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Old 09-13-2012, 11:17 AM
Dave Howorth
 
Default X not working on precise

After upgrading a machine that was hapily running lucid to precise, the
graphics no longer works. I expect it's a pretty simple problem to
diagnose and fix but I'm out of touch with the state of the X server and
config files and graphics card support etc and google has shown me hints
but nothing definitive. It's a fairly old PC.

If I run startx, it shows:

# startx


X.Org X Server 1.11.3
Release Date: 2011-12-16
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.42-26-generic i686 Ubuntu
Current Operating System: Linux pcx36 3.2.0-30-generic #48-Ubuntu SMP
Fri Aug 24 16:54:40 UTC 2012 i686
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-30-generic
root=UUID=39763bed-f80f-479d-9ad6-e45ecbdbcb39 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
Build Date: 04 August 2012 01:51:24AM
xorg-server 2:1.11.4-0ubuntu10.7 (For technical support please see
http://www.ubuntu.com/support)
Current version of pixman: 0.24.4
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
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/Xorg.0.log", Time: Wed Sep 12 17:17:44 2012
(==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"

Fatal server error:
no screens found

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
at http://wiki.x.org
for help.
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional
information.

ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.



There is of course a screen attached (Samsung Syncmaster 191T),
currently showing the ubuntu splash screen.

hwinfo tells me:

24: PCI(AGP) 100.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA)
[Created at pci.318]
Unique ID: VCu0.CsYoJQHOc19
Parent ID: vSkL._0hIaPw8eI5
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:01:00.0
Hardware Class: graphics card
Model: "ATI Rage 128 Ultra TF"
Vendor: pci 0x1002 "ATI Technologies Inc"
Device: pci 0x5446 "Rage 128 Ultra TF"
SubVendor: pci 0x174b "PC Partner Limited"
SubDevice: pci 0x7106
Memory Range: 0xf0000000-0xf3ffffff (ro,non-prefetchable)
I/O Ports: 0xc800-0xc8ff (rw)
Memory Range: 0xff8fc000-0xff8fffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0xff8c0000-0xff8dffff (ro,non-prefetchable,disabled)
IRQ: 11 (no events)
I/O Ports: 0x3c0-0x3df (rw)
Module Alias: "pci:v00001002d00005446sv0000174Bsd00007106bc03sc0 0i00"
Driver Info #0:
XFree86 v4 Server Module: ati
Driver Info #1:
XFree86 v4 Server Module: ati
3D Support: yes
Color Depths: 16
Extensions: dri
Options:
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #14 (PCI bridge)


62: None 00.0: 10000 Monitor
[Created at fb.71]
Unique ID: rdCR.EY_qmtb9YY0
Hardware Class: monitor
Model: "Generic Monitor"
Vendor: "Generic"
Device: "Monitor"
Resolution: 1280x1024@77Hz
Driver Info #0:
Max. Resolution: 1280x1024
Vert. Sync Range: 50-90 Hz
Hor. Sync Range: 31-82 kHz
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown


I found
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Troubleshooting/VideoDriverDetection?action=show&redirect=X%2FTrou bleshooting%2FFglrxInteferesWithRadeonDriver

and ran a couple of commands it suggested:

$ lspci -nn | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
nee ATI Rage 128 Pro Ultra TF [1002:5446]
$ grep -i 10025446 /usr/share/xserver-xorg/pci/*.ids
$

It appears from synaptic that I do not have fglrx or
xserver-xorg-video-radeon or xserver-xorg-video-ati or
xserver-xorg-video-r128 installed. I don't understand why not,
especially given hwinfo appears to indicate it should use the ati
meta-driver. Nor do I understand why the grep command returned no
output, since I would hope that the Rage 128 is supported by the r128
driver. (edit: I do understand now - the only file in that directory is
geode.ids and it has just to ids in it. But I don't know why there
aren't more files, so it seems like I can't trust that web page)

I'd appreciate advice from anybody who understands why I'm in this
situation and what the best way out of it is.

