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  1. #11

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    Hey, bridgman, have you heard anything from the dev team about this card under Linux? I still have no X

    Thanks,

    EE
    Last edited by ExecutorElassus; 10-29-2008 at 04:41 AM.

  2. #12

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    Huh. So, after getting 'startx' to fail out repeatedly, I tried running the same as root. *Poof!* I got X.

    Then!
    I ran 'gdm' and got my login window. X is now running, uh, fine.

    This was thus a) a permission/config problem which I fixed unknowingly by editing the xorg.conf file (but just couldn't use for permissions issues).
    and/or
    b) a package that needed to be updated (I updated a bunch the last week)

    Now, I just have to get back to the nagging problems in the other thread. Anyway, this is, um, solved?

    Thanks,

    EE

  3. #13
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    Hello EE.

    Would you mind posting your xorg.conf setting and Xorg.0.log when you enter X successfully?

    I read that you got a "Enable Crossfire Successfully!" message in your Xorg.0.log.
    I'm wondering if reading your xorg.conf and Xorg.0.log might solve my problem not being able to enable crossfire on my 4870x2.

    Thanks in advance

  4. #14

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    Here's xorg.conf:

    Code:
    ----SNIP-----
    ###################
    #  Enable AIGLX - for compiz
    ####################
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier     "Main Layout"
    	Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0
    	InputDevice    "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    	InputDevice    "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
    	Option	    "AIGLX" "Enable"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
    
    # The location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the
    # file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
    # no need to change the default.
    #    RgbPath	"/usr/share/X11/rgb"
    # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (which are concatenated together),
    # as well as specifying multiple comma-separated entries in one FontPath
    # command (or a combination of both methods)
    # ModulePath can be used to set a search path for the X server modules.
    # The default path is shown here.
    #	ModulePath   "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
    	ModulePath   "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
    	ModulePath   "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions"
    	ModulePath   "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers"
    	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/local"
    	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc"
    #	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
    #	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"
    	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi"
    	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
    
    # This loads the DBE extension module.
    # initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
    # This loads the Type1 and FreeType font modules
    	Load  "dbe"
    # This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
    	SubSection "extmod"
    		Option	    "omit xfree86-dga"
    	EndSubSection
    	Load  "type1"
    	Load  "freetype"
    	Load  "glx"
    	Load  "dri"
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerFlags"
    
    # Uncomment this to cause a core dump at the spot where a signal is 
    # received.  This may leave the console in an unusable state, but may
    # provide a better stack trace in the core dump to aid in debugging
    #    Option	"NoTrapSignals"
    # Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><Fn> VT switch sequence
    # (where n is 1 through 12).  This allows clients to receive these key
    # events.
    #    Option	"DontVTSwitch"
    # Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><BS> server abort sequence
    # This allows clients to receive this key event.
    #    Option	"DontZap"
    # Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> mode switching
    # sequences.  This allows clients to receive these key events.
    #    Option	"DontZoom"
    # Uncomment this to disable tuning with the xvidtune client. With
    # it the client can still run and fetch card and monitor attributes,
    # but it will not be allowed to change them. If it tries it will
    # receive a protocol error.
    #    Option	"DisableVidModeExtension"
    # Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local xvidtune client.
    #    Option	"AllowNonLocalXvidtune"
    # Uncomment this to disable dynamically modifying the input device
    # (mouse and keyboard) settings.
    #    Option	"DisableModInDev"
    # Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local client to
    # change the keyboard or mouse settings (currently only xset).
    #    Option	"AllowNonLocalModInDev"
    # Set the basic blanking screen saver timeout.
    # Set the DPMS timeouts.  These are set here because they are global
    # rather than screen-specific.  These settings alone don't enable DPMS.
    # It is enabled per-screen (or per-monitor), and even then only when
    # the driver supports it.
    # memory and pio ranges. This is done by assuming that PCI ranges
    # don't overlap. Some broken BIOSes tend to set ranges of inactive
    # devices wrong. Here one can adjust how aggressive the assumptions
    # should be. Default is 0.
    # Option   "EstimateSizesAggresively" "0"
    	Option	    "blank time" "10"	# 10 minutes
    	Option	    "standby time" "120"
    	Option	    "suspend time" "130"
    	Option	    "off time" "240"
    # On some platform the server needs to estimate the sizes of PCI
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    
    # Set the keyboard auto repeat parameters.  Not all platforms implement
    # this.
    #    Option	"XkbDisable"
    # To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
    # lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a European
    # keyboard, you will probably want to use one of:
    #
    #    Option	"XkbModel"	"pc102"
    # If you have a Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
    #
    #    Option	"XkbModel"	"microsoft"
    #
    # If you have a US "windows" keyboard you will want:
    #
    #    Option	"XkbModel"	"pc104"
    #
    # Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
    # For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
    #
    #    Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
    #
    # or:
    #
    # If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
    # control keys, use:
    #
    #    Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:swapcaps"
    # These are the default XKB settings for xorg
    #
    #    Option	"XkbRules"	"xorg"
    #    Option	"XkbModel"	"pc101"
    #    Option	"XkbLayout"	"us"
    #    Option	"XkbVariant"	""
    #    Option	"XkbOptions"	""
    	Identifier  "Keyboard1"
    	Driver      "kbd"
    	Option	    "AutoRepeat" "500 5"
    # Specifiy which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1)).
    	Option	    "Xleds" "1 2 3"
    # To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
    	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105"
    #
    	Option	    "XkbLayout" "de"
    	Option	    "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
    #
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    
    # Identifier and driver
    # The mouse protocol and device.  The device is normally set to /dev/mouse,
    # which is usually a symbolic link to the real device.
    #    Option	"Protocol"	"Auto"
    # protocol setting can be used when using a newer PnP mouse:
    # the protocol as follows.  On some platforms some other settings may
    # be available.
    #    Option "Protocol"	"PS/2"
    # Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some older Logitech mice.  In
    # almost every case these lines should be omitted.
    #    Option	"BaudRate"	"9600"
    #    Option	"SampleRate"	"150"
    # Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button mice
    # Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)
    #    Option	"Emulate3Buttons"
    #    Option	"Emulate3Timeout"	"50"
    # ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice, or any
    # 3-button mouse where the middle button generates left+right button
    # events.
    #    Option	"ChordMiddle"
    	Identifier  "Mouse1"
    	Driver      "mouse"
    	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    # On platforms where PnP mouse detection is supported the following
    	Option	    "Protocol" "Auto"
    # When using mouse connected to a PS/2 port (aka "MousePort"), set the
    	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "false"
    	Option	    "Buttons" "5"
    	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
    	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
    	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
    	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier  "EAH4870X2-0"
    	Driver      "fglrx"
    	BusID       "PCI:3:0:0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier  "EAH4870X2-1"
    	Driver	    "fglrx"
    	BusID	    "PCI:4:0:0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
    	Device     "EAH4870X2-0" 
    #	Device     "EAH4870X2-1"
    	Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
    	DefaultDepth     24
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     24
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "DRI"
    	Mode         0666
    EndSection
    
    Section "Extensions"
    	Option	    "Composite" "enable"
    	Option	    "UseFastTLS" "1"
    EndSection
    I'll post as much of the log as I can separately.

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