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#1 2008-07-18 06:59:38

neb.anch
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[SOLVED] startx -> open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory

Hej,
it was a long time since I've boot my Arch Linux. So I did all the updates. After rebooting my X was broken. He said that some Modules are missing: sis, vga and fbdev. So I've installed them with pacman. But now he sais the following when I try to start X with 'startx':

(EE) open dev/fb0: No such file or directory

So, anyone knows about what to do now?

And I'm also wondering if it was right, that Arch dont use a xorg.conf?

Thanks
neb.anch

Last edited by neb.anch (2008-07-18 10:57:31)

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#2 2008-07-18 09:33:33

FreakGuard
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Re: [SOLVED] startx -> open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory

installed != loaded
well, arch uses an xorg.conf... it's just not automatically generated (but you can use some tools for it)
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xorg

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#3 2008-07-18 09:58:25

neb.anch
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Re: [SOLVED] startx -> open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory

Ok, I let generate a xorg.conf with hwd -xa and now I dont get any real errors besides one symbol lookup error.

But I still see a black screen without any mouse or something like that when I start x. The same while starting /etc/rc.d/kdm.

Damn, it works fine befor the update smile

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#4 2008-07-18 10:56:34

neb.anch
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Re: [SOLVED] startx -> open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory

Ok, I've downgrade the xf86-video-vesa package to the 1.3.0-5 version. And now everythings looks fine.

see also: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=393108

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#5 2008-07-18 10:58:51

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Re: [SOLVED] startx -> open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory

Why are you using vesa ? What video card do you have ?


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#6 2008-07-18 11:02:35

neb.anch
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Re: [SOLVED] startx -> open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory

lspci sais this: SiS 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter

The issue is on my Laptop.

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#7 2008-09-16 19:22:52

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Re: [SOLVED] startx -> open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory

neb.anch:  xorg-server-1.4.2-2 with a similar card is working fine over here, try https://belug.de/~lutz/pub/v5535/sis_vg … .04.tar.gz and extract the sis_drv.so into your /usr/lib/xrog/modules/drivers

Although a poster who gave that link to a newer/unoffcial driver for the said SIS card is still strugling, but the driver worked fine for both my Debian and Archlinx.


Balwinder S Dheeman
http://werc.homelinux.net/

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#8 2008-09-16 23:48:35

Onwards
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Re: [SOLVED] startx -> open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory

Have you installed xorg's sis driver with you ? If not try the following:

pacman -S xf86-video-sis

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