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Re: Xorg 7 on sparc64

On Tuesday 20 June 2006 10:42, Martin Marques wrote:
> On Sat, 17 Jun 2006, Jurij Smakov wrote:
> > Just to reconfirm: I've just reinstalled my Ultra5, updated it to the
> > latest sid and installed xorg. The xorg.conf file it generates during
> > installation is indeed broken, as it uses fbdev driver. The machine hangs
> > solid when an attempt is made to do startx with this xorg.conf (bad!).
> > Changing the driver to ati makes everything work nicely though. Versions
> > of installed packages:
> >
> > xorg			7.0.22
> > xserver-xorg-core	1.0.2-8
> > xserver-xorg-video-ati
> >
> > The actual xorg.conf used and the log of the server starting up are
> > available at
> >
> > http://www.wooyd.org/debian/xorg/xorg.conf-ultra5-ati
> > http://www.wooyd.org/debian/xorg/xorg.log-ultra5-ati
> OK, I'm having some trouble with Xorg. I followed the procedure, installed
> the exact versions mentioned above, and X doesn't start.


My fresh Ultra 5 config and log, for working video, keyboard, and mouse are at


What are the diffs between your and my xorg.conf?

> Now, first of all I found that there is no x_accel module, so I added the
> line Option "no_accel" "true". That remove this error:
> (WW) ****INVALID IO ALLOCATION**** b: 0x2c00400 e: 0x2c004ff correcting^G
> (EE) /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libxaa.so is an unrecognized module type
> (EE) ATI: Failed to load module "xaa" (unknown module type, 6)

I get the WW warning.

libxaa.so loads for me.

> But after that I got this error:
> (EE) /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libshadowfb.so is an unrecognized module type
> (EE) ATI: Failed to load module "shadowfb" (unknown module type, 6)

I get "cannot shadow an accelerated frame buffer".

Both of the failing modules are part of the xserver-xorg-core package.  
Perhaps that package did not unpack properly or there is some disk 
corruption.  (I've had some corruption on an IDE drive in an Ultra 10.)

Did you try reinstalling that package via

   apt-get --reinstall install xserver-xorg-core

> The problem is that I can't set the frambuffer to off. My Console works
> with frame buffer, and I have been unlucky setting FB off in silo.conf:
> image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-rc3-sparc64
>          label=linux2.6.17
>          root=/dev/hda1
>          initrd=/boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-rc3-sparc64
>          append="video=sbusfb:off"
>          read-only

Why does the framebuffer need to be turned off?

atyfb is the kernel driver for the framebuffer in an Ultra 5.

> The full output from X is:

Your /var/log/Xorg.0.log would be much more informative.  Email it to me if 
you don't want to post it due to length.

-- SP

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