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    Problem with starting X with RedHat Linux 8.0 (2.4.18-14)


    My machine that I've put Linux on at work is an IBM 300XL type 6588-510.
    It has onboard video, and has no other video card.

    The video is:

    Integrated S3 Trio64V2 controller with 2 MB of 50 ns EDO DRAM

    according to the technical manual on the IBM support website - ftp://ftp.pc.ibm.com/pub/pccbbs/comm...p/d4aw1bas.pdf

    After it finishes booting, I get a screen of some color ASCII crap which is the graphical logon screen that its trying, and failing to display. If I hit enter a few times, I get to the text logon, which lets me get on that way.

    If I run startx, it fails with this info: (from /var/log/XFree86.0.log)

    ************************************************** **********

    XFree86 Version 4.2.0 (Red Hat Linux release: 4.2.0-72) / X Window System
    (protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6600)
    Release Date: 23 January 2002
    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/)
    Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.18-11smp i686 [ELF]
    Build Host: daffy.perf.redhat.com

    Module Loader present
    OS Kernel: Linux version 2.4.18-14 (bhcompile@stripples.devel.redhat.com) (gcc version 3.2 20020903 (Red Hat Linux 8.0 3.2-7)) #1 Wed Sep 4 13:35:50 EDT 2002
    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 Mar 1 08:00:31 2002
    (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config"
    (==) ServerLayout "Anaconda Configured"
    (**) |-->Screen "Screen0" (0)
    (**) | |-->Monitor "Monitor0"
    (**) | |-->Device "S3 Trio64V2 (generic)"
    (**) |-->Input Device "Mouse0"
    (**) |-->Input Device "Mouse1"
    (**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard0"
    (**) Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
    (**) XKB: rules: "xfree86"
    (**) Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    (**) XKB: model: "pc105"
    (**) Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    (**) XKB: layout: "us"
    (==) Keyboard: CustomKeycode disabled
    (**) 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: 0.1
    XFree86 Video Driver: 0.5
    XFree86 XInput driver : 0.3
    XFree86 Server Extension : 0.1
    XFree86 Font Renderer : 0.3
    (II) Loader running on linux
    (II) LoadModule: "bitmap"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libbitmap.a
    (II) Module bitmap: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 1.0.0
    Module class: XFree86 Font Renderer
    ABI class: XFree86 Font Renderer, version 0.3
    (II) Loading font Bitmap
    (II) LoadModule: "pcidata"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libpcidata.a
    (II) Module pcidata: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 0.1.0
    ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.5
    (II) PCI: Probing config type using method 1
    (II) PCI: Config type is 1
    (II) PCI: stages = 0x03, oldVal1 = 0x00000000, mode1Res1 = 0x80000000
    (II) PCI: PCI scan (all values are in hex)
    (II) PCI: 00:00:0: chip 8086,1237 card 0000,0000 rev 02 class 06,00,00 hdr 00
    (II) PCI: 00:06:0: chip 8086,1229 card 8086,0005 rev 02 class 02,00,00 hdr 00
    (II) PCI: 00:07:0: chip 8086,7000 card 0000,0000 rev 01 class 06,01,00 hdr 80
    (II) PCI: 00:07:1: chip 8086,7010 card 0000,0000 rev 00 class 01,01,80 hdr 00
    (II) PCI: 00:07:2: chip 8086,7020 card 0000,0000 rev 01 class 0c,03,00 hdr 00
    (II) PCI: 00:08:0: chip 5333,8901 card 5333,8901 rev 14 class 03,00,00 hdr 00
    (II) PCI: End of PCI scan
    (II) LoadModule: "scanpci"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libscanpci.a
    (II) Module scanpci: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 0.1.0
    ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.5
    (II) UnloadModule: "scanpci"
    (II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libscanpci.a
    (II) Host-to-PCI bridge:
    (II) PCI-to-ISA bridge:
    (II) Bus 0: bridge is at (0:0:0), (-1,0,0), BCTRL: 0x08 (VGA_EN is set)
    (II) Bus 0 I/O range:
    [0] -1 0x00000000 - 0x0000ffff (0x10000) IX[b]
    (II) Bus 0 non-prefetchable memory range:
    [0] -1 0x00000000 - 0xffffffff (0x0) MX[B]
    (II) Bus 0 prefetchable memory range:
    [0] -1 0x00000000 - 0xffffffff (0x0) MX[B]
    (II) Bus -1: bridge is at (0:7:0), (0,-1,0), BCTRL: 0x08 (VGA_EN is set)
    (II) Bus -1 I/O range:
    (II) Bus -1 non-prefetchable memory range:
    (II) Bus -1 prefetchable memory range:
    (--) PCI:*(0:8:0) S3 Trio64V2/DX or /GX rev 20, Mem @ 0xf8000000/26
    (II) Addressable bus resource ranges are
    [0] -1 0x00000000 - 0xffffffff (0x0) MX[B]
    [1] -1 0x00000000 - 0x0000ffff (0x10000) IX[B]
    (II) OS-reported resource ranges:
    [0] -1 0xffe00000 - 0xffffffff (0x200000) MX[B](B)
    [1] -1 0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
    [2] -1 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
    [3] -1 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
    [4] -1 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
    [5] -1 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
    [6] -1 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
    (II) Active PCI resource ranges:
    [0] -1 0xff800000 - 0xff8fffff (0x100000) MX[B]
    [1] -1 0xffbee000 - 0xffbeefff (0x1000) MX[B]
    [2] -1 0xf8000000 - 0xfbffffff (0x4000000) MX[B](B)
    [3] -1 0x0000ff80 - 0x0000ff9f (0x20) IX[B]
    [4] -1 0x0000ffa0 - 0x0000ffaf (0x10) IX[B]
    [5] -1 0x0000ff40 - 0x0000ff5f (0x20) IX[B]
    (II) Active PCI resource ranges after removing overlaps:
    [0] -1 0xff800000 - 0xff8fffff (0x100000) MX[B]
    [1] -1 0xffbee000 - 0xffbeefff (0x1000) MX[B]
    [2] -1 0xf8000000 - 0xfbffffff (0x4000000) MX[B](B)