Thanks, Dave

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Old 09-13-2012, 01:25 PM
Liam Proven
 
Default X not working on precise

On 13 September 2012 12:17, Dave Howorth <dhoworth@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> After upgrading a machine that was hapily running lucid to precise, the
> graphics no longer works. I expect it's a pretty simple problem to
> diagnose and fix but I'm out of touch with the state of the X server and
> config files and graphics card support etc and google has shown me hints
> but nothing definitive. It's a fairly old PC.
>
> If I run startx, it shows:
>
> # startx
>
>
> X.Org X Server 1.11.3
> Release Date: 2011-12-16
> X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
> Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.42-26-generic i686 Ubuntu
> Current Operating System: Linux pcx36 3.2.0-30-generic #48-Ubuntu SMP
> Fri Aug 24 16:54:40 UTC 2012 i686
> Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-30-generic
> root=UUID=39763bed-f80f-479d-9ad6-e45ecbdbcb39 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
> Build Date: 04 August 2012 01:51:24AM
> xorg-server 2:1.11.4-0ubuntu10.7 (For technical support please see
> http://www.ubuntu.com/support)
> Current version of pixman: 0.24.4
> Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
> to make sure that you have the latest version.
> 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/Xorg.0.log", Time: Wed Sep 12 17:17:44 2012
> (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
>
> Fatal server error:
> no screens found
>
> Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
> at http://wiki.x.org
> for help.
> Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional
> information.
>
> ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
> Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.
>
>
>
> There is of course a screen attached (Samsung Syncmaster 191T),
> currently showing the ubuntu splash screen.
>
> hwinfo tells me:
>
> 24: PCI(AGP) 100.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA)
> [Created at pci.318]
> Unique ID: VCu0.CsYoJQHOc19
> Parent ID: vSkL._0hIaPw8eI5
> SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0
> SysFS BusID: 0000:01:00.0
> Hardware Class: graphics card
> Model: "ATI Rage 128 Ultra TF"
> Vendor: pci 0x1002 "ATI Technologies Inc"
> Device: pci 0x5446 "Rage 128 Ultra TF"
> SubVendor: pci 0x174b "PC Partner Limited"
> SubDevice: pci 0x7106
> Memory Range: 0xf0000000-0xf3ffffff (ro,non-prefetchable)
> I/O Ports: 0xc800-0xc8ff (rw)
> Memory Range: 0xff8fc000-0xff8fffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
> Memory Range: 0xff8c0000-0xff8dffff (ro,non-prefetchable,disabled)
> IRQ: 11 (no events)
> I/O Ports: 0x3c0-0x3df (rw)
> Module Alias: "pci:v00001002d00005446sv0000174Bsd00007106bc03sc0 0i00"
> Driver Info #0:
> XFree86 v4 Server Module: ati
> Driver Info #1:
> XFree86 v4 Server Module: ati
> 3D Support: yes
> Color Depths: 16
> Extensions: dri
> Options:
> Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
> Attached to: #14 (PCI bridge)
>
>
> 62: None 00.0: 10000 Monitor
> [Created at fb.71]
> Unique ID: rdCR.EY_qmtb9YY0
> Hardware Class: monitor
> Model: "Generic Monitor"
> Vendor: "Generic"
> Device: "Monitor"
> Resolution: 1280x1024@77Hz
> Driver Info #0:
> Max. Resolution: 1280x1024
> Vert. Sync Range: 50-90 Hz
> Hor. Sync Range: 31-82 kHz
> Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
>
>
> I found
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Troubleshooting/VideoDriverDetection?action=show&redirect=X%2FTrou bleshooting%2FFglrxInteferesWithRadeonDriver
>
> and ran a couple of commands it suggested:
>
> $ lspci -nn | grep VGA
> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
> nee ATI Rage 128 Pro Ultra TF [1002:5446]
> $ grep -i 10025446 /usr/share/xserver-xorg/pci/*.ids
> $
>
> It appears from synaptic that I do not have fglrx or
> xserver-xorg-video-radeon or xserver-xorg-video-ati or
> xserver-xorg-video-r128 installed. I don't understand why not,
> especially given hwinfo appears to indicate it should use the ati
> meta-driver. Nor do I understand why the grep command returned no
> output, since I would hope that the Rage 128 is supported by the r128
> driver. (edit: I do understand now - the only file in that directory is
> geode.ids and it has just to ids in it. But I don't know why there
> aren't more files, so it seems like I can't trust that web page)
>
> I'd appreciate advice from anybody who understands why I'm in this
> situation and what the best way out of it is.

Do you have an /etc/X.11/xorg.conf file?

