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#1 2007-09-26 21:06:52

glenn69
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why does my working copy (from another distro) of xorg.conf not work o

Hello,

I am trying to setup Arch on a Lenovo Z61m laptop.

The install is finished except for x system.  I cannot get the thing to run.  I get errors of no screen available or i810 no matching device (for my intel 945 graphics)

I know I have not provided specifics, but my question is , I think, general.  I ran a live CD (xubuntu) copied its working xorg.conf.  Then I simply inserted that "working" copy of xorg.conf into my Arch system, and still the same.  Why would an xorg.conf work in that distro, but not in Arch?

Thanks


P.S. If you need screen output to answer this I'd appreciate a little assistance in how I would provide that since all I can use in the Arch system is "links" to access this forum.  I'm just not sure how to copy and paste the screen without using an X system....sorry.

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#2 2007-09-26 21:09:57

btartsa
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Re: why does my working copy (from another distro) of xorg.conf not work o

Try pacman -S  xf86-video-i810.

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#3 2007-09-26 21:12:07

skottish
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Re: why does my working copy (from another distro) of xorg.conf not work o

Post the output from these. First for errors:

cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE

And then for warnings:

cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep WW

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#4 2007-09-26 21:24:02

glenn69
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Re: why does my working copy (from another distro) of xorg.conf not work o

Thanks, but I have already tried pacman -S xf86-video-i810

Output from cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE is :

(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
(--) I810(0): IO registers at addr 0xEE100000

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#5 2007-09-26 21:39:27

glenn69
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Re: why does my working copy (from another distro) of xorg.conf not work o

OK I managed to get a copy of all the appropriate stuff....I think

Here goes :
Here is xorg.conf (as copied from working xubuntu system)

# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
    FontPath    "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
    FontPath    "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
    FontPath    "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath    "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath    "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath    "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
    FontPath    "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
    FontPath    "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
    # path to defoma fonts
    FontPath    "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load    "i2c"
    Load    "bitmap"
    Load    "ddc"
    Load    "dri"
    Load    "extmod"
    Load    "freetype"
    Load    "glx"
    Load    "int10"
    Load    "type1"
    Load    "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier    "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver        "kbd"
    Option        "CoreKeyboard"
    Option        "XkbRules"    "xorg"
    Option        "XkbModel"    "pc105"
    Option        "XkbLayout"    "us"
    Option        "XkbOptions"    "lv3:ralt_switch"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier    "Configured Mouse"
    Driver        "mouse"
    Option        "CorePointer"
    Option        "Device"        "/dev/input/mice"
    Option        "Protocol"        "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option        "ZAxisMapping"        "4 5"
    Option        "Emulate3Buttons"    "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier    "Synaptics Touchpad"
    Driver        "synaptics"
    Option        "SendCoreEvents"    "true"
    Option        "Device"        "/dev/psaux"
    Option        "Protocol"        "auto-dev"
    Option        "HorizScrollDelta"    "0"
EndSection

#Section "InputDevice"
#  Driver        "wacom"
#  Identifier    "stylus"
#  Option        "Device"        "/dev/wacom"          # Change to 
#                                                      # /dev/input/event
#                                                      # for USB
#  Option        "Type"          "stylus"
#  Option        "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"               # Tablet PC ONLY
#EndSection

#Section "InputDevice"
#  Driver        "wacom"
#  Identifier    "eraser"
#  Option        "Device"        "/dev/wacom"          # Change to 
#                                                      # /dev/input/event
#                                                      # for USB
#  Option        "Type"          "eraser"
#  Option        "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"               # Tablet PC ONLY
#EndSection

