Re: completely lost as to what to do, or where to look.
From: Justin Mattock
Date: Wed May 21 2008 - 13:05:00 EST
On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 2:51 PM, Oliver Pinter <oliver.pntr@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> you use ati or nvidia binary driver?
> On 5/21/08, Justin Mattock <justinmattock@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 7:59 AM, Adrian Bunk <bunk@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 06:51:24AM +0000, Justin Mattock wrote:
>>>> On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 5:34 AM, Andrew Morton
>>>> <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> > On Wed, 21 May 2008 04:10:16 +0000 "Justin Mattock"
>>>> > <justinmattock@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> >> Hello; I'm lost as to where to look in the kernel, as to why I'm
>>>> >> receiving a black screen with startx
>>>> >> DRI seems to be fine, I'm noticing a sema_init but am not sure if this
>>>> >> is the cause of the blackness.
>>>> >> any direction as to where I might look would be helpful.
>>>> > Kernel version?
>>>> > A git-bisect should get you down the the offending commit within an
>>>> > hour or three. http://www.kernel.org/doc/local/git-quick.html has some
>>>> > instructions.
>>>> > But if you're on 2.6.26-rcX, be sure to use the very latest - a pile of
>>>> > bad DRI code got reverted recently. This morning, I think.
>>>> Thanks for the help, From what I can remember I noticed this around
>>>> 2.6.26-rc1. It could be an issue with DRI, but then again it could be
>>>> something else. With running some more tests I'm noticing a conflict
>>>> with libdri.so, not recognizing the module or the module not
>>>> recognizing libdri.so.
>>> Which X video driver are you using?
>>> What exactly is the error message?
>>>> Justin P. Mattock
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>> Hello; thanks for the feedback, from previous posts, you know what
>> module I'm talking about, So with that in mind I'm going to go
>> to the next question: From error messages "there isn't"
>> the only leeway or light at the end of the tunnel I see is with
>> libdri.so i.g. If I boot the system up with out messing with anything
>> I will receive
>> a black screen after issueing startx, (from looking at what I see, the
>> screen will flash one time then black, it should flash or blink two
>> before giving me my lovely picture(wallpaper) then if I remove
>> libdri.so everything starts up as usual so with that in mind since I
>> a post about DRI being all F*&^ked up then maybee that is the culprit,
>> I think All I really need right now is info on the xserver and the
>> What mechanisms are used or files that are responsible for the two too
>> Justin P. Mattock
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Alright: I'm using 2.6.26-rc3-00122-g748bf99, I pulled if I can
remember Monday night and I did notice drmP.h and the rest of the drm
but, will try and pull again to see if it makes a difference. As for
the question about what video card nvidia or ati, I'm stuck with ati,
went into apple yesterday to see if that would be easy to change out,
but unfortunately I would have to get a new laptop.
To bad apple didn't use an intel graphics card, that linux already has
a module for.
As for error messages looking at /var/log/Xorg.0.log it seems the
Xserver can't finish completing DRIScreenInit
the /dev/dri/video0 is created, but then just stops after that, no
conversation with the module and dri after /dev/dri/video0 is created.
At this point, I'll try and pull and see if it makes a difference, and
if not then I'll have to just keep trying.
That's why right now I just need any kind of info about files or
mechanisms that are used in this situation so I can at least try and
connect the dots with this issue.
Justin P. Mattock
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