Xorg failed to run on old PC.
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Thu Jun 28 11:31:19 UTC 2007
On Thu, 28 Jun 2007 08:21:20 +0200
David Marec <dmares.spam at free.fr> wrote:
[ originally sent to ports@ - this should really go in questions@, not really
to do with the ports systems. therefore,i've moved it.]
> I am trying to configure an old "cirix166-48Mo RAM" workstation.
you mean 48 Mb ?
> But, FreeBSD 6.2 installed, Xorg crashes on
> « Caught signal 11»
segfault 11 is, if memory serves me well, usually caused by dodgy hardware.
(RAM / L1 cache usually)
> I tried three drivers, mga, vesa and vga.
ok, from your Xorg log file, you have a
Matrox Graphics, Inc. MGA 1064SG [Mystique]
card. mga 'should' be the right one, but i wonder whether it would try too hard
to get all the bells and whistles running, which may not be such a good idea in
an old machine.
> The driver "mga" failed to load DRI module, which was not requested.
you can disable DRI in your xorg.conf by commenting out the
I am not sure how to do it with a blank xorg.conf though. there should be some
parameter for xorgcfg (you are using it to generate a valid xorg file , right? )
> The log file, created with no "xorg.conf", can be uploaded here:
> It seems that i had the same problem when i tried to launch XUbuntu on it.
i imagine xubuntu is assuming newer hardware, and therefore more 'features'
enabled, which will definitely cause some problem for you.
> The only linux distribution that works is Damn Small Linux.
for (the same reasons)^(-1) as above.
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