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Re: [vox-tech] Setting up X



I suspect that you have both X3 and X4 installed on your system.  When
you do "dpkg -l xserver*" which of the packages listed are marked as
installed ("ii" in the left column)?  For X4, you should only have
xserver-common and xserver-xfree86.  I suspect that if you get rid of
X3, things will start working -- the XF86Config file you posted below
looks like an X4 file and you said that 3.3.6 was getting started when
you ran startx.


Matt

On Sun, Mar 10, 2002 at 12:40:20PM -0600, Jay Strauss wrote:
> I've been reading google and stuff, but I can't get X to work.
> I've got a STB Lightspeed 128 card (which is in the X database), 2MB
> I've got a gateway monitor with I think does 30-64 horizontal, 50-100
> vertical
> I think I'm totally upgraded to Woody
> I think the X server is:
> XFree86 Version 3.3.6a / X Window System
> (protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6300)
> 
> 
> I've tried to configure the server via: xf86config.  When I do: startx, I
> get:
> ...XF86Config: /etc/X11/XF86Config
> (**) stands for supplied, (--) stands for probed/default values
> (--) no ModulePath specified using default: /usr/X11R6/lib/modules
> dbe: Unknown error loading module
> 
> Config Error: /etc/X11/XF86Config:48
> 
>     SubSection  "extmod"
>     ^^^^^^^^^^^
> Module section keyword expected
> giving up.^M
> xinit:  Connection refused (errno 111):  unable to connect to X server^M
> xinit:  No such process (errno 3):  Server error.
> 
> I also tried:
> XFree86 -configure
> then used the config file it produced to attempt to start the X v4 server,
> and got:
> 
> ...Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/,
> removing from
>  list!
> Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/, removing
> from
> list!
> 
> Fatal server error:
> could not open default font 'fixed'
> 
> Again, I'm sorta stuck
> Jay
> 
> 
> Below is my /etc/X11/XF86Config:
> # File generated by xf86config.
> 
> #
> # Copyright (c) 1999 by The XFree86 Project, Inc.
> #
> # Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
> # copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"),
> # to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation
> # the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense,
> # and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the
> # Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
> #
> # The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
> # all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
> #
> # THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
> # IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
> # FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.  IN NO EVENT SHALL
> # THE XFREE86 PROJECT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY,
> # WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF
> # OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE
> # SOFTWARE.
> #
> # Except as contained in this notice, the name of the XFree86 Project shall
> # not be used in advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or other
> # dealings in this Software without prior written authorization from the
> # XFree86 Project.
> #
> 
> # **********************************************************************
> # Refer to the XF86Config(4/5) man page for details about the format of
> # this file.
> # **********************************************************************
> 
> # **********************************************************************
> # Module section -- this  section  is used to specify
> # which dynamically loadable modules to load.
> # **********************************************************************
> #
> Section "Module"
> 
> # This loads the DBE extension module.
> 
>     Load        "dbe"   # Double buffer extension
> 
> # This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
> # initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
>     SubSection  "extmod"
>       Option    "omit xfree86-dga"   # don't initialise the DGA extension
>     EndSubSection
> 
> # This loads the Type1 and FreeType font modules
>     Load        "type1"
>     Load        "freetype"
> 
> # This loads the GLX module
> #    Load       "glx"
> 
> EndSection
> 
> # **********************************************************************
> # Files section.  This allows default font and rgb paths to be set
> # **********************************************************************
> 
> Section "Files"
> 
> # The location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the
> # file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
> # no need to change the default.
> 
>     RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
> 
> # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (which are concatenated together),
> # as well as specifying multiple comma-separated entries in one FontPath
> # command (or a combination of both methods)
> #
> # If you don't have a floating point coprocessor and emacs, Mosaic or other
> # programs take long to start up, try moving the Type1 and Speedo directory
> # to the end of this list (or comment them out).
> #
> 
> #    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
>     FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
>     FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
>     FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
>     FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
>     FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
>     FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
>     FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
> 
> # The module search path.  The default path is shown here.
> 
> #    ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
> 
> EndSection
> 
> # **********************************************************************
> # Server flags section.
> # **********************************************************************
> 
> Section "ServerFlags"
> 
> # Uncomment this to cause a core dump at the spot where a signal is
> # received.  This may leave the console in an unusable state, but may
> # provide a better stack trace in the core dump to aid in debugging
> 
> #    Option "NoTrapSignals"
> 
> # Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><BS> server abort sequence
> # This allows clients to receive this key event.
> 
> #    Option "DontZap"
> 
> # Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> mode switching
> # sequences.  This allows clients to receive these key events.
> 
> #    Option "Dont Zoom"
> 
> # Uncomment this to disable tuning with the xvidtune client. With
> # it the client can still run and fetch card and monitor attributes,
> # but it will not be allowed to change them. If it tries it will
> # receive a protocol error.
