Re: Prob getting X going with Matrox card and Woody and XFree 4
On 2002.12.21 06:45 Michael Lake wrote:
I have installed Debian 3.0 onto an LX164 onto a new hard disk and
can't get X going. It runs
fine with Debian 2.2 and XFree 3.3 on the old disk.
"dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86" I entered:
mouse port; /dev/psaux mouse; PS/2
Monitor: HS 30-85 VS 50-120
res; 1280x1024, 1024x786
it wrote an /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file but startx shows the
"couldn't open module mga_hal
screens found but none have a usable configuration.
Fatal server error: no screens found."
I think dpkg-reconfigure is your safest bet. But for some reason it's
trying to load the mga_hal module, which is part of the Matrox-supplied
binary (x86-only) driver. Go into the generated file and comment out
the 'Load "mga_hal"' line in the "Modules" section. I'd also recommend
reading the XF86Config-4 man page -- several things have changed in
this file from XFree86 3.x to 4.x, notably that you generally don't
need modelines anymore.
Once you get XFree86 4.x running, it really is vastly improved in
stability on the Alpha. Worth the effort.