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From: "M. Edward (Ed) Borasky" <znmeb@...>
Subject: Re: startx
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 06:42:31 -0800
Tadeu Granemann wrote:
> Hi, i'm gonna put more details about my problem :P
>
> I'm trying to install gentoo live CD 2006.1 in my ACER 5610, with 
> Intel Integrated Graphics.
> I get an error with "startx". I want install gentoo reading the manual.
> I think the video driver is i810.
>
> The end of Xorg log:
>
> (II) I810: Driver for Intel Integrated Graphics Chipsets: i810, 
> i810-dc100,
>    i810e, i815, i830M, 845G, 852GM/855GM, 865G, 915G, E7221 (i915),
>    915GM, 945G
> (II) Primary Device is: PCI 00:02:0
> (--) Assigning device section with no busID to primary device
> (WW) I810: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0:2:1) 
> found
> (EE) No devices detected.
>
> Fatal server error:
> no screens found
>
>
> Any hint ?
>
> thanks
> Tadeu
You're missing some stuff in your xorg.conf file. It found the graphics 
chipset OK. The easiest way to get on the air is usually the following:

1. Log on to the console as root.
2. Type

   # X -configure

   X will start up, probe your hardware, and write a file 
"/root/xorg.conf.new"

3. You'll need to edit this file in two or three places. For some reason 
(I should file a defect on this) it usually gets the mouse device wrong. 
Edit the file and if it says "/dev/mice" or "/dev/mouse", change it to 
"/dev/psaux". You should end up with a line that looks something like this:

    Option      "Device" "/dev/psaux"


4. Figure out what screen resolution you want. Most monitors these days 
are capable of handling all sorts of resolutions, but I've got a fairly 
ancient one and can't deal with small characters, so I usually just use 
1024x768. Towards the bottom of the xorg.conf.new file, you'll want 
something like this:

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Card0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultColorDepth 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


The specific error message you got,

Fatal server error:
no screens found

indicates something is wrong in this last section I posted.

Once you've edited xorg.conf.new, you can test it by typing

# X -config /root/xorg.conf.new

If X comes up, copy the new config file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf and you 
should be ready.


-- 
M. Edward (Ed) Borasky, FBG, AB, PTA, PGS, MS, MNLP, NST, ACMC(P)
http://borasky-research.blogspot.com/

If God had meant for carrots to be eaten cooked, He would have given rabbits fire.

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