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  1. #1
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    Apr 2004
    Looe, Cornwall UK

    strange module load errors

    i have just upgraded to a 500mhz pentium 3 and have installed redhat 9 on it.

    on the second boot i was faced with an x error message of something like

    could not load module "mouse"

    so i reinstalled and it worked again untill the second login attempt where it gave this message whilst trying to restart the x server

    could not load module "pcidata"
    could not load module "bitmap"

    this is the full log file

    XFree86 Version 4.3.0 (Red Hat Linux release: 4.3.0-2)
    Release Date: 27 February 2003
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
    Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.20-3bigmem i686 [ELF]
    Build Date: 27 February 2003
    Build Host:

    Before reporting problems, check http://www.XFree86.Org/
    to make sure that you have the latest version.
    Module Loader present
    OS Kernel: Linux version 2.4.20-8 ( (gcc version 3.2.2 20030222 (Red Hat Linux 3.2.2-5)) #1 Thu Mar 13 17:54:28 EST 2003
    Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
    (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Fri Apr 8 21:03:18 2005
    (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config"
    (==) ServerLayout "Default Layout"
    (**) |-->Screen "Screen0" (0)
    (**) | |-->Monitor "Monitor0"
    (**) | |-->Device "Videocard0"
    (**) |-->Input Device "Mouse0"
    (**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard0"
    (**) Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
    (**) XKB: rules: "xfree86"
    (**) Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    (**) XKB: model: "pc105"
    (**) Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    (**) XKB: layout: "us"
    (==) Keyboard: CustomKeycode disabled
    (**) |-->Input Device "DevInputMice"
    (**) FontPath set to "unix/:7100"
    (**) RgbPath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
    (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
    (++) using VT number 7

    (II) Open APM successful
    (II) Module ABI versions:
    XFree86 ANSI C Emulation: 0.2
    XFree86 Video Driver: 0.6
    XFree86 XInput driver : 0.4
    XFree86 Server Extension : 0.2
    XFree86 Font Renderer : 0.4
    (II) Loader running on linux
    (II) LoadModule: "bitmap"
    (WW) Warning, couldn't open module bitmap
    (II) UnloadModule: "bitmap"
    (EE) Failed to load module "bitmap" (module does not exist, 0)
    (II) LoadModule: "pcidata"
    (WW) Warning, couldn't open module pcidata
    (II) UnloadModule: "pcidata"
    (EE) Failed to load module "pcidata" (module does not exist, 0)

    Fatal server error:
    Unable to load required base modules, Exiting...

    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

    and this is my config file

    # XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"

    Section "Files"
    # RgbPath is 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.

    # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
    # By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
    # the X server to render fonts.

    RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
    FontPath "unix/:7100"

    Section "Module"
    Load "dbe"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "fbdevhw"
    Load "glx"
    Load "record"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "type1"
    Load "dri"

    Section "InputDevice"
    # Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
    # Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"

    # To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
    # Option "XkbDisable"

    # 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"
    # Or if you just want both to be control, use:
    # Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
    Identifier "Keyboard0"
    Driver "keyboard"
    Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse0"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"

    Section "InputDevice"
    # If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
    # this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
    # also use USB mice at the same time.
    Identifier "DevInputMice"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
    ModelName "Unprobed Monitor"
    HorizSync 31.5 - 37.9
    VertRefresh 50.0 - 70.0
    Option "dpms"

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Videocard0"
    Driver "i810"
    VendorName "Videocard vendor"
    BoardName "Intel 810"
    VideoRam 16384

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Videocard0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "800x600" "640x480"

    Section "DRI"
    Group 0
    Mode 0666

    any help with this problem would be great.




    i think the problem might be because of some bad blocks.
    it is having a bad block scan as i write this. i'll keep you posted.
    Cry out for freedom! Cry out for Linux!

  2. #2

    Problem with XFree86

    I've got the same problem as yours, and the same config file.
    (EE) Failed to load modules "bitmap" and "pcidata " (modules does not exist, 0)
    Please, could U help me. Do I have to install a new XFree86 version ?
    I don't think that it's a bad blocks problem.

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