Re: Prob getting X going with Matrox card and Woody and XFree 4
Michael, have you tried turning off fbdev? I had what might have been
a related problem which was solved by doing so. In that case, the
message about mga_hal was a red herring. (See thread 'X can't find
usable screens' on this list around the end of last September).
On Sat, 21 Dec 2002, Doug Larrick wrote:
> On 2002.12.21 06:45 Michael Lake wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 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:
> > driver; mga
> > memory; 8192
> > framebuffer; yes
> > mouse port; /dev/psaux mouse; PS/2
> > Monitor: HS 30-85 VS 50-120
> > res; 1280x1024, 1024x786
> > depth; 24
> > it wrote an /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file but startx shows the
> > error..
> > "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.