From: Roman Stepanov <roman@vi...> - 2002-12-20 10:04:56
Paloschi Diego E wrote:
> Hi guys,
> Roman, u asked me:
> >Can you check if you have these lines in your /etc/modules.conf?
> >alias char-major-10-175 agpgart
> >pre-install mga /sbin/modprobe "-k" "agpgart"
> >options agpgart agp_try_unsupported=1
> I checked my modules.conf file and there are no such lines in it! There's
> other similar lines for the sound modules, ethernet, etc.
You must put these lines in /etc/modules.conf to load agpgart.o automagically
before every XFree start. The other way to get agpgart.o loaded is to invoke
/sbin/modprobe by hands each time you are planning to start XFree. Log in as
root and type "/sbin/modprobe agpgart" in command prompt. After that make
sure that agpgart is loaded and start XFree.
> I also had a look at my XFree86.0.log file and there are lines saying that
> the GLcore, glx and dri modules were being loaded.
> One thing I should mention although I don't know whether this may have
> something to do with anything is that the BIOS on my pc looks for vga on
> PCI first. And my Matrox is on AGP. Now, my m/board's cmos is slightly
imho this doesn't make sense.
> If u guys have any more ideas on what may be wrong or missing then please
> do tell.
I recommend you to post your XFree86.0.log to dri-users list after you make
sure agpgart is loaded before XFree.
> > I also had a look at my XFree86.0.log file and there are lines saying t=
> > the GLcore, glx and dri modules were being loaded.
> > One thing I should mention although I don't know whether this may have
> > something to do with anything is that the BIOS on my pc looks for vga on
> > PCI first. And my Matrox is on AGP. Now, my m/board's cmos is slightly
> imho this doesn't make sense.
I would be careful switching this. It only controls where the BIOS
first looks for a VGA card, but if you don't have a PCI one installed,
it will use AGP. I have had systems where switching this resulted in
a black monitor and an opening of the case to reset the BIOS.
> I recommend you to post your XFree86.0.log to dri-users list after
> you make sure agpgart is loaded before XFree.
I recommend putting it on a webpage and giving us the link to it. It
being 20k in size would generate *a lot* of unnecessary traffic, and
there are still people paying for connection time...
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