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From: Richard Fish <bigfish@××××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Xorg.. twm not starting and terrible performance with fluxbox
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 21:40:44
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Xorg.. twm not starting and terrible performance with fluxbox by Mrugesh Karnik
1 On 11/10/05, Mrugesh Karnik <mrugeshkarnik@×××××.com> wrote:
2 > Hi,
3 >
4 > I just installed Gentoo on an AMD64 Sempron machine. RAM is not a
5 > problem.. 1GB of it.
6 >
7 > I just emerged xorg-x11. The graphics card is VIA Unichrome onboard. I
8 > have a perfectly fine working FC4 system. I used the FC4 xorg.conf file.
9 > First ran Xorg -configure. Kept all the paths from Gentoo and filled in
10 > stuff like mouse, keyboard, monitor and graphics card configuration from
11 > the FC4 file. I tested the file with X -config /root/xorg.config.fc4 and
12 > it worked fine. I then copied it to /etc/X11/xorg.conf and gave startx.
13 > But twm refused to start. I could just a see a black screen with a black
14 > X mouse pointer in the middle. I moved it and it was lagging very badly.
15 > So I killed the X server and emerged fluxbox.
16 >
17 > Fluxbox started fine. But when I tried to open xedit.. it went terribly
18 > slow.. Same thing with xcalc. People in #xorg on Freenode told me that I
19 > needed to look for via_drv.o module. I didn't find it. Xorg doesn't
20 > install it.
22 I don't use it, but it looks like I got a via_drv on my install of
23 xorg-x11. Which version of xorg-x11, and what USE flags?
25 carcharias rjf # locate via_drv
26 /usr/lib/modules/drivers/via_drv.o
27 /usr/src/linux-2.6.14/drivers/char/drm/via_drv.c
28 /usr/src/linux-2.6.14/drivers/char/drm/via_drv.h
29 /usr/src/linux-2.6.13-suspend2-r5/drivers/char/drm/via_drv.c
30 /usr/src/linux-2.6.13-suspend2-r5/drivers/char/drm/via_drv.h
32 carcharias rjf # equery belongs /usr/lib/modules/drivers/via_drv.o
33 [ Searching for file(s) /usr/lib/modules/drivers/via_drv.o in *... ]
34 x11-base/xorg-x11-6.8.2-r6 (/usr/lib/modules/drivers/via_drv.o)
35 carcharias rjf # emerge -vp x11-base/xorg-x11
37 These are the packages that I would merge, in order:
39 Calculating dependencies ...done!
40 [ebuild R ] x11-base/xorg-x11-6.8.2-r6 -3dfx -3dnow +bitmap-fonts
41 -cjk -debug -dlloader -dmx +doc +font-server -insecure-drivers +ipv6
42 -minimal +mmx +nls -nocxx +opengl +pam -sdk +sse -static
43 +truetype-fonts +type1-fonts (-uclibc) -xprint +xv 0 kB
45 Total size of downloads: 0 kB
47 --
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Re: [gentoo-user] Xorg.. twm not starting and terrible performance with fluxbox Mrugesh Karnik <mrugeshkarnik@×××××.com>