Need help recovering after install!

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Need help recovering after install!

Postby Manco » Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:27 pm

I did an install for my Matrox P650 card using the following installer:

* [matroxdriver_mtx-x86_32-1.4.4.8-installer.run] (32bit)

Afterwards, my graphical environment isn't viewable, and displays some garbage. Even going to a text terminal using ctrl+alt+f1 doesn't work anymore. I can boot into text mode now, but I need a way to recover.

I'm running on FC6 and it reports that my X server is 7.1.1.0. The standard Matrox drivers won't install at all with this version, but your version does without complaining.

What is the easiest way to get back to a functioning graphical system. I have tried the --uninstall option and that didn't work.

Please help.
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Postby tuxx-home.at » Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:42 pm

What does your /etc/X11/xorg.conf look like?
Could you please attach it to your next post along with the generated logfile
/var/log/Xorg.0.log?

Usually you should be able to get up your X server again by changing the
Driver option in the Device sections of your xorg.conf to "vesa" instead of
"mtx".

Afterwards, you should have a running graphical interface again and
debugging stuff will be easier if you're not that familiar with the Linux text
console.
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Postby Manco » Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:58 pm

Thanks for the quick reply.

Here's the files you requested. I did try setting it back to vesa without any luck. I'm running a Dell 2007WFP widescreen LCD panel if that makes a difference.
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Postby tuxx-home.at » Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:24 pm

If the Driver option is set to vesa, your system still blanks out when starting
the X server and you have to restart your system??

What is it, that you want to achieve? Single head? Multihead? Cloned output?
What colour depth? What resolution? is 3D acceleration desired?

Your xorg.conf seems to be a pseudo-generated one without any special
configuration options set and therefore it's hard for me to find out what
you want to achieve.

But, to have something to try, you could give the attached configuration
file a try and if it doesn't work, please attach the freshly generated logfile
to your next posting.
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Default Xorg configuration file (1024x768@16bpp with mtx driver enabled)
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Postby Manco » Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:57 am

Thank you! This config file got me up and running with a single monitor. Now I need to get the dual head working. I am attaching the config file and log file that was setup using the graphical utility for setting dual head. What happens is I get the graphical splash screen on the primary, nothing on the secondary, and I never get the X. I lose the ability to switch to a text console using ctrl+alt+F1. I end up doing a ctrl+alt+del to reboot.

Thanks for all the help!
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Postby tuxx-home.at » Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:07 am

Now I need to get the dual head working.


Your attached configuration file mentions the "Clone" option. Do you want
your displays to be cloned or do you want them to be stretched?
Additionally, you didn't answer my questions in the first posting regarding
what resolution, colour depth, etc. you're trying to achieve.

What colour does your Matrox splashscreen have? Blue or purple?

There are several sample configuration files available on my website for
different configurations, e.g.:

Dualhead Independent Setup:
[http://tuxx-home.at/projects/mtx/xorg.conf-twinsetup]

Dualhead Clone Setup:
[http://tuxx-home.at/projects/mtx/xorg.conf-clone]

Please have a look at them and merge the necessary changes to your
configuration file (e.g. the Sections "Device", "Screen", "ServerLayout").

I just had a look at your logfile and found out, that it was not generated
using my xorg.conf file but using the attached xorg.conf file, so your attachments are rather useless to me.

As a last thing: The mtx kernel module can't be loaded on your system
which is bad, please check that:

(WW) MTX(0): Error #4 while loading Kernel Driver.
(WW) MTX(0): Falling back to Emulating DMA


After you installed the mtx driver, a kernel module called "mtx.ko" should
be available in the directory "/lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel" and it
should be loadable via the command:

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modprobe mtx


If this is not the case, please run the following command manually:

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depmod -ae


You can see if the kernel module is loaded when the Parhelia splashscreen
gets blue instead of purple.
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