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Offline rmaijala

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[SOLVED] VGA resolution problems
« on: December 26, 2014, 05:27:54 am »
Hi guys, I have been using Sparky for a couple years now I have an old box with an Asus motherboard with onboard video SiS and nothing plugged into the PCIe slot. When I installed from a live cd the live cd allowed my monitor to use full 1280x1024 resolution on installation it changed to 1024x768 i am unable to change it via Lxrandr as there are no other options. It has been about a year and it started bugging me since i have been reviewing some other distros on a usb stick and they seem snappier on a stick than Sparky does with a hd install. I have been trying to resolve this and it seems like there is no xorg.conf file any more but I don't think that is the problem. It seems like I am running a default driver not the one for my onboard card.

Btw I updated everything about a week ago with no difference anyhow here is some pertinent information. Maybe you can help.
This is my version
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Linux sparky 3.16.0-4-586 #1 Debian 3.16.7-ckt2-1 (2014-12-08) i686 GNU/Linux
This is the output from lspci. This seems to be for the empty PCIe am I right?
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01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter (rev 10) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 82c9
Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel, IRQ 10
BIST result: 00
Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at febe0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
I/O ports at ec00 [size=128]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
Capabilities: <access denied>

Is this from the onboard video?
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00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AGP Port (virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 0000e000-0000efff
Memory behind bridge: feb00000-febfffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: d0000000-dfffffff

The output of glxinfo leads me to believe that the SiS driver is not being used . And the grep mod shows no video driver for SiS.

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rocket@sparky:~$ glxinfo | grep "OpenGL"
OpenGL vendor string: VMware, Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.5, 128 bits)
OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 10.3.2
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.30
OpenGL context flags: (none)
OpenGL extensions:

rocket@sparky:~$ lsmod | grep sis
sata_sis               12500  3
sis190                 21648  0
mii                    12595  1 sis190
pata_sis               12971  2 sata_sis
libata                157770  3 sata_sis,pata_sis,ata_generic

I am able to video edit and stuff but it seems sluggish. Any ideas? Thanks.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2015, 02:09:39 am by rmaijala »

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Re: VGA resolution problems
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2014, 01:41:46 pm »
The first output 'lspci' missing information about driver in use. Run 'lspci -v' again so we will see what is it.

You can try to set the bigger resolution manually, check here:
http://sparkylinux.org/how-to-set-monitor-resolution/
Nothing is easy as it looks.

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Re: VGA resolution problems
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2014, 05:55:39 pm »
The first output 'lspci' missing information about driver in use. Run 'lspci -v' again so we will see what is it.

You can try to set the bigger resolution manually, check here:
http://sparkylinux.org/how-to-set-monitor-resolution/

here is all the lspci -v
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rocket@sparky:~$ lspci -v
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 671MX
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 82c9
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64
Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128M]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: agpgart-sis

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AGP Port (virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 0000e000-0000efff
Memory behind bridge: feb00000-febfffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: d0000000-dfffffff

00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS968 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 01)
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 IDE Controller (rev 01) (prog-if 80 [Master])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 825e
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 128
I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
I/O ports at 03f4
I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
I/O ports at 0374
I/O ports at ffe0 [size=16]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pata_sis

00:03.0 USB controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 825e
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 20
Memory at feaff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci

00:03.1 USB controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 0f) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 825e
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 21
Memory at feafe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci

00:03.3 USB controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 825e
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 22
Memory at feafd000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci

00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 191 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (rev 02)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 825e
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
Memory at feafcc00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128]
I/O ports at dc00 [size=128]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: sis190

00:05.0 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SATA Controller / IDE mode (rev 03) (prog-if 85 [Master SecO PriO])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 825e
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
I/O ports at d800 [size=8]
I/O ports at d400 [size=4]
I/O ports at d000 [size=8]
I/O ports at cc00 [size=4]
I/O ports at c800 [size=16]
I/O ports at c400 [size=128]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: sata_sis

