Re: SOLVED: Re: problem starting X on linux-m68k
On Thu, Jul 15, 1999 at 07:26:24AM -0400, Mike Lockwood wrote:
> Following is the output of the X server when I run startx using the
> stock XF86Config from /usr/doc/xserver-common/examples/. This is on a
> Debian 2.1 system with the 2.2.6 kernel (cvs snapshot from 071399) and
> the 18.104.22.168 fb xserver from xfree86.org. My monitor is set to 8 bpp at
They have precompiled binaries for m68k? Or did you compile it yourself?
Why dont you try the xfree debs from potato? They are 22.214.171.124, you are
using "only" 3.3.3 according to the messages below ;-)
> 832x624 resolution:
> XFree86 Version 3.3.3 / X Window System
> (protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6300)
> Release Date: November 13 1998
> If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is
> than the above date, look for a newer version before reporting
> problems. (see http://www.XFree86.Org/FAQ)
> Operating System: Linux 2.1.127 m68k [ELF]
> Configured drivers:
> FBDev: Server for frame buffer device
> (Patchlevel 10): mfb, iplan2p2, iplan2p4, iplan2p8, ilbm, afb, cfb8,
> cfb16, cfb32
> (using VT number 7)
> XF86Config: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XF86Config
> (**) stands for supplied, (--) stands for probed/default values
> (**) XKB: disabled
> (**) Mouse: type: BusMouse, device: /dev/mouse, buttons: 3
> (**) FBDev: Graphics device ID: "Linux/m68k Frame Buffer Device"
> (**) FBDev: Monitor ID: "Generic Monitor"
> (**) FontPath set to
> (**) FBDev: Using default frame buffer video mode
> Fatal server error:
> fbdevScreenInit: unable to set screen params (Invalid argument)
> When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
> the full server output, not just the last messages
> X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).
> Now the original problem I reported was that the slink version of the
> XF68_FBDev X server would crash instead of reporting this error.
> I was able to edit XF86Config to get the x server to work (now both
> startx and xdm are working for me). The only change that was necessary
> was changing the Depth of the default display from 1 to 8:
> --- XF86Config.orig Thu Jul 15 04:41:12 1999
> +++ XF86Config Thu Jul 15 06:59:26 1999
> @@ -483,7 +483,7 @@
> Monitor "Generic Monitor"
> DefaultColorDepth 4
> SubSection "Display"
> - Depth 1
> + Depth 8
> Modes "default"
> Virtual 1152 900
When you are at it, you should change the DefaultColorDepth to the right
value also, 8 in your case. I think you must have a correct Display entry,
ie with the depth you are using. The DefaultColorDepth wouldnt hurt either.
I have been able to build the latest xfree86-1 packages for the experimental
glibc2.1 environment. Only some small glitches are left. For this version I
think we should try to include XF86Config in the proper place, or fix the
postinst to create the config file (again!?). Ill take any proposals for the
XF86config file and on how we get it into the package.
I hope to get xfree built for glibc2.0 also sooner or later, preferable with
XF86Config in the right place.