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>
> begin Robin Snyder <resnyder@ucdavis.edu>
> > I've run into the usual infinite regress of problems.  Woody has now
> > become "stable" in the Debian hierarchy, so the other day, I upgraded my
> > work machine from potato to woody.  (My previous message concerned my home
> > machine.)  In the process, X broke.  After much futzing, it's still
> > broken.
>
> > I think I may just have it, although it keeps asking for the mga_hal
> > module, which I've never needed before.
>
> the first step should've been to use google to find out what mga_hal is.
> if you google for it, you'd probably have a better idea about whether
> it's relevent to your system or not.
>
> i did a quick google, and it appears to be related to the matrox g400
> series of cards.
>
> do you have one of those (or a compatible video chipset)?

No.  I have an ATI XPERT 128 AGP.  When running dpkg-reconfigure
xserver-xfree86, I chose ati over mga_hal.  It may be asking for the
mga because someone who was trying to help me earlier chose mga.  I
don't think I've successfully made my way through dpkg-reconfigure
yet.

> > I'm in the process of running
> > dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 and have gotten to the point of
> > specifying video modes.
>
> try this instead:
>
>    # XFree86 -configure
>
> i've seen it fail exactly once, and that was because the machine had
> both a video chipset and a video card at the same time.  it'll certainly
> work great for a card as well supported as a matrox g400.  matrox fully
> opened that card for linux developers.

I tried that already.  It was unable to pick up my mouse, which is
admittedly unusual (a remote, IR pointer).  After killing the screen
produced by XFree86 -configure, I tried running startx, and it
wouldn't work.  Again, it seems troubled by not finding the mga_hal
module.  I'll append the output of XFree86 -xf86config
/root/XF86Config.new and startx to the end of this message.  (I do see
that XFree86 has a line "Chipset mgag400 found."  Perhaps I do have an
mgag chip somewhere?  It wasn't in the specs I received with the machine.)

>
> > I'm trying to look at my old XF86Config file
> > (which I backed up before upgrading) to see what I had listed before,
> > but I can't read the XF86Config file.  I'm told that no such file
> > exists, even though I can see it listed, with nonzero size, and I have
> > read permission.  Can anyone tell me what's going on?
>
> is . in your $PATH?
>
> try using a full pathname: vi /etc/X11/XF86Config
>
> use the file command to make sure it's not a broken symlink.

I tried using the full pathname but was told that the file didn't
exist.  Similarly, when I tried using file, I got a message saying
Can't stat <mypath>/XF86Config (No such file or directory).  We had a
heck of a time configuring my mouse the last time I went through this,
so I'm especially eager to see what we did last time.

----------- output of XFree86 and startx --------------------
Script started on Fri Aug 30 12:36:24 2002
munin:/home/robin# XFree86 -xf86config /root/XF86Config.new

This is a pre-release version of XFree86, and is not supported in any
way.  Bugs may be reported to XFree86@XFree86.Org and patches submitted
to fixes@XFree86.Org.  Before reporting bugs in pre-release versions,
please check the latest version in the XFree86 CVS repository
(http://www.XFree86.Org/cvs)

XFree86 Version 4.1.0.1 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6510)
Release Date: 21 December 2001
	If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is
	newer than the above date, look for a newer version before
	reporting problems.  (See http://www.XFree86.Org/FAQ)
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.17 i686 [ELF]
Module Loader present
(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Fri Aug 30 12:36:45 2002
(++) Using config file: "/root/XF86Config.new"
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
         (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
         (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) ServerLayout "XFree86 Configured"
(**) |-->Screen "Screen0" (0)
(**) |   |-->Monitor "Monitor0"
(**) |   |-->Device "Card0"
(**) |-->Input Device "Mouse0"
(**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard0"
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(**) FontPath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
(**) RgbPath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
(**) ModulePath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
(--) using VT number 7