#Section "InputDevice"
#  Driver        "wacom"
#  Identifier    "cursor"
#  Option        "Device"        "/dev/wacom"          # Change to 
#                                                      # /dev/input/event
#                                                      # for USB
#  Option        "Type"          "cursor"
#  Option        "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"               # Tablet PC ONLY
#EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier    "Intel Corporation Mobile Integrated Graphics Controller"
    Driver        "i810"
    BusID        "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier    "Generic Monitor"
    Option        "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier    "Default Screen"
    Device        "Intel Corporation Mobile Integrated Graphics Controller"
    Monitor        "Generic Monitor"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        1
        Modes        "1280x800"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        4
        Modes        "1280x800"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        8
        Modes        "1280x800"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        15
        Modes        "1280x800"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        16
        Modes        "1280x800"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        24
        Modes        "1280x800"
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier    "Default Layout"
    Screen        "Default Screen"
    InputDevice    "Generic Keyboard"
    InputDevice    "Configured Mouse"
#    InputDevice     "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
#    InputDevice     "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
#    InputDevice     "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
#    InputDevice    "Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
    Mode    0666
EndSection

Here is cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE

Current Operating System: Linux myhost 2.6.22-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Sep 20 19:43:47 CEST 2007 i686
    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
(--) I810(0): IO registers at addr 0xEE100000

Here is cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep WW

    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(WW) The directory "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc" does not exist.
(WW) The directory "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic" does not exist.
(WW) The directory "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/" does not exist.
(WW) The directory "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/" does not exist.
(WW) The directory "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1" does not exist.
(WW) The directory "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi" does not exist.
(WW) The directory "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi" does not exist.
(WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc" does not exist.
(WW) The directory "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType" does not exist.
(WW) FontPath is completely invalid.  Using compiled-in default.
(WW) Open ACPI failed (/var/run/acpid.socket) (No such file or directory)
(WW) I810: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0:2:1) found
(WW) I810(0): Bad V_BIOS checksum
(WW) I810(0): Bad V_BIOS checksum
(WW) I810(0): Bad V_BIOS checksum
(WW) I810(0): Extended BIOS function 0x5f05 failed.
(WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x23
(WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x24
(WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x25
(WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x26
(WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x27
(WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x28
(WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x29
(WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x2a
(WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x2b
(WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x2c
(WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x2d
(WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x2e
(WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x2f
(WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x30
(WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x31
(WW) AIGLX: 3D driver claims to not support visual 0x32
(WW) I810(0): Successfully set original devices
(WW) I810(0): Setting the original video mode instead of restoring
(WW) I810(0): Extended BIOS function 0x5f05 failed.
(WW) I810(0): Successfully set original devices (2)

Hope this helps

Thanks again

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#6 2007-09-27 00:50:24

byte
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Posts: 2,046

Re: why does my working copy (from another distro) of xorg.conf not work o

"(WW) FontPath is completely invalid.  Using compiled-in default."

Seems pretty obvious, don't you think? It's /usr/share/fonts.

A list of all your Xorg-related packages might be helpful:  pacman -Q | grep ^x

And for your paste problem, there's nopaste in [community].


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#7 2007-09-27 10:08:01

Lone_Wolf
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Registered: 2005-10-04
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Re: why does my working copy (from another distro) of xorg.conf not work o

(WW) I810: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0:2:1) found

It may be that the BusID is incorrect, comment the BusID line in the device section like this :

Section "Device"
    Identifier    "Intel Corporation Mobile Integrated Graphics Controller"
    Driver        "i810"
#    BusID        "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection


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#8 2007-09-27 13:45:04

test1000
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Re: why does my working copy (from another distro) of xorg.conf not work o

I don't think it's got anything to do with this but an incorrect assumption on the posters part that a working.xorg conf will give him a graphical user interface like in xubuntu.

In archlinux you have to setup your system from scratch(well, not completely, it's not LFS). If this is a correct assumption or not you might find your answer in the beginners guide in the wiki(listed on the wiki-frontpage).


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#9 2007-09-27 14:33:30

tlaloc
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Re: why does my working copy (from another distro) of xorg.conf not work o

Shouldn't "hwd -x" do the trick? (Some people don't like it, but it always worked for me)

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#10 2007-09-28 09:36:16

F
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Re: why does my working copy (from another distro) of xorg.conf not work o

tlaloc wrote:

Shouldn't "hwd -x" do the trick? (Some people don't like it, but it always worked for me)

That or, one of my favorite sloppy commands, X -configure;

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