    [3] -1 0x0000ff80 - 0x0000ff9f (0x20) IX[B]
    [4] -1 0x0000ffa0 - 0x0000ffaf (0x10) IX[B]
    [5] -1 0x0000ff40 - 0x0000ff5f (0x20) IX[B]
    (II) OS-reported resource ranges after removing overlaps with PCI:
    [0] -1 0xffe00000 - 0xffffffff (0x200000) MX[B](B)
    [1] -1 0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
    [2] -1 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
    [3] -1 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
    [4] -1 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
    [5] -1 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
    [6] -1 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
    (II) All system resource ranges:
    [0] -1 0xffe00000 - 0xffffffff (0x200000) MX[B](B)
    [1] -1 0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
    [2] -1 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
    [3] -1 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
    [4] -1 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
    [5] -1 0xff800000 - 0xff8fffff (0x100000) MX[B]
    [6] -1 0xffbee000 - 0xffbeefff (0x1000) MX[B]
    [7] -1 0xf8000000 - 0xfbffffff (0x4000000) MX[B](B)
    [8] -1 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
    [9] -1 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
    [10] -1 0x0000ff80 - 0x0000ff9f (0x20) IX[B]
    [11] -1 0x0000ffa0 - 0x0000ffaf (0x10) IX[B]
    [12] -1 0x0000ff40 - 0x0000ff5f (0x20) IX
    (II) LoadModule: "dbe"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libdbe.a
    (II) Module dbe: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 1.0.0
    Module class: XFree86 Server Extension
    ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
    (II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
    (II) LoadModule: "extmod"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libextmod.a
    (II) Module extmod: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 1.0.0
    Module class: XFree86 Server Extension
    ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
    (II) Loading extension SHAPE
    (II) Loading extension MIT-SUNDRY-NONSTANDARD
    (II) Loading extension BIG-REQUESTS
    (II) Loading extension SYNC
    (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
    (II) Loading extension XC-MISC
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-Misc
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
    (II) Loading extension DPMS
    (II) Loading extension FontCache
    (II) Loading extension TOG-CUP
    (II) Loading extension Extended-Visual-Information
    (II) Loading extension XVideo
    (II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
    (II) Loading extension X-Resource
    (II) LoadModule: "fbdevhw"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libfbdevhw.a
    (II) Module fbdevhw: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 0.0.2
    ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.5
    (II) LoadModule: "dri"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libdri.a
    (II) Module dri: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 1.0.0
    ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
    (II) Loading sub module "drm"
    (II) LoadModule: "drm"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libdrm.a
    (II) Module drm: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 1.0.0
    ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
    (II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
    (II) LoadModule: "glx"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.a
    (II) Module glx: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 1.0.0
    ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
    (II) Loading sub module "GLcore"
    (II) LoadModule: "GLcore"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a
    (II) Module GLcore: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 1.0.0
    ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
    (II) Loading extension GLX
    (II) LoadModule: "record"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/librecord.a
    (II) Module record: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 1.13.0
    Module class: XFree86 Server Extension
    ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
    (II) Loading extension RECORD
    (II) LoadModule: "freetype"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libfreetype.a
    (II) Module freetype: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 1.1.10
    Module class: XFree86 Font Renderer
    ABI class: XFree86 Font Renderer, version 0.3
    (II) Loading font FreeType
    (II) LoadModule: "type1"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libtype1.a
    (II) Module type1: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 1.0.1
    Module class: XFree86 Font Renderer
    ABI class: XFree86 Font Renderer, version 0.3
    (II) Loading font Type1
    (II) Loading font CID
    (II) LoadModule: "s3"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/s3_drv.o
    (II) Module s3: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 0.3.5
    Module class: XFree86 Video Driver
    ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.5
    (II) LoadModule: "mouse"
    (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/mouse_drv.o
    (II) Module mouse: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
    compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 1.0.0
    Module class: XFree86 XInput Driver
    ABI class: XFree86 XInput driver, version 0.3
    (II) S3: driver (version 0.3.5 for S3 chipset: 964-0, 964-1, 968,
    Trio32/64, Aurora64V+
    (II) Primary Device is: PCI 00:08:0
    (--) Assigning device section with no busID to primary device
    (EE) No devices detected.

