[MythDora] ATrpms - Yum question
gchris at bellsouth.net
Wed Oct 3 22:38:04 CEST 2007
Dennis Hand wrote:
>> It says:
>> (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
>> (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
>> How's that for brevity? ;-)
>>> As for the sound, not sure about that one. I'm using ATI and it comes
>>> and goes sometimes but very rarely. Maybe coincidence?
>> Anything's possible as you well know... :-)
>> I'm a little under the weather and this testing has put some hurt on my
>> main Mythtv box, but tomorrow or the next day I think I'll do a fresh
>> install on a test hd leaving the Nvidia driver out. Then try installing
>> the 8776 rpm from the dvd. If that works, I can compare the xorg.conf
>> and /usr/lib/xorg/modules between the 8776 and 9755 installations.
> Huh? There has to be an error if X won't start. Have you tried using
> startx from command line to see what it throws out using 8776? I'm
> assuming your using KDE which is bad of me to assume.
I didn't want to take a chance on tearing up my live Mythtv system so I
started again today with another disk that had MD4 installed with 9755.
Install of the 8776 rpm from the dvd looked normal and modprobe.conf
was properly changed to reflect the 8776 driver. Xorg.conf didn't
change. This time on reboot, 8776 loaded, but the only screen
resolutions available were 800x600 and 640x480! Taking a look at the
KDE Control Center (you assumed right) the display screen size is shown
as 960x529 which explains the limited resolutions. Now Xorg in MD3.2
had no problems recognizing my monitor, but ever since MD4.0 it has had
trouble with that, probably because it's 6 years old and Xorg has purged
it from its monitor tables. In any case, I think now that my problems
were due to an old nvidia driver combined with a new Xorg with an
What does seem a little odd though - I just tried to change back to 9755
by editing modprobe.conf (2 places) but that had no effect on a reboot,
8776 still loaded. I then tried changing to 9755 with the
nvidia-graphics-switch command, but when I restarted X couldn't load the
driver and wound up putting me back in nv. It looks like the only way
to get back to 9755 is going to be to re-install it with MythDora Tools.
Right now running in nv cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE tells me:
(EE) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI capable
but I can't say for sure whether that came from the inability to load
9755 or not.
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