Gentoo Archives: gentoo-desktop

From: "M. Edward (Ed) Borasky" <znmeb@×××××××.net>
To: gentoo-desktop@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-desktop] startx
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 14:45:28
In Reply to: [gentoo-desktop] startx by Tadeu Granemann
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/" 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 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, you can test it by typing # X -config /root/ 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) If God had meant for carrots to be eaten cooked, He would have given rabbits fire. -- gentoo-desktop@g.o mailing list


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Re: [gentoo-desktop] startx Tadeu Granemann <tadeugr@×××××.com>