00:06.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:07.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:0d.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs CA0106 Soundblaster
Subsystem: Creative Labs Device 1004
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
I/O ports at c000 [size=32]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: snd_ca0106

00:1f.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] PCI-to-PCI bridge (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=04, subordinate=04, sec-latency=0
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter (rev 10) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 82c9
Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel, IRQ 10
BIST result: 00
Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at febe0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
I/O ports at ec00 [size=128]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Tried to set the mode manually but kept getting error message from xrandr like this

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xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default
Screen 0: minimum 1024 x 768, current 1024 x 768, maximum 1024 x 768
default connected 1024x768+0+0 0mm x 0mm
   1024x768       0.00*

I grepped the modules and found no driver module for the video card see below
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cfg80211 346002 0 - Live 0xf8687000
rfkill 18415 1 cfg80211, Live 0xf91c5000
uinput 17070 1 - Live 0xf8bdb000
nfsd 232889 2 - Live 0xf882d000
auth_rpcgss 45721 1 nfsd, Live 0xf85ad000
oid_registry 12387 1 auth_rpcgss, Live 0xf85a8000
nfs_acl 12463 1 nfsd, Live 0xf8525000
nfs 163685 0 - Live 0xf8804000
lockd 73494 2 nfsd,nfs, Live 0xf8674000
fscache 40583 1 nfs, Live 0xf8539000
sunrpc 202808 6 nfsd,auth_rpcgss,nfs_acl,nfs,lockd, Live 0xf8b8b000
fuse 77518 3 - Live 0xf8660000
loop 21956 0 - Live 0xf8637000
lp 16785 0 - Live 0xf88d1000
snd_ca0106 37031 2 - Live 0xf8556000
snd_rawmidi 22285 1 snd_ca0106, Live 0xf84f0000
snd_seq_device 12980 1 snd_rawmidi, Live 0xf8520000
snd_ac97_codec 96151 1 snd_ca0106, Live 0xf8577000
snd_pcm 73938 2 snd_ca0106,snd_ac97_codec, Live 0xf8594000
coretemp 12686 0 - Live 0xf84a5000
snd_timer 22051 1 snd_pcm, Live 0xf8532000
snd 51104 10 snd_ca0106,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer, Live 0xf8548000
soundcore 12890 1 snd, Live 0xf84a0000
ac97_bus 12462 1 snd_ac97_codec, Live 0xf8473000
ppdev 16686 0 - Live 0xf8495000
evdev 17137 11 - Live 0xf8479000
pcspkr 12531 0 - Live 0xf846e000
serio_raw 12737 0 - Live 0xf83ef000
asus_atk0110 17048 0 - Live 0xf852c000
acpi_cpufreq 12831 0 - Live 0xf849b000
parport_pc 26004 1 - Live 0xf8466000
parport 35239 3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc, Live 0xf856d000
button 12824 0 - Live 0xf84eb000
processor 23285 1 acpi_cpufreq, Live 0xf843b000
shpchp 30701 0 - Live 0xf84ab000
thermal_sys 27657 1 processor, Live 0xf8565000
ext4 426225 3 - Live 0xf85bb000
crc16 12327 1 ext4, Live 0xf83ea000
mbcache 12892 1 ext4, Live 0xf8432000
jbd2 68770 1 ext4, Live 0xf8483000
drm 203590 0 - Live 0xf84b8000
i2c_core 37002 1 drm, Live 0xf841f000
hid_generic 12369 0 - Live 0xf8039000
usbhid 43760 0 - Live 0xf8443000
hid 81000 2 hid_generic,usbhid, Live 0xf8451000
sg 25594 0 - Live 0xf842a000
sd_mod 43684 6 - Live 0xf83d6000
crc_t10dif 12399 1 sd_mod, Live 0xf83d1000
crct10dif_generic 12517 1 - Live 0xf83cc000
crct10dif_common 12340 2 crc_t10dif,crct10dif_generic, Live 0xf83c7000
sr_mod 21568 0 - Live 0xf83e3000
cdrom 46828 1 sr_mod, Live 0xf8048000
sata_sis 12500 3 - Live 0xf8040000
ata_generic 12450 0 - Live 0xf8034000
ohci_pci 12704 0 - Live 0xf83c2000
sis190 21648 0 - Live 0xf83a7000
mii 12595 1 sis190, Live 0xf83a2000
pata_sis 12971 2 sata_sis, Live 0xf8399000
floppy 56188 0 - Live 0xf83af000
ehci_pci 12464 0 - Live 0xf8017000
ohci_hcd 42566 1 ohci_pci, Live 0xf8022000
ehci_hcd 60865 1 ehci_pci, Live 0xf8381000
libata 157770 3 sata_sis,ata_generic,pata_sis, Live 0xf84f8000
usbcore 170944 5 usbhid,ohci_pci,ehci_pci,ohci_hcd,ehci_hcd, Live 0xf83f4000
usb_common 12484 1 usbcore, Live 0xf8394000
scsi_mod 164243 4 sg,sd_mod,sr_mod,libata, Live 0xf8056000

