Re: X 4.2.0 on Woody/mips: can't find modules
On Tue, 6 Aug 2002 19:15:40 -0400
Mike Martin <email@example.com> wrote:
> I have a Debian/Woody install on an SGI Indy with the Newport XL-24
> gfx card. I had a working XFree86 until I upgraded to 4.2.0. Now it
> can not find the necessary modules. Attached below is the error log.
> The packages were updated using dselect from
> The ModulePath directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules" given does not exist
> ... hmmmm....
> In a possibly related problem: xfs no longer starts either... "error
> while loading shared libraries: libXfont.so.1: cannot open shared
> object file: No such file or directory already running."
> I have checked Google without success. There are plenty of references
> to similar problems - but no solution that worked for me.
> Kernel: Linux indy 2.4.17-r4k-ip22
> Mike . martin @ cogeco . ca
> XFree86 Version 4.2.0 / X Window System
> (protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6600)
> Release Date: 11 March 2002
> If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is
> newer than the above date, look for a newer version before
> reporting problems. (See http://www.XFree86.Org/)
> Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.17 mips [ELF]
> Module Loader present
> Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
> (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
> (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
> (==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Mon Aug 5 02:53:40
> 2002(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4"
> (==) ServerLayout "Default Layout"
> (**) |-->Screen "Default Screen" (0)
> (**) | |-->Monitor "SGI 17inch GDM-17E11"
> (**) | |-->Device "SGI Indy XL-24"
> (**) |-->Input Device "Generic Keyboard"
> (**) Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
> (**) XKB: rules: "xfree86"
> (**) Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
> (**) XKB: model: "pc104"
> (**) Option "XkbLayout" "us"
> (**) XKB: layout: "us"
> (==) Keyboard: CustomKeycode disabled
> (**) |-->Input Device "Configured Mouse"
> (**) |-->Input Device "Generic Mouse"
> (WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in
> Entry deleted from font path.
> (Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic").
> (**) FontPath set to
> i"(==) RgbPath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
> (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
> (--) using VT number 7
> (WW) Open APM failed (/dev/apm_bios) (No such file or directory)
> (II) Module ABI versions:
> XFree86 ANSI C Emulation: 0.1
> XFree86 Video Driver: 0.5
> XFree86 XInput driver : 0.3
> XFree86 Server Extension : 0.1
> XFree86 Font Renderer : 0.3
> (II) Loader running on linux
> (II) LoadModule: "bitmap"
> (WW) Warning, couldn't open module bitmap
> (II) UnloadModule: "bitmap"
> (EE) Failed to load module "bitmap" (module does not exist, 0)
> (II) LoadModule: "pcidata"
> (WW) Warning, couldn't open module pcidata
> (II) UnloadModule: "pcidata"
> (EE) Failed to load module "pcidata" (module does not exist, 0)
> Fatal server error:
> Unable to load required base modules, Exiting...
> When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
> the full server output, not just the last messages.
> This can be found in the log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log".
> Please report problems to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can anyone tell me what files X is looking for when it can't find
"bitmap" and "pcidata" (why does it want pcidata at all?)? What packages
should be installing these? Where should they go?
"/usr/X11R6/lib/modules" doesn't exist. Please help. If there is more
info I could provide to help, please let me know!
Mike . Martin @ cogeco . ca