Help with X

Forum: X and Fluxbox
Topic: Help with X
started by: genlekt

Posted by genlekt on Mar. 05 2007,02:29

I managed to install DSL in an Old IBM thinkpad 760L with no networkcard or cdrom, i used paralell link cable to copy the cd from other PC, now i have install DSL to HD but i wish to use LOADLIN to load DSL just after DOS get to boot that is because i wish to get my sound card drivers loaded before since its card is an Mwave; the problem is  when X is about to get started i just got a black screen, i went to the console (CTRL-ALT F1) this error was there:

XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 request (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

the strange thing is that whenever i use the floppy disk to boot the cd copy inside the HD it starts correctly and the desktop displays just fine.

the way that i use LOADLIN is the following:
loadlin linux24 root=/dev/hda5 ro vga=785

i have search for the x config file but i wasn't able to find it, i have run script i tried to change vesa to framebuffer but i got the same result.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance

Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on Mar. 05 2007,04:41 modifies ~/.xserverrc
If you require a full x server, you can use one of the XFree86.* extensions.

As I haven't used loadlin with dsl, I can't help you there, but your vga bootcode might be conflicting with your use of xfb perhaps? (maybe use the fb cheatcodes as well)

Posted by Tectron1 on Mar. 05 2007,16:09
I am having a similar problem with dsl 3.2, X works fine after using the dsl xsetup cheat code at boot up, fluxbox starts up fine. everything works great. But after I install it to the hard drive, as soon as it starts x I get a  x reset error. I have never had any problems in previous versions of dsl. I have a neomagic chip in an omnibook 3000ctx.
Posted by skaos on Mar. 06 2007,14:43
If I remember correctly, this is a conflict between the Xvesa X-server and dos drivers, TSR's etc. You need a clean dos boot and I think you do this by pressing F5 or F8 during dos booting.
Posted by Tectron1 on Mar. 06 2007,16:11
I'll check that out thanks.
Posted by genlekt on Mar. 11 2007,15:26
I Solve the problem, i'm using  scihtech display doctor vesa driver in ms-dos now it is possible to start X using framebuffer, i have tryed cleaning the DOS boot without any tsr but i got the same blank screen so since i was suggested that the problem was because an xvesa incompatibility i have tryed this, now i have linux on my old thinkpad, thank you!!. (now all that i need is sound ).

Any way if someone knows that is there something like display doctor but in freesoftware please let me know i will feel less guilty   :p

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