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Re: Problem getting X Server to tun on Ultra Sparc 10 with Debian 3.0.r1


I had the same problem, I gave up trying xf86config and started editing
the XF86Config file by hand and checking the log messages in

It was a while ago but from what I remember I commented out the
Load "dri" line in the Module section (along with a couple of other ones)
and made sure the Driver was "sunffb" in the Device section

I've attached the file that's working from me (running on an Ultra30 but
with the same graphics card)


On Tuesday 13 May 2003 12:42, kevin curran wrote:
> Folks
> I have been trying unsuccessfully for about three weeks (on and off) to get
> the graphical User interface to work on my Sun UltraSparc 10 box. I presume
> it has an Elite 3D PCI card inside as the sticker is on the front of the
> box. My monitor is a Sun 19inch with a CM751U label on the back.
> I have been running xf86config for weeks now trying all sorts of
> configurations. I don't really know what my horizontal and vertical refresh
> rates are for the monitor that I have. I also don't seem to see Elite 3D or
> CM751U listed in the video card and monitor lists that xf86config presents
> me with.
> I can enclose the full output if people like from the server log. The last
> lines however mention the following:
> (EE) SUNFFB: Failed to load module 'dri' ...
> (II) unloading /usr/x11r6/lib/modules....
> (II) unloading /usr/x11r6/lib/modules....
> ...
> ....
> Fatal server error
> No Screens found
> I guess that the last configuration that I choose must have been for the
> subffb card. I can't remember. I have tried so many.
> I have read elsewhere that I should try running the xserver-mach64. I don't
> actually know how to do that. It is a command line instruction?
> It says also after that line in the debian online sparc problems page that
> 'one should.. use this X server for ATI Rage framebuffers, such as found in
> many PCI-based UltraSPARC machines'. My question here is 'DOes the
> Ultrasparc 10 have an ATI rage framebuffer'?
> Everything else I can get working. I installed all the network settings
> manually but the X server has totally baffled. I have installed about 7
> different versions of linux on over 20 PC's in the last 18 months and I
> have always managed to somehow get the X server to work but my ultrasparc
> has beaten me.
> Any help appreciated.
# XF86Config-4 (XFree86 server configuration file) generated by dexconf, the
# Debian X Configuration tool, using values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the XF86Config-4 manual page.
# (Type "man XF86Config-4" at the shell prompt.)
# If you want your changes to this file preserved by dexconf, only make changes
# before the "### BEGIN DEBCONF SECTION" line above, and/or after the
# "### END DEBCONF SECTION" line below.
# To change things within the debconf section, run the command:
#   dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
# as root.  Also see "How do I add custom sections to a dexconf-generated
# XF86Config or XF86Config-4 file?" in /usr/share/doc/xfree86-common/FAQ.gz.

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier	"Manually configured by Patrick"
	Screen		"Default Screen"
	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
	InputDevice	"Configured Mouse"
	InputDevice	"Generic Mouse"

Section "Files"
	FontPath	"unix/:7100"			# local font server
	# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
	FontPath	"/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"

Section "Module"
	Load	"GLcore"
	Load	"bitmap"
	Load	"dbe"
	Load	"ddc"
#	Load	"dri"
	Load	"extmod"
	Load	"freetype"
#	Load	"glx"
	Load	"int10"
#	Load	"pex5"
#	Load	"record"
	Load	"speedo"
	Load	"type1"
	Load	"vbe"
#	Load	"xie"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
	Driver		"keyboard"
	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
	Option		"XkbRules"	"sun"
	Option		"XkbModel"	"type5"
	Option		"XkbLayout"	"us"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
	Driver		"mouse"
	Option		"CorePointer"
	Option		"Device"		"/dev/sunmouse"
	Option		"Protocol"		"BusMouse"
	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"
	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Generic Mouse"
	Driver		"mouse"
	Option		"SendCoreEvents"	"true"
	Option		"Device"		"/dev/input/mice"
	Option		"Protocol"		"ImPS/2"
	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"
	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5"

Section "Device"
	Identifier	"Generic Video Card"
	Driver		"sunffb"
#	Option		"UseFBDev"		"true"

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Generic Monitor"
	HorizSync	30-57
	VertRefresh	43-72
	Option		"DPMS"

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Device		"Generic Video Card"
	Monitor		"Generic Monitor"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		1
		Modes		"1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		4
		Modes		"1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		8
		Modes		"1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		15
		Modes		"1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		16
		Modes		"1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		24
		Modes		"1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Section "DRI"
	Mode	0666


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