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Re: graphic card problems

On Sun, May 09, 2004 at 12:10:51PM -0400, Silvan wrote:
> On Sunday 09 May 2004 07:48 am, James Hosken wrote:
> > | To follow up from this, I've managed to get gnoppix working better than
> > | Knoppix. I have managed to copy the whole of Gnoppix's /etc/X11.
> > | What parts of /etc/X11 should I be looking at and moving the info across
> > | onto the Sarge install?
> > Please can any one help here, i'm really getting no where with this.
> > I've just noticed in /var/log/XFree.log
> >
> > (EE) GARTInit: Unable o open /dev.agpgart 9No such device)
> > (EE) I810(0): AGP GART support is not avaliable. Make sure your kernel
> > has agpgart support ot that the agpgart kernek module is loaded.
> > <snip>
> > (EE) Screens(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
> >
> > Fatal server error:
> > no screens found
> You said you got it working with Gnoppix.  Did you copy 
> Gnoppix's /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 into your working install?
> If not, start there. 
> If you did that already, then I hope someone else can help you.  I do have the  
> agpgart module on my box, but I can't figure out where it came from.  I've 
> never manually configured anything to load it, so it's there as if by magic 
> as far as I can see.  I did a little poking around, and still have no
> clue.  

agpgart is a kernel module and it should be available on debian
kernels. If you use a custom kernel you will need to make sure you
compile it (at least as a module), it should be under character devices.

It is loaded automatically by modprobe when loading the card driver
which is probably loaded automatically by the X server.

> Whatever the difference is between my config and yours might indeed be 
> telling, but this aspect of my config was done by a package install script 
> somewhere, not by me.
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