Solved

cannot start xserver on Thinkpad 770

Posted on 1998-12-29
2
270 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I have installed linux on my IBM Thinkpad770. At first, the xfree86 installed with OS was ver 3.3.1, which couldn't detect my display chip(Cyber9397), so I downloaded xfree86 3.3.2 and re-compiled. But although this time the system can detect my cyber9397 chip correctly, xserver still cannot be started. Here is the output of startx:


XFree86 Version 3.3.2 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6300)
Release Date: March 2 1998
        If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is newer
        than the above date, look for a newer version before reporting
        problems.  (see http://www.XFree86.Org/FAQ)
Operating System: Linux 2.0.30 i586 [ELF]
Configured drivers:
  SVGA: server for SVGA graphics adaptors (Patchlevel 0):
      NV1, STG2000, RIVA128, ET4000, ET4000W32, ET4000W32i,
      ET4000W32i_rev_b, ET4000W32i_rev_c, ET4000W32p, ET4000W32p_rev_a,
      ET4000W32p_rev_b, ET4000W32p_rev_c, ET4000W32p_rev_d, ET6000, ET6100,
      et3000, pvga1, wd90c00, wd90c10, wd90c30, wd90c24, wd90c31, wd90c33,
      gvga, ati, sis86c201, sis86c202, sis86c205, tvga8200lx, tvga8800cs,
      tvga8900b, tvga8900c, tvga8900cl, tvga8900d, tvga9000, tvga9000i,
      tvga9100b, tvga9200cxr, tgui9400cxi, tgui9420, tgui9420dgi,
      tgui9430dgi, tgui9440agi, cyber9320, tgui9660, tgui9680, tgui9682,
      tgui9685, cyber9382, cyber9385, cyber9388, cyber9397, cyber9520,
      3dimage975, 3dimage985, clgd5420, clgd5422, clgd5424, clgd5426,
      clgd5428, clgd5429, clgd5430, clgd5434, clgd5436, clgd5446, clgd5480,
      clgd5462, clgd5464, clgd5465, clgd6205, clgd6215, clgd6225, clgd6235,
      clgd7541, clgd7542, clgd7543, clgd7548, clgd7555, ncr77c22, ncr77c22e,
      cpq_avga, mga2064w, mga1064sg, mga2164w, mga2164w AGP, oti067, oti077,
      oti087, oti037c, al2101, ali2228, ali2301, ali2302, ali2308, ali2401,
      cl6410, cl6412, cl6420, cl6440, video7, ark1000vl, ark1000pv,
      ark2000pv, ark2000mt, mx, realtek, AP6422, AT24, AT3D, s3_virge,
      s3_svga, ct65520, ct65525, ct65530, ct65535, ct65540, ct65545,
      ct65546, ct65548, ct65550, ct65554, ct65555, ct68554, ct64200,
      ct64300, generic
(using VT number 7)

...
(--) SVGA: PCI: Trident Cyber 9397 rev 243, Memory @ 0x20400000, 0x20800000   _
(--) Trident chipset version: 0xf3 (Cyber9397)                                _
(--) SVGA: BIOS reports Clock Control Bits 0x3                                _
(--) SVGA: Detected a Trident Cyber 9397.                                     _
(--) SVGA: Detected an TFT  1024x768 Display                                  _
(--) SVGA: Revision 35.                                                       _
(--) SVGA: Using Trident programmable clocks                                  _
(--) SVGA: chipset:  cyber9397                                                _
(--) SVGA: videoram: 2048k                                                    _
(**) SVGA: Using 8 bpp, Depth 8, Color weight: 666                            _
(--) SVGA: Maximum allowed dot-clock: 170.000 MHz                             _
...

(--) SVGA: Virtual resolution set to 1024x768
(--) SVGA: Generic SpeedUps selected (Flags=0x30)
(--) SVGA: Using Linear Frame Buffer at 0x020400000, Size 2MB
_X11TransSocketUNIXConnect: Can't connect: errno = 111
giving up.
xinit:  Connection refused (errno 111):  unable to connect to X server
xinit:  No such process (errno 3):  Server error.

Is there anybody has experience on Thinkpad770 and can help me? Thanks very much!
0
Comment
Question by:zhouy
2 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:zhouy
ID: 1632044
BTW: today I further upgrated the xfree86 to 3.3.3, and it seemed to be helpless.
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
mcdonc earned 50 total points
ID: 1632045
See the Linux on Laptops page at http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/kharker/linux-laptop/

There are four entries in the list of laptops on that page that pertain to the Thinkpad 770, at least one of which includes a working XF86Config.
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Join & Write a Comment

This is the error message I got (CODE) Error caused by incompatible libmp3lame 3.98-2 with ffmpeg I've googled this error message and found out sometimes it attaches this note "can be treated with downgrade libmp3lame to version 3.97 or 3.98" …
Linux users are sometimes dumbfounded by the severe lack of documentation on a topic. Sometimes, the documentation is copious, but other times, you end up with some obscure "it varies depending on your distribution" over and over when searching for …
Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…
Connecting to an Amazon Linux EC2 Instance from Windows Using PuTTY.

746 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now