to 6.9 ... :-(
> i will try again tommorow....
> does xgl/compiz work with 7.1 on your computer?
Honestly I didn't test it yet. Still need to figure out how to setup
my KDE desktop to use Xgl/compiz.
> > > after returning to 6.9 (which was not easy!), it worked again.
> > >
> > > > Indeed this is annoying. I've added ' Option "RenderAccel" "no" ' to
> > >
> > > does that cost performance?
> > As long as you don't have Composite extensions enabled no. See the
> > NVIDIA driver README for details.
> isn't xgl/compiz a "Composite extension"?
AFAIK Xgl itself provides the Composite extension. Therefore I don't
think Xgl/compiz would make use of the NVIDIA Render acceleration. But
I might be completely wrong. Matthias probably knows better and might
give us some more details, when he's back next week.
> > > i think we need a "suse 10.1 upgrading from 6.9 to 7.1 howto"
> > > and a "switching back to 6.9 if something fails howto".....
> > Yes, this would be something for openSUSE. You need to remove
> > /usr/lib/X11
> > /usr/include/X11
> i had to find out this the hard way........
> some minutes ago ;-)
> the hardest issue was, that i had to do all in text-mode coz after some
> while even the open-source "nv" driver didn't work, which worked after
> installation of 7.1...
Well, nv/nvidia driver don't like each other. :-(
> i need some script or similar to switch quickly from 6.9 to 7.1 and vice
> so i can try/test, and go back quickly if somethink doesn't work.
> because i also have to do some work here with my computer ...... ;-)
It's a pity, that it isn't usable for you yet, but just to give you an
idea for such scripts.
- rpm -e $(rpm -qa|grep xorg-x11) --nodeps
- rmdir /usr/lib/X11 /usr/include/X11
- let YaST resolve the package dependancies to install again 6.9 X.Org
- rpm -Uhv xorg-x11*.rpm
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