If so, 2 things:

#1 back it up & post it here

#2 try removing or renaming it - e.g. to xorg.conf.old - and rebooting


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Old 09-13-2012, 01:32 PM
Dave Howorth
 
Default X not working on precise

Liam Proven wrote:
> On 13 September 2012 12:17, Dave Howorth <dhoworth@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
>> After upgrading a machine that was hapily running lucid to precise, the
>> graphics no longer works. I expect it's a pretty simple problem to
>> diagnose and fix but I'm out of touch with the state of the X server and
>> config files and graphics card support etc and google has shown me hints
>> but nothing definitive. It's a fairly old PC.
>>
>> If I run startx, it shows:
>>
>> # startx
>>
>>
>> X.Org X Server 1.11.3
>> Release Date: 2011-12-16
>> X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
>> Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.42-26-generic i686 Ubuntu
>> Current Operating System: Linux pcx36 3.2.0-30-generic #48-Ubuntu SMP
>> Fri Aug 24 16:54:40 UTC 2012 i686
>> Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-30-generic
>> root=UUID=39763bed-f80f-479d-9ad6-e45ecbdbcb39 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
>> Build Date: 04 August 2012 01:51:24AM
>> xorg-server 2:1.11.4-0ubuntu10.7 (For technical support please see
>> http://www.ubuntu.com/support)
>> Current version of pixman: 0.24.4
>> Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
>> to make sure that you have the latest version.
>> 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/Xorg.0.log", Time: Wed Sep 12 17:17:44 2012
>> (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
>>
>> Fatal server error:
>> no screens found
>>
>> Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
>> at http://wiki.x.org
>> for help.
>> Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional
>> information.
>>
>> ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
>> Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.
>>
>>
>>
>> There is of course a screen attached (Samsung Syncmaster 191T),
>> currently showing the ubuntu splash screen.
>>
>> hwinfo tells me:
>>
>> 24: PCI(AGP) 100.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA)
>> [Created at pci.318]
>> Unique ID: VCu0.CsYoJQHOc19
>> Parent ID: vSkL._0hIaPw8eI5
>> SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0
>> SysFS BusID: 0000:01:00.0
>> Hardware Class: graphics card
>> Model: "ATI Rage 128 Ultra TF"
>> Vendor: pci 0x1002 "ATI Technologies Inc"
>> Device: pci 0x5446 "Rage 128 Ultra TF"
>> SubVendor: pci 0x174b "PC Partner Limited"
>> SubDevice: pci 0x7106
>> Memory Range: 0xf0000000-0xf3ffffff (ro,non-prefetchable)
>> I/O Ports: 0xc800-0xc8ff (rw)
>> Memory Range: 0xff8fc000-0xff8fffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
>> Memory Range: 0xff8c0000-0xff8dffff (ro,non-prefetchable,disabled)
>> IRQ: 11 (no events)
>> I/O Ports: 0x3c0-0x3df (rw)
>> Module Alias: "pci:v00001002d00005446sv0000174Bsd00007106bc03sc0 0i00"
>> Driver Info #0:
>> XFree86 v4 Server Module: ati
>> Driver Info #1:
>> XFree86 v4 Server Module: ati
>> 3D Support: yes
>> Color Depths: 16
>> Extensions: dri
>> Options:
>> Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
>> Attached to: #14 (PCI bridge)
>>
>>
>> 62: None 00.0: 10000 Monitor
>> [Created at fb.71]
>> Unique ID: rdCR.EY_qmtb9YY0
>> Hardware Class: monitor
>> Model: "Generic Monitor"
>> Vendor: "Generic"
>> Device: "Monitor"
>> Resolution: 1280x1024@77Hz
>> Driver Info #0:
>> Max. Resolution: 1280x1024
>> Vert. Sync Range: 50-90 Hz
>> Hor. Sync Range: 31-82 kHz
>> Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
>>
>>
>> I found
>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Troubleshooting/VideoDriverDetection?action=show&redirect=X%2FTrou bleshooting%2FFglrxInteferesWithRadeonDriver
>>
>> and ran a couple of commands it suggested:
>>
>> $ lspci -nn | grep VGA
>> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
>> nee ATI Rage 128 Pro Ultra TF [1002:5446]
>> $ grep -i 10025446 /usr/share/xserver-xorg/pci/*.ids
>> $
>>
>> It appears from synaptic that I do not have fglrx or
>> xserver-xorg-video-radeon or xserver-xorg-video-ati or
>> xserver-xorg-video-r128 installed. I don't understand why not,
>> especially given hwinfo appears to indicate it should use the ati
>> meta-driver. Nor do I understand why the grep command returned no
>> output, since I would hope that the Rage 128 is supported by the r128
>> driver. (edit: I do understand now - the only file in that directory is
>> geode.ids and it has just to ids in it. But I don't know why there
>> aren't more files, so it seems like I can't trust that web page)
>>
>> I'd appreciate advice from anybody who understands why I'm in this
>> situation and what the best way out of it is.
>
> Do you have an /etc/X.11/xorg.conf file?

Hi Liam,

Thanks for replying. No, the closest is /etc/X11/xorg.conf.failsafe
But installing the ati driver seems to have fixed that problem, so now
I've moved on to the next one


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