(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libbitmap.a
(II) Module bitmap: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libpcidata.a
(II) Module pcidata: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 0.1.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libscanpci.a
(II) Module scanpci: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 0.1.0
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libscanpci.a
(--) PCI:*(1:5:0) Matrox MGA G400 AGP rev 4, Mem @ 0xf4000000/25, 0xf3000000/14, 0xf2800000/23, BIOS @ 0xf3ff0000/16
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libdbe.a
(II) Module dbe: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libdri.a
(II) Module dri: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libdrm.a
(II) Module drm: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libextmod.a
(II) Module extmod: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.a
(II) Module glx: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a
(II) Module GLcore: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libpex5.a
(II) Module pex5: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/librecord.a
(II) Module record: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.13.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libxie.a
(II) Module xie: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/mga_drv.o
(II) Module mga: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.1
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/mouse_drv.o
(II) Module mouse: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) MGA: driver for Matrox chipsets: mga2064w, mga1064sg, mga2164w,
	mga2164w AGP, mgag100, mgag100 PCI, mgag200, mgag200 PCI, mgag400
(--) Chipset mgag400 found
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(II) Module vgahw: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 0.1.0
(==) MGA(0): Depth 8, (==) framebuffer bpp 8
(WW) Warning, couldn't open module mga_hal
(EE) MGA: Failed to load module "mga_hal" (module does not exist, 0)
(II) MGA(0): Matrox HAL module not found - using builtin mode setup instead
(--) MGA(0): Chipset: "mgag400"
(==) MGA(0): Using AGP 1x mode
(--) MGA(0): Linear framebuffer at 0xF4000000
(--) MGA(0): MMIO registers at 0xF3000000
(--) MGA(0): Pseudo-DMA transfer window at 0xF2800000
(--) MGA(0): BIOS at 0xF3FF0000
(--) MGA(0): Video BIOS info block at offset 0x07B20
(WW) MGA(0): Video BIOS info block not detected!
(==) MGA(0): Write-combining range (0xf4000000,0x2000000)
(--) MGA(0): VideoRAM: 16384 kByte
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libddc.a
(II) Module ddc: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libi2c.a
(II) Module i2c: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.2.0
(==) MGA(0): Write-combining range (0xf4000000,0x1000000)
(II) MGA(0): I2C bus "DDC" initialized.
(II) MGA(0): I2C device "DDC:ddc2" registered.
(II) MGA(0): I2C device "DDC:ddc2" removed.
(II) MGA(0): I2C Monitor info: (nil)
(II) MGA(0): end of I2C Monitor info

(--) MGA(0): No DDC signal
(II) MGA(0): DDC Monitor info: (nil)
(II) MGA(0): end of DDC Monitor info

(==) MGA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(==) MGA(0): Min pixel clock is 12 MHz
(==) MGA(0): Max pixel clock is 300 MHz
(II) MGA(0): Monitor0: Using hsync range of 30.00-97.00 kHz
(II) MGA(0): Monitor0: Using vrefresh range of 50.00-160.00 Hz
(II) MGA(0): Clock range:  12.00 to 300.00 MHz
(II) MGA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) MGA(0): Not using default mode "1792x1344" (hsync out of range)
(II) MGA(0): Not using default mode "1856x1392" (hsync out of range)
(II) MGA(0): Not using default mode "1920x1440" (hsync out of range)
(--) MGA(0): Virtual size is 1920x1440 (pitch 1920)
(**) MGA(0): Default mode "1920x1440": 234.0 MHz, 90.0 kHz, 60.0 Hz
(==) MGA(0): DPI set to (75, 75)
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libfb.a
(II) Module fb: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libxaa.a
(II) Module xaa: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libramdac.a
(II) Module ramdac: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 0.1.0
(==) MGA(0): Write-combining range (0xf4000000,0x1000000)
(--) MGA(0): 16 DWORD fifo
(==) MGA(0): Default visual is PseudoColor
(II) MGA(0): [drm] bpp: 8 depth: 8
(EE) MGA(0): [dri] Direct rendering only supported in 16 and 32 bpp modes
(II) MGA(0): Using 7297 lines for offscreen memory.
(II) MGA(0): Using XFree86 Acceleration Architecture (XAA)
	Screen to screen bit blits
	Solid filled rectangles
	Solid filled trapezoids
	8x8 mono pattern filled rectangles
	8x8 mono pattern filled trapezoids
	Indirect CPU to Screen color expansion
	Screen to Screen color expansion
	Solid Lines
	Dashed Lines
	Scanline Image Writes
	Offscreen Pixmaps
	Driver provided FillMono8x8PatternRects replacement
	Setting up tile and stipple cache:
		32 128x128 slots
		32 256x256 slots
		16 512x512 slots
(==) MGA(0): Backing store disabled
(==) MGA(0): Silken mouse enabled
(==) MGA(0): Direct rendering disabled
(**) Mouse0: Protocol: "auto"
(**) Mouse0: Core Pointer
(==) Mouse0: Buttons: 3
(II) Keyboard "Keyboard0" handled by legacy driver
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Mouse0" (type: MOUSE)
(EE) Mouse0: cannot determine the mouse protocol
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!
munin:/home/robin# startx