> 
> #    Option "DisableVidModeExtension"
> 
> # Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local xvidtune client.
> 
> #    Option "AllowNonLocalXvidtune"
> 
> # Uncomment this to disable dynamically modifying the input device
> # (mouse and keyboard) settings.
> 
> #    Option "DisableModInDev"
> 
> # Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local client to
> # change the keyboard or mouse settings (currently only xset).
> 
> #    Option "AllowNonLocalModInDev"
> 
> EndSection
> 
> # **********************************************************************
> # Input devices
> # **********************************************************************
> 
> # **********************************************************************
> # Core keyboard's InputDevice section
> # **********************************************************************
> 
> Section "InputDevice"
> 
>     Identifier "Keyboard1"
>     Driver "Keyboard"
> # For most OSs the protocol can be omitted (it defaults to "Standard").
> # When using XQUEUE (only for SVR3 and SVR4, but not Solaris),
> # uncomment the following line.
> 
> #    Option     "Protocol"      "Xqueue"
> 
>     Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
> 
> # Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
> #    Option "Xleds"      "1 2 3"
> 
> #    Option "LeftAlt"     "Meta"
> #    Option "RightAlt"    "ModeShift"
> 
> # To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
> # lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
> # keyboard, you will probably want to use:
> #    Option "XkbModel"    "pc102"
> # If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
> #    Option "XkbModel"    "microsoft"
> #
> # Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
> # For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
> #    Option "XkbLayout"   "de"
> # or:
> #    Option "XkbLayout"   "de"
> #    Option "XkbVariant"  "nodeadkeys"
> #
> # If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
> # control keys, use:
> #    Option "XkbOptions"  "ctrl:swapcaps"
> 
> # These are the default XKB settings for XFree86
> #    Option "XkbRules"    "xfree86"
> #    Option "XkbModel"    "pc101"
> #    Option "XkbLayout"   "us"
> #    Option "XkbVariant"  ""
> #    Option "XkbOptions"  ""
> 
> #    Option "XkbDisable"
> 
>     Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
>     Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
>     Option "XkbLayout" "us"
> 
> EndSection
> 
> 
> # **********************************************************************
> # Core Pointer's InputDevice section
> # **********************************************************************
> 
> Section "InputDevice"
> 
> # Identifier and driver
> 
>     Identifier "Mouse1"
>     Driver "mouse"
>     Option "Protocol"    "PS/2"
>     Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"
> 
> # When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
> # the following line.
> 
> #    Option "Protocol" "Xqueue"
> 
> # Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice. In
> # almost every case these lines should be omitted.
> 
> #    Option "BaudRate" "9600"
> #    Option "SampleRate" "150"
> 
> # Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice
> # Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)
> 
>     Option "Emulate3Buttons"
> #    Option "Emulate3Timeout"    "50"
> 
> # ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice
> 
> #    Option "ChordMiddle"
> 
> EndSection
> 
> 
> # **********************************************************************
> # Other input device sections
> # this is optional and is required only if you
> # are using extended input devices.  This is for example only.  Refer
> # to the XF86Config man page for a description of the options.
> # **********************************************************************
> #
> # Section "InputDevice"
> #    Identifier  "Mouse2"
> #    Driver      "mouse"
> #    Option      "Protocol"      "MouseMan"
> #    Option      "Device"        "/dev/mouse2"
> # EndSection
> #
> # Section "InputDevice"
> #    Identifier "spaceball"
> #    Driver     "magellan"
> #    Option     "Device"        "/dev/cua0"
> # EndSection
> #
> # Section "InputDevice"
> #    Identifier "spaceball2"
> #    Driver     "spaceorb"
> #    Option     "Device"        "/dev/cua0"
> # EndSection
> #
> # Section "InputDevice"
> #    Identifier "touchscreen0"
> #    Driver     "microtouch"
> #    Option     "Device"        "/dev/ttyS0"
> #    Option     "MinX"          "1412"
> #    Option     "MaxX"          "15184"
> #    Option     "MinY"          "15372"
> #    Option     "MaxY"          "1230"
> #    Option     "ScreenNumber"  "0"
> #    Option     "ReportingMode" "Scaled"
> #    Option     "ButtonNumber"  "1"
> #    Option     "SendCoreEvents"
> # EndSection
> #
> # Section "InputDevice"
> #    Identifier "touchscreen1"
> #    Driver     "elo2300"
> #    Option     "Device"        "/dev/ttyS0"
> #    Option     "MinX"          "231"
> #    Option     "MaxX"          "3868"
> #    Option     "MinY"          "3858"
> #    Option     "MaxY"          "272"
> #    Option     "ScreenNumber"  "0"
> #    Option     "ReportingMode" "Scaled"
> #    Option     "ButtonThreshold"       "17"
> #    Option     "ButtonNumber"  "1"
> #    Option     "SendCoreEvents"
> # EndSection
> 
> # **********************************************************************
> # Monitor section
> # **********************************************************************
> 
> # Any number of monitor sections may be present
> 
> Section "Monitor"
> 
>     Identifier  "My Monitor"
> 
> # HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
> # HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
> # comma separated list of ranges of values.
> # NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
> # USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.
> 
>     HorizSync   31.5, 35.15, 35.5
> 
> #    HorizSync 30-64         # multisync
> #    HorizSync 31.5, 35.2    # multiple fixed sync frequencies
> #    HorizSync 15-25, 30-50  # multiple ranges of sync frequencies
> 
> # VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
> # VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
> # comma separated list of ranges of values.
> # NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
> # USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.
> 
>     VertRefresh 50-100
> 
> EndSection
> 
> 
> # **********************************************************************
> # Graphics device section
> # **********************************************************************
> 
> # Any number of graphics device sections may be present
> 
> # Standard VGA Device:
> 
> Section "Device"
>     Identifier "Standard VGA"
>     VendorName "Unknown"
>     BoardName "Unknown"
> 
> # The chipset line is optional in most cases.  It can be used to override
> # the driver's chipset detection, and should not normally be specified.
> 
> #    Chipset "generic"
> 
> # The Driver line must be present.  When using run-time loadable driver
> # modules, this line instructs the server to load the specified driver
> # module.  Even when not using loadable driver modules, this line
> # indicates which driver should interpret the information in this section.
> 
>     Driver     "vga"
> # The BusID line is used to specify which of possibly multiple devices
> # this section is intended for.  When this line isn't present, a device
> # section can only match up with the primary video device.  For PCI
> # devices a line like the following could be used.  This line should not
> # normally be included unless there is more than one video device
> # intalled.
> 
> #    BusID      "PCI:0:10:0"
> 
> #    VideoRam 256
> 
> #    Clocks 25.2 28.3
> 
> EndSection
> 
> # Device configured by xf86config:
> 
> Section "Device"
>     Identifier  "STB LightSpeed 128"
>     Driver      "tseng"
>     #VideoRam    2048
>     #videoram 2304         # 2.25 MB, when memory probe is incorrect
>     #Option "linear"       # for linear mode at 8bpp
>     #Option "noaccel"      # when problems with accelerator
>     #Option "power_saver"  # enable VESA DPMS
>     #Option "pci_retry"    # faster, but problematic for ISA DMA
>     #Option "hw_cursor"    # Use hardware cursor (see docs for limitations)
>     #Option "xaa_no_color_exp"  # When text (or bitmap) is not rendered
> correctly
>     # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
> EndSection
> 
> 
> # **********************************************************************
> # Screen sections
> # **********************************************************************
> 
> # Any number of screen sections may be present.  Each describes
> # the configuration of a single screen.  A single specific screen section
> # may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
> # option.
> Section "Screen"
>     Identifier  "Screen 1"
>     Device      "STB LightSpeed 128"
>     Monitor     "My Monitor"
>     DefaultDepth 16
> 
>     Subsection "Display"
>         Depth       8
>         Modes       "640x480" "800x600" "1024x768" "1280x1024"
>         ViewPort    0 0
>     EndSubsection
>     Subsection "Display"
>         Depth       16
>         Modes       "640x480" "800x600" "1024x768"
>         ViewPort    0 0
>     EndSubsection
>     Subsection "Display"
>         Depth       24
>         Modes       "640x480" "800x600"
>         ViewPort    0 0
>     EndSubsection
> EndSection
> 
> # **********************************************************************
> # ServerLayout sections.
> # **********************************************************************
> 
> # Any number of ServerLayout sections may be present.  Each describes
> # the way multiple screens are organised.  A specific ServerLayout
> # section may be specified from the X server command line with the
> # "-layout" option.  In the absence of this, the first section is used.
> # When now ServerLayout section is present, the first Screen section
> # is used alone.
> 
> Section "ServerLayout"
> 
> # The Identifier line must be present
>     Identifier  "Simple Layout"
> 
> # Each Screen line specifies a Screen section name, and optionally
> # the relative position of other screens.  The four names after
> # primary screen name are the screens to the top, bottom, left and right
> # of the primary screen.  In this example, screen 2 is located to the
> # right of screen 1.
> 
>     Screen "Screen 1"
> 
> # Each InputDevice line specifies an InputDevice section name and
> # optionally some options to specify the way the device is to be
> # used.  Those options include "CorePointer", "CoreKeyboard" and
> # "SendCoreEvents".
> 
>     InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
>     InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
> 
> EndSection
> 
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