I found out that Ubuntu and more than likely Debian as well stopped supporting the SiS 671/771 card around Ubuntu 12.04 I found a .deb file for the driver but can't resolve the dependencies. Ugh. See below.

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https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=546741
I think I am running on a Vesa driver. But why does it get 1280x1024 when I am on a live CD or a stick and not during the real install.
I think I need to get a new video card for my PCIe slot, something I had beenplanning on for a while so I can output to HDMI. Am sorely disappointed that the drivers for a common onboard vga like SiS are no longer supported.
Oh btw the mainboard is an Asus P5SD2-VM. Hopefully a new graphics card will improve the perfomance cuz XBMC runs like crap on this machine. A cheap Android tablet does a much better job.

Edit: here is the full output of my attempt to use xrandr to create "newmode" it always fails with the failed to get size for gamma error

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rocket@sparky:~$ xrandr -q
xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default
Screen 0: minimum 1024 x 768, current 1024 x 768, maximum 1024 x 768
default connected 1024x768+0+0 0mm x 0mm
   1024x768       0.00*
rocket@sparky:~$ gtf width height refresh-frequency

  # 0x0 @ 0.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: -nan kHz; pclk: -nan MHz
  Modeline "0x0_0.00"  -nan  0 -2147483648 -2147483648 -2147483648  0 1 4 1  -HSync +Vsync

rocket@sparky:~$ xrandr --newmode "0x0_0.00"  -nan  0 -2147483648 -2147483648 -2147483648  0 1 4 1  -HSync +Vsync
xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default
rocket@sparky:~$


« Last Edit: December 27, 2014, 05:14:42 am by rmaijala »

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Re: VGA resolution problems
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2015, 02:44:05 pm »
Ah yes, SIS graphics. Your X environment is probably choosing the wrong video driver (look at the X logs in /var/log to make sure). Did you try forcing X to use the "vesa" driver via a config file in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ (or the old /etc/X11/xorg.conf file)?
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Re: VGA resolution problems
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2015, 11:52:58 am »
Ah yes, SIS graphics. Your X environment is probably choosing the wrong video driver (look at the X logs in /var/log to make sure). Did you try forcing X to use the "vesa" driver via a config file in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ (or the old /etc/X11/xorg.conf file)?

Hi, yes on checking the xlog in /var/log, it appears that it trys to use the SIS module but one doesn't exist. One of the first things I tried to do was to check in /etc/X11 for a config  file but there is nothing remotely like the old  xorg.conf from days past. I had to modify it a long time ago with an early Ubuntu distro but now it doesn't even exist. The log file seems to want to point to /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/ but checking out the contents of that folder didn't give me any promising files to modify.

