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Re: `Xorg -configure' failure

On 2011-10-06 17:44 +0200, Harry Putnam wrote:

> Setup:
> Single user machine running Debian (wheezy) 3.0.0-1-686-pae
> Graphics card: Nvidia FX 5700 LE
> At present X is setup without any xorg.conf.  Its pretty much the
> defaults after install of new install medai, other than I've taken
> gdm3 out of service, preferring to `startx', and this I do with no
> problems.
> However, I wanted to use an old setting from previous OS's on this
> same hardware that was set in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
> I thought I'd generate an xorg.conf and try to edit in my changes.

It might have been easier to just restore the whole file.  And
http://wiki.debian.org/XStrikeForce/HowToRandR12 might have some
additional useful information for you.

> I haven't been able to generate xorg.conf so far because 
> `Xorg -configure' fails without generating a file.
> I've included below, the output from running `Xorg -configure' as it was
> written to Xorg.0.log
> Here is just a grep for (EE) error lines, below is the full log.
> grep EE /var/log/Xorg.0.log
>         (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
> [177036.473] (EE) Failed to load module "vmwgfx" (module does not exist, 0)
> [177036.473] (EE) vmware: Please ignore the above warnings about not being able to to load module/driver vmwgfx
> [177036.474] (EE) vmware: Unexpected failure while loading the "vmwlegacy" driver. Giving up.
> [177036.474] (EE) Failed to load module "vmware" (a required submodule could not be loaded, 136110067)

Those errors should be harmless.

> [177036.522] (EE) [drm] No DRICreatePCIBusID symbol

I get the same error, but there actually is an xorg.conf.new in the
current directory.  "Xorg -configure" does not load the dri module,
which seems to be the cause for this error.


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