xfree86 on Armada 4120
Topic: xfree86 on Armada 4120
started by: vstech
Posted by vstech on Dec. 31 2007,07:21Hi..
I have dug up an ancient compaq armada 4120 laptop. I am trying to get a usable display and after searching the forums have decided that I should use Xfree86.
I have installed the XFree86.dsl package, and have setup a configuration file that I found from another person using the same laptop. However, when I run the xserver, I get "Failed to load module "svga" (module does not exist)
Where can I find this module to load it on the system?
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on Dec. 31 2007,07:38svga is for XFree86 3.x, not 4.x
If you require 3.x there is instructions on a forum thread... afaik no one has submitted an extension for it.
Posted by curaga on Dec. 31 2007,11:36Xf86 4 is better, but it also changed the config file a lot.. Set up a new one using X -configure
Posted by vstech on Jan. 01 2008,04:34
Ok, x-configure.... is there directions for this in the Wiki? I have searched for xfree86, but have not found much information (could be my search skills, though).
Is x-configure an extension, or an xfree86 command line option?
Posted by curaga on Jan. 01 2008,10:38It's a command line option, Xfree86 (space) -configure
It probes your hardware, and then writes a plain XF86config to your current directory. Then you can edit it to your needs, and when finished, move it to /etc/X11.
I think the extension makes the link from X to Xfree86, but I'm not sure.