Below is a copy of the latest log file.
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[    17.807]
X.Org X Server 1.16.1.901 (1.16.2 RC 1)
Release Date: 2014-11-02
[    17.807] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[    17.807] Build Operating System: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 i686 Debian
[    17.807] Current Operating System: Linux sparky 3.16.0-4-586 #1 Debian 3.16.7-ckt2-1 (2014-12-08) i686
[    17.807] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-4-586 root=UUID=bffaf894-2409-4632-a5d4-30161e042867 ro quiet splash
[    17.807] Build Date: 03 November 2014  09:48:56PM
[    17.807] xorg-server 2:1.16.1.901-1 (http://www.debian.org/support)
[    17.807] Current version of pixman: 0.32.6
[    17.807] Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
[    17.807] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[    17.807] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Wed Jan 21 08:44:21 2015
[    17.832] (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[    17.847] (==) No Layout section.  Using the first Screen section.
[    17.847] (==) No screen section available. Using defaults.
[    17.847] (**) |-->Screen "Default Screen Section" (0)
[    17.847] (**) |   |-->Monitor "<default monitor>"
[    17.863] (==) No monitor specified for screen "Default Screen Section".
Using a default monitor configuration.
[    17.863] (==) Automatically adding devices
[    17.863] (==) Automatically enabling devices
[    17.863] (==) Automatically adding GPU devices
[    17.960] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
[    17.960] Entry deleted from font path.
[    18.004] (==) FontPath set to:
/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc,
/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled,
/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled,
/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1,
/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi,
/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi,
built-ins
[    18.004] (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
[    18.004] (II) The server relies on udev to provide the list of input devices.
If no devices become available, reconfigure udev or disable AutoAddDevices.
[    18.004] (II) Loader magic: 0xb77f9700
[    18.004] (II) Module ABI versions:
[    18.004] X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
[    18.004] X.Org Video Driver: 18.0
[    18.004] X.Org XInput driver : 21.0
[    18.004] X.Org Server Extension : 8.0
[    18.005] (--) PCI:*(0:1:0:0) 1039:6351:1043:82c9 rev 16, Mem @ 0xd0000000/268435456, 0xfebe0000/131072, I/O @ 0x0000ec00/128
[    18.018] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
[    18.031] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
[    18.138] (II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    18.138] compiled for 1.16.1.901, module version = 1.0.0
[    18.138] ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 8.0
[    18.138] (==) AIGLX enabled
[    18.138] (==) Matched sis as autoconfigured driver 0
[    18.138] (==) Matched modesetting as autoconfigured driver 1
[    18.138] (==) Matched fbdev as autoconfigured driver 2
[    18.138] (==) Matched vesa as autoconfigured driver 3
[    18.138] (==) Assigned the driver to the xf86ConfigLayout
[    18.138] (II) LoadModule: "sis"
[    18.139] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module sis
[    18.139] (II) UnloadModule: "sis"
[    18.139] (II) Unloading sis
[    18.139] (EE) Failed to load module "sis" (module does not exist, 0)
[    18.139] (II) LoadModule: "modesetting"
[    18.139] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/modesetting_drv.so
[    18.173] (II) Module modesetting: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    18.173] compiled for 1.15.99.904, module version = 0.9.0
[    18.173] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    18.173] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 18.0
[    18.173] (II) LoadModule: "fbdev"
[    18.173] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fbdev_drv.so
[    18.180] (II) Module fbdev: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    18.180] compiled for 1.15.99.904, module version = 0.4.4
[    18.180] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    18.180] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 18.0
[    18.180] (II) LoadModule: "vesa"
[    18.180] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/vesa_drv.so
[    18.181] (II) Module vesa: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    18.181] compiled for 1.15.99.904, module version = 2.3.3
[    18.181] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    18.181] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 18.0
[    18.181] (II) modesetting: Driver for Modesetting Kernel Drivers: kms
[    18.181] (II) FBDEV: driver for framebuffer: fbdev
[    18.181] (II) VESA: driver for VESA chipsets: vesa
[    18.181] (++) using VT number 7