    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 xfree86@xfree86.org.

    ************************************************** **********


    The first time I installed it, it seemed to have trouble probing my IBM E74 monitor. So I reinstalled it again, this time using a HP Ultra VGA 1280 which it picked up fine. I still have the same problem getting into Gnome thou so I'm guessing its an issue with the vid chipset. It seemed to probe the video correctly as well (as the S3 Trio64V2 of course). Did I test the selected video options during the installation? Yes, and it sortof worked, but with green lines and slight corruption at the top of the screen when the resolutions were tested. It then cleared and I thought it was a quirk or something because simular lines came up on a black screen before the graphical install pages started. The graphical install screens looked fine, as well as Grub on startup.

    If I cant use the selected vid chipset, what do I use?? And more importantly, how do I change it once installed!? All the documentation I can find say I should use Xconfigurator to configure the file XF86Config. When I run Xconfigurator thou, nothing happens. (ie command not found). I have tried searching for this Xconfig program, but cant find anywhere in the file system. Then I found some Red Hat install instructions on their official site -

    http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...ardconfig.html

    and it says to run redhat-config-xfree86. When I run that thou, the screen blanks a couple of times, seems to do nothing and dumps me back at the shell prompt.

    Hope I provided enough information The machine works fine with NT4 workstation, btw. Help us out if you can, thanks.

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    you should have posted your /etc/X11/XF86Config as well. edit that file and change the driver from s3 to s3virge or svga and then try startx.

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