warning: process set to nice value 0 instead of -10 as requested

This is a pre-release version of XFree86, and is not supported in any
way.  Bugs may be reported to XFree86@XFree86.Org and patches submitted
to fixes@XFree86.Org.  Before reporting bugs in pre-release versions,
please check the latest version in the XFree86 CVS repository
(http://www.XFree86.Org/cvs)

XFree86 Version 4.1.0.1 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6510)
Release Date: 21 December 2001
	If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is
	newer than the above date, look for a newer version before
	reporting problems.  (See http://www.XFree86.Org/FAQ)
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.17 i686 [ELF]
Module Loader present
(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Fri Aug 30 12:37:04 2002
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4"
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
         (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
         (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) ServerLayout "Default Layout"
(**) |-->Screen "Default Screen" (0)
(**) |   |-->Monitor "Happy Monitor"
(**) |   |-->Device "Generic Video Card"
(**) |-->Input Device "Generic Keyboard"
(**) XKB: rules: "xfree86"
(**) XKB: model: "pc104"
(**) XKB: layout: "us"
(**) |-->Input Device "Configured Mouse"
(**) |-->Input Device "Generic Mouse"
(WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic".
	Entry deleted from font path.
	(Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic").
(**) FontPath set to "unix/:7100,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
(==) RgbPath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
(==) ModulePath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
(--) using VT number 7

(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libbitmap.a
(II) Module bitmap: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libpcidata.a
(II) Module pcidata: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 0.1.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libscanpci.a
(II) Module scanpci: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 0.1.0
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libscanpci.a
(--) PCI:*(1:5:0) Matrox MGA G400 AGP rev 4, Mem @ 0xf4000000/25, 0xf3000000/14, 0xf2800000/23, BIOS @ 0xf3ff0000/16
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a
(II) Module GLcore: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libdbe.a
(II) Module dbe: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libddc.a
(II) Module ddc: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libdri.a
(II) Module dri: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libdrm.a
(II) Module drm: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libextmod.a
(II) Module extmod: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libfreetype.a
(II) Module freetype: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.1.9
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.a
(II) Module glx: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libint10.a
(II) Module int10: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libpex5.a
(II) Module pex5: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/librecord.a
(II) Module record: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.13.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libspeedo.a
(II) Module speedo: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libtype1.a
(II) Module type1: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvbe.a
(II) Module vbe: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libxie.a
(II) Module xie: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/mga_drv.o
(II) Module mga: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.1
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/mouse_drv.o
(II) Module mouse: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) MGA: driver for Matrox chipsets: mga2064w, mga1064sg, mga2164w,
	mga2164w AGP, mgag100, mgag100 PCI, mgag200, mgag200 PCI, mgag400
(--) Assigning device section with no busID to primary device
(--) Chipset mgag400 found
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(II) Module vgahw: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 0.1.0
(**) MGA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
(==) MGA(0): RGB weight 888
(WW) Warning, couldn't open module mga_hal
(EE) MGA: Failed to load module "mga_hal" (module does not exist, 0)
(II) MGA(0): Matrox HAL module not found - using builtin mode setup instead
(--) MGA(0): Chipset: "mgag400"
(==) MGA(0): Using AGP 1x mode
(**) MGA(0): Using framebuffer device
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libfbdevhw.a
(II) Module fbdevhw: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
	compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 0.0.2
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libfbdevhw.a
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
the full server output, not just the last messages.
This can be found in the log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log".
Please report problems to submit@bugs.debian.org.

XIO:  fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
      after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
munin:/home/robin#
Script done on Fri Aug 30 12:37:11 2002

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