[    18.191] (EE) open /dev/dri/card0: No such file or directory
[    18.191] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for modesetting
[    18.191] (EE) open /dev/dri/card0: No such file or directory
[    18.191] (II) Loading sub module "fbdevhw"
[    18.191] (II) LoadModule: "fbdevhw"
[    18.191] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfbdevhw.so
[    18.282] (II) Module fbdevhw: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    18.282] compiled for 1.16.1.901, module version = 0.0.2
[    18.282] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 18.0
[    18.282] (**) FBDEV(1): claimed PCI slot 1@0:0:0
[    18.282] (II) FBDEV(1): using default device
[    18.282] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for vesa
[    18.282] (EE) Screen 0 deleted because of no matching config section.
[    18.282] (II) UnloadModule: "modesetting"
[    18.282] (II) FBDEV(0): Creating default Display subsection in Screen section
"Default Screen Section" for depth/fbbpp 24/32
[    18.282] (==) FBDEV(0): Depth 24, (==) framebuffer bpp 32
[    18.282] (==) FBDEV(0): RGB weight 888
[    18.282] (==) FBDEV(0): Default visual is TrueColor
[    18.282] (==) FBDEV(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
[    18.282] (II) FBDEV(0): hardware: simple (video memory: 3072kB)
[    18.282] (II) FBDEV(0): checking modes against framebuffer device...
[    18.282] (II) FBDEV(0): checking modes against monitor...
[    18.282] (--) FBDEV(0): Virtual size is 1024x768 (pitch 1024)
[    18.282] (**) FBDEV(0):  Built-in mode "current"
[    18.282] (==) FBDEV(0): DPI set to (96, 96)
[    18.282] (II) Loading sub module "fb"
[    18.282] (II) LoadModule: "fb"
[    18.282] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so
[    18.295] (II) Module fb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    18.295] compiled for 1.16.1.901, module version = 1.0.0
[    18.295] ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
[    18.295] (**) FBDEV(0): using shadow framebuffer
[    18.295] (II) Loading sub module "shadow"
[    18.295] (II) LoadModule: "shadow"
[    18.295] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libshadow.so
[    18.297] (II) Module shadow: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    18.297] compiled for 1.16.1.901, module version = 1.1.0
[    18.297] ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
[    18.297] (II) UnloadModule: "vesa"
[    18.297] (II) Unloading vesa
[    18.297] (==) Depth 24 pixmap format is 32 bpp
[    18.297] (EE) FBDEV(0): FBIOBLANK: Invalid argument
[    18.308] (==) FBDEV(0): Backing store enabled
[    18.309] (==) FBDEV(0): DPMS enabled
[    18.309] (==) RandR enabled
[    18.325] (II) SELinux: Disabled on system
[    18.326] (II) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI2 capable
[    18.326] (EE) AIGLX: reverting to software rendering
[    19.273] (II) AIGLX: Loaded and initialized swrast
[    19.273] (II) GLX: Initialized DRISWRAST GL provider for screen 0
[    19.581] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Power Button (/dev/input/event3)
[    19.581] (**) Power Button: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
[    19.581] (II) LoadModule: "evdev"
[    19.581] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/evdev_drv.so
[    19.609] (II) Module evdev: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    19.609] compiled for 1.16.0, module version = 2.9.0
[    19.609] Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
[    19.609] ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 21.0
[    19.609] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Power Button'
[    19.609] (**) Power Button: always reports core events
[    19.609] (**) evdev: Power Button: Device: "/dev/input/event3"
[    19.609] (--) evdev: Power Button: Vendor 0 Product 0x1
[    19.609] (--) evdev: Power Button: Found keys
[    19.609] (II) evdev: Power Button: Configuring as keyboard
[    19.609] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXPWRBN:00/input/input3/event3"
[    19.609] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Power Button" (type: KEYBOARD, id 6)
[    19.609] (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
[    19.609] (**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
[    19.609] (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us,th"
[    19.609] (**) Option "xkb_variant" ",pat"
[    19.609] (**) Option "xkb_options" "grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll"
[    19.662] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Power Button (/dev/input/event2)
[    19.662] (**) Power Button: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
[    19.662] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Power Button'
[    19.662] (**) Power Button: always reports core events
[    19.662] (**) evdev: Power Button: Device: "/dev/input/event2"
[    19.662] (--) evdev: Power Button: Vendor 0 Product 0x1
[    19.662] (--) evdev: Power Button: Found keys
[    19.662] (II) evdev: Power Button: Configuring as keyboard
[    19.662] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0C0C:00/input/input2/event2"
[    19.662] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Power Button" (type: KEYBOARD, id 7)
[    19.662] (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
