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Nikola LecicMay 26, 2007 4:06 pm.conf, .Other, .conf
Nikola LecicMay 27, 2007 7:15 pm 
Subject:Xorg-7.2: problem with fbdevhw and i128
From:Nikola Lecic (nle@EUnet.yu)
Date:May 26, 2007 4:06:44 pm
xorg.conf-working-with-Xorg-6.9 - 4k


I upgraded Xorg on my old auxiliary desktop machine (Number Nine I128 card, ASUS MM17T monitor, capable of 1280x1024x16), followed UPDATE, and everything went smoothly. I moved my old xorg.conf in order to test new Xorg hardware detecting capabilities (and because old configuration was "guessed, but working"). However:

(1) # Xorg --------->%---------- Failed to load module "fbdevhw" (module does not exist, 0) --------->%----------

Of course, the module is here, in linux/, so:

(2) # Xorg -modulepath /usr/local/lib/xorg/modules,/usr/local/lib/xorg/modules/linux --------->%---------- LoadModule: Module fbdevhw does not have a fbdevhwModuleData data object. --------->%---------- Failed to load module "fbdevhw" (invalid module, 0) --------->%----------

Googling for this message returns just 3 unusable results. Of course, no new xorg.conf was written.

(3) Running X -config /root/ (produced by Xorg -configure) totally froze the machine.

(4) Then, I moved back working Xorg-6.9 xorg.conf, adjusted fonts and module paths, but got very poor results with 1280x1024 (bad image, cursor ghosts, heavy flickering, etc.). I tried to tune HorizSync, VertRefresh, CalcAlgorithm, DisplaySize (which was enough with Xorg-6.9) and additionally to add Modeline array borrowed from Xorg.0.log generated in (2) and to change options as explained in i128(4x), but in vain. The only working resolution for now is 1024x768 (as you can see in attachments).

I attached:

* Xorg.0.log from command (4) (-with-old-xorg.conf) -- which, slightly modified, works with 1024x768; if needed I'll post the log with working but poor 1280x1024 * Xorg.0.log from command (2) (without-xorg.conf) * old working xorg.conf (-working-with-Xorg-6.9)

I have no idea what causes this. What I should do to

a) restore the optimal 1280x1024x16 mode? b) start Xorg without initial xorg.conf (i.e. to solve fbdevhw issue)?

I appologise if I missed something easy or obvious. I have checked all Xorg start related problems discussed so far, nothing seems similar to this one. Many thanks in advance.

Nikola Le?i?