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Re: [vox-tech] help with xorg.conf
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Re: [vox-tech] help with xorg.conf

On Tue, 2009-06-23 at 16:00 -0700, Brian Lavender wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 01:33:34PM -0700, Thomas Johnston wrote:
> > > Please send us the Xorg.log file (probably in /var/log/Xorg.0.log) from
> > > the broken run.
> > >
> > > Then move xorg.conf out of the way so that the X server doesn't even
> > > look for one. Try that, attach the log (/var/log/Xorg.0.log), and tell
> > > us the output of the xrandr command. X server technology has recently
> > > gotten to the point where you shouldn't need an xorg.conf anymore, so
> > > let's see what it can figure out on its own.
> > >
> > > --Ken
> > > _______________________________________________
> > > vox-tech mailing list
> > > vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> > > http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox-tech
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > OK. Here is my current xorg.conf file:
> > 
> > Section "Monitor"
> > 	Identifier	"Configured Monitor"
> [snip]
> > 	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
> > (II) NVIDIA GLX Module