[    19.662] (**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
[    19.662] (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us,th"
[    19.662] (**) Option "xkb_variant" ",pat"
[    19.662] (**) Option "xkb_options" "grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll"
[    19.663] (II) config/udev: Adding input device USB Optical Mouse (/dev/input/event1)
[    19.663] (**) USB Optical Mouse: Applying InputClass "evdev pointer catchall"
[    19.663] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'USB Optical Mouse'
[    19.663] (**) USB Optical Mouse: always reports core events
[    19.663] (**) evdev: USB Optical Mouse: Device: "/dev/input/event1"
[    19.663] (--) evdev: USB Optical Mouse: Vendor 0x1bcf Product 0x7
[    19.663] (--) evdev: USB Optical Mouse: Found 3 mouse buttons
[    19.663] (--) evdev: USB Optical Mouse: Found scroll wheel(s)
[    19.663] (--) evdev: USB Optical Mouse: Found relative axes
[    19.663] (--) evdev: USB Optical Mouse: Found x and y relative axes
[    19.663] (--) evdev: USB Optical Mouse: Found absolute axes
[    19.663] (II) evdev: USB Optical Mouse: Forcing absolute x/y axes to exist.
[    19.663] (II) evdev: USB Optical Mouse: Configuring as mouse
[    19.663] (II) evdev: USB Optical Mouse: Adding scrollwheel support
[    19.663] (**) evdev: USB Optical Mouse: YAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
[    19.663] (**) evdev: USB Optical Mouse: EmulateWheelButton: 4, EmulateWheelInertia: 10, EmulateWheelTimeout: 200
[    19.663] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:03.1/usb3/3-4/3-4:1.0/0003:1BCF:0007.0001/input/input1/event1"
[    19.663] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "USB Optical Mouse" (type: MOUSE, id 8)
[    19.664] (II) evdev: USB Optical Mouse: initialized for relative axes.
[    19.664] (WW) evdev: USB Optical Mouse: ignoring absolute axes.
[    19.664] (**) USB Optical Mouse: (accel) keeping acceleration scheme 1
[    19.664] (**) USB Optical Mouse: (accel) acceleration profile 0
[    19.664] (**) USB Optical Mouse: (accel) acceleration factor: 2.000
[    19.664] (**) USB Optical Mouse: (accel) acceleration threshold: 4
[    19.664] (II) config/udev: Adding input device USB Optical Mouse (/dev/input/mouse0)
[    19.664] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[    19.664] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[    19.664] (II) config/udev: Adding input device AT Translated Set 2 keyboard (/dev/input/event0)
[    19.665] (**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
[    19.665] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'AT Translated Set 2 keyboard'
[    19.665] (**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: always reports core events
[    19.665] (**) evdev: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Device: "/dev/input/event0"
[    19.665] (--) evdev: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Vendor 0x1 Product 0x1
[    19.665] (--) evdev: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Found keys
[    19.665] (II) evdev: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Configuring as keyboard
[    19.665] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio0/input/input0/event0"
[    19.665] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "AT Translated Set 2 keyboard" (type: KEYBOARD, id 9)
[    19.665] (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
[    19.665] (**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
[    19.665] (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us,th"
[    19.665] (**) Option "xkb_variant" ",pat"
[    19.665] (**) Option "xkb_options" "grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll"
[    19.665] (II) config/udev: Adding input device PC Speaker (/dev/input/event4)
[    19.665] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[    19.665] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[    19.666] (II) config/udev: Adding input device ACPI Virtual Keyboard Device (/dev/input/event5)
[    19.666] (**) ACPI Virtual Keyboard Device: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
[    19.666] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'ACPI Virtual Keyboard Device'
[    19.666] (**) ACPI Virtual Keyboard Device: always reports core events
[    19.666] (**) evdev: ACPI Virtual Keyboard Device: Device: "/dev/input/event5"
[    19.666] (--) evdev: ACPI Virtual Keyboard Device: Vendor 0 Product 0
[    19.666] (--) evdev: ACPI Virtual Keyboard Device: Found keys
[    19.666] (II) evdev: ACPI Virtual Keyboard Device: Configuring as keyboard
[    19.666] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/virtual/input/input5/event5"
[    19.666] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "ACPI Virtual Keyboard Device" (type: KEYBOARD, id 10)
[    19.666] (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
[    19.666] (**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
[    19.666] (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us,th"
[    19.666] (**) Option "xkb_variant" ",pat"
[    19.666] (**) Option "xkb_options" "grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll"
[    19.670] (EE) FBDEV(0): FBIOBLANK: Invalid argument
[    29.704] (EE) FBDEV(0): FBIOBLANK: Invalid argument
[    29.704] (EE) FBDEV(0): FBIOBLANK: Invalid argument

