X Window and S3 Trio64V2

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Toast, May 10, 2006.

  1. Toast

    Toast New Member

    I have Debian (new) installed and I am trying to get X Windows to run. When I start the program all I see is a garbled screen of colors. I have an onboard S3 Trio 64V2 video chip with 2mb of memory.

    I am new at this and have not used Linux for many years. The following is a copy of my config file.

    # XF86Config-4 (XFree86 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 XF86Config-4 manual page.
    # (Type "man XF86Config-4" at the shell prompt.)
    #
    # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xfree86 package upgrades *only*
    # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xfree86
    # package.
    #
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
    # again, run the following commands as root:
    #
    # cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.custom
    # md5sum /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 >/var/lib/xfree86/XF86Config-4.md5sum
    # dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

    Section "Files"
    FontPath "unix/:7100" # local font server
    # if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "GLcore"
    Load "bitmap"
    Load "dbe"
    Load "ddc"
    Load "dri"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "glx"
    Load "int10"
    Load "record"
    Load "speedo"
    Load "type1"
    Load "vbe"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver "keyboard"
    Option "CoreKeyboard"
    Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc101"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Configured Mouse"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "CorePointer"
    Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection
    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Generic Mouse"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "S3 Inc. 86c775/86c785 [Trio 64V2/DX or /GX]"
    Driver "s3"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Generic Monitor"
    HorizSync 28-33
    VertRefresh 43-72
    Option "DPMS"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Device "S3 Inc. 86c775/86c785 [Trio 64V2/DX or /GX]"
    Monitor "Generic Monitor"
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 4
    Modes "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    Screen "Default Screen"
    InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
    InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
    InputDevice "Generic Mouse"
    EndSection

    Section "DRI"
    Mode 0666
    EndSection
    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Do you see any errors in your logs (in /var/log)?
    Or any errors in the output of
    Code:
    dmesg
    ?
     
  3. Toast

    Toast New Member

    The only errors in the log were:

    (EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/input/mice
    No such device.
    (EE) Generic Mouse: cannot open input device
    (EE) PreInit failed for input device "Generic Mouse"
     
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    But you have a mouse connected to your computer, don't you?
     
  5. Toast

    Toast New Member

    The mouse is connected, at the time I was more aware of the monitor problem and not the mouse. Now I will look into the mouse error. Could an error on the mouse cause a video problem?
     
  6. Toast

    Toast New Member

    After looking in the log file the line after the (EE) listings there was the following:
    (II) UnloadModule: "mouse"
    (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Configured Mouse" (type: MOUSE)
    (II) Configured Mouse: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded

    Does this mean the ps2 mouse loaded? I do have a ps2 selected and on the machine.
     

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