[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: sarge X

Also sprach Emmanuele Salvati <emmanuele.salvati@gmail.com> (Thu, 19 May
2005 10:49:34 -0400):
> hello everyone,
> i'm trying to install sarge on a Toshiba Satellite A65 S1067, i can't
> get X running.
> when i startx, it gives me this error:
> (EE) VGA(0): Depth 16 not supported by this driver
> Fatal server error:
> AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0
> i guess it has something to do with xf86config, but i don't know what
> (i'm not very expert) can somebody help me, please?

you may have choosen the wrong driver for your model. it's in your

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "NEOMAGIC"
        Driver          "neomagic"

the value you use as Driver "xxx" depends on the graphic chip in your
laptop. in my case  it's from neomagic. "# lspci", the manual or a look
at [1][2] might help to identify it.

the depth settings are there too. if you chip doesn't support (unlikely)
16bpp try 15 or 24 as Default in XF86Config-4.

you can change it by running "# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86" or
manual edit if you already have changed this file by hand.

man XF86Config-4 should give you a list of supported chipsets (at the
bottom). for even more information on specific chips see

[1] http://www.linux-laptop.net
[2] http://tuxmobile.org  
> -- 
>             emmanuele
sl ritch.

Reply to: