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X will NOT run in framebuffer mode
Hi - When trying to run X I'm getting the message "Fatal server error:
Cannot run in framebuffer mode. Please specifiy bus IDs for all framebuffer
devices". I'm running an IBM pentium 2 laptop, with the genkernel from
2005.1 stage 3 install. Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks,
Richard
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Re: X will NOT run in framebuffer mode [ In reply to ]
Richard Watson schreef:
> Hi - When trying to run X I'm getting the message "Fatal server
> error: Cannot run in framebuffer mode. Please specifiy bus IDs for
> all framebuffer devices". I'm running an IBM pentium 2 laptop, with
> the genkernel from 2005.1 stage 3 install. Any help would be really
> appreciated. Thanks, Richard

Knowing what video chip is involved, what kernel module you're trying to
use with it, and what settings you have in Xorg (the contents of
/etc/X11/xorg.conf and /var/log/Xorg.0.log would be good here), would be
useful info to have in order to attempt to help; we are not psychic
(this week, as far as I know).

Also, are you trying to run in framebuffer mode (and it's not working,
obviously), or are you not supposed to be running in framebuffer mode
(so you're making an incorrect request when starting the X server, which
needs to be corrected)?

Holly
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RE: X will NOT run in framebuffer mode [ In reply to ]
For me, X + fb worked with a little help of

mkxf86config.sh

;-)

emerge mkxf86config and run it and have a look, maybe it helps

Cheerz

NIC

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Holly Bostick [mailto:motub@planet.nl]
> Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2005 3:04 PM
> To: gentoo-user@lists.gentoo.org
> Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] X will NOT run in framebuffer mode
>
> Richard Watson schreef:
> > Hi - When trying to run X I'm getting the message "Fatal server
> > error: Cannot run in framebuffer mode. Please specifiy bus IDs for
> > all framebuffer devices". I'm running an IBM pentium 2 laptop, with
> > the genkernel from 2005.1 stage 3 install. Any help would be really
> > appreciated. Thanks, Richard
>
> Knowing what video chip is involved, what kernel module
> you're trying to
> use with it, and what settings you have in Xorg (the contents of
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf and /var/log/Xorg.0.log would be good
> here), would be
> useful info to have in order to attempt to help; we are not psychic
> (this week, as far as I know).
>
> Also, are you trying to run in framebuffer mode (and it's not working,
> obviously), or are you not supposed to be running in framebuffer mode
> (so you're making an incorrect request when starting the X
> server, which
> needs to be corrected)?
>
> Holly
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RE: X will NOT run in framebuffer mode [ In reply to ]
>Knowing what video chip is involved, what kernel module you're trying to
>use with it, and what settings you have in Xorg (the contents of
>/etc/X11/xorg.conf and /var/log/Xorg.0.log would be good here), would be
>useful info to have in order to attempt to help; we are not psychic
>(this week, as far as I know).

>Also, are you trying to run in framebuffer mode (and it's not working,
>obviously), or are you not supposed to be running in framebuffer mode
>(so you're making an incorrect request when starting the X server, which
>needs to be corrected)?

>Holly

I finally got around to rreading the X.org site ... Basically I was being lazy ... I ran the text based setup utility xorgconfig and tracked down the video card and monitor hsync and vsync and everything's fine. Sorry for wasting your time. Richard

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