Offline MoroS

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Re: VGA resolution problems
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2015, 12:29:02 pm »
Ok, I see what's going on here. First Xorg tries to probe some display modules: sis, fbdev and vesa. It checks sis first, but doesn't find it. Next it checks fbdev (framebuffer device driver), finds it and attempts to configure it. It succeedes, so Xorg assumes that will be the display driver for it's session and unloads the vesa driver. To solve this "problem" (as it's just normal autodetection behaviour, not a bug), you should just create a file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/vesa.conf (or something similar), with the following content:
Code: [Select]
Section "Device"
    Identifier "Video Device"
    Driver "vesa"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Monitor "Configured Monitor"
    Device "Video Device"
EndSection

That should force Xorg to use the vesa driver instead of fbdev.

As for the lack of the xorg.conf file, the Xorg server now does autodetection of everything it can via udev, so there's no need for that file anymore (although if one exists, it will be taken into account). Still, some issues might occur, so that's why the /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ directory exists, where you can add multiple fragments of Xorg configuration that requires tuning.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2015, 12:33:46 pm by MoroS »
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Offline rmaijala

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Re: VGA resolution problems
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2015, 03:00:48 am »
MoroS - You are the man!
Worked as advertised with a reboot. The 3 minute fix thank you so much. What I found odd was that I was getting full resolution on the LiveCD (with other distros as well) but not with a disk install oh well. Oddly enough there wasn't even an /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d directory but upon creating it and the file you suggested it works. That's why Linux is so cool there is always someone out there with the solution. Take care and thanks again!

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Offline MoroS

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Re: VGA resolution problems
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2015, 12:58:59 pm »
MoroS - You are the man!
Worked as advertised with a reboot. The 3 minute fix thank you so much.
Cool. :)

What I found odd was that I was getting full resolution on the LiveCD (with other distros as well) but not with a disk install oh well. Oddly enough there wasn't even an /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d directory but upon creating it and the file you suggested it works.
There can be many reasons for that. The order of module loading is one. The LiveCD probably loaded vesa first, so everything worked without an tuning. As for the /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d directory, well, if there's no additional configuration then it might not exist as well.

That's why Linux is so cool there is always someone out there with the solution. Take care and thanks again!

Mods I guess you can mark this one up to ******SOLVED*******

No problem. :) You can probably add "[SOLVED]" to the title be editing your first post (but I haven't done that yet, that's why I wrote "probably" :P ).
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