Install failed with a corrupt / incomplete xorg.conf
Seems to be an issue in milestone 5 code with Intel 845 Graphics (intel 82845 video), which startx barfs on, and sax2 can’t rewrite. The system boots ok, and I had console (text) based login, but I couldn’t get KDE to start, or get to full RunLevel 5.
So after a bit of messing around handcrafting an xorg.conf (and trying not to fry my monitor with bad hsync/vsync settings) I booted into puppy linux V4.3 and copied the live version of xorg.conf back over into the Suse directory.
Den Mon, 28 Sep 2009 16:06:02 +0000, skrev opsmgr:
> Install failed with a corrupt / incomplete xorg.conf
> Seems to be an issue in milestone 5 code with Intel 845 Graphics (intel
> 82845 video), which startx barfs on, and sax2 can’t rewrite. The system
> boots ok, and I had console (text) based login, but I couldn’t get KDE
> to start, or get to full RunLevel 5.
> So after a bit of messing around handcrafting an xorg.conf (and trying
> not to fry my monitor with bad hsync/vsync settings) I booted into puppy
> linux V4.3 and copied the live version of xorg.conf back over into the
> Suse directory.
> KDE fired straight up.
> Might save someone else some grief …
Just for “kicks”
rename xorg.conf to xorg.conf.notinuse ( or whatever you prefer)
Restart x / reboot
Does it still work?
Here I’m running with nvidia driver and compiz active with no xorg.conf
Thanks, i’m pretty new around here (but not to Linux)
It’s a known bug with the I845 chipset, as I found it on google, but since the box isn’t internet connected, it was a pain to try to get the updated xorg-x11-server packages & dependencies down to fix the issue.
Thinking a little out of the box saved a bit of grief …
> Thanks, i’m pretty new around here (but not to Linux)
-welcome- we need more experience (with various flavors) around
here…mostly we are overrun with folks jumping off the Redmond ship…
there are, i’m sure you know several things done “the SUSE way”…hope
you don’t get tripped up too often…
hmmmm…which reminds me (i thought about it before, but promptly
forgot it as ‘too hard’) wouldn’t it be nice if there was a list of
the differences between ‘our’ way and ‘their’ way?? (at least for the
larger uptake distros)…
Well, I’m originally a SunOS/Solaris man. But i’ve dabbled with HP-UX and AIX over the years. I like to keep my hand in with Suse and CentOS, as we run RHEL5 at work.
Yes, there’s a few differences, but mostly the same ‘under the hood’. I’m trying to stay away from Debian / Ubuntu type OS’s though, I get confused enough as it is, without learning about .deb and apt-get
I was “bit” by the 82845 bug on the weekend, and in the end failed to get the openSUSE-11.1 and 11.2 live CDs to boot to X (on a Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo L6820 laptop with the 82845). I did not try the install of either openSUSE, as I did not want to take chances, given this is a friend’s only PC (ie mission critical). I note Fedora-12 boots ok, but it does not have an xorg.conf.
I wish I had read this recommendation on the weekend.
If I get access to this laptop again (and I may not) I will also try this fix and see if it works for that laptop. There is an existing bug report here on this problem (written against openSUSE-11.1 but it also exists in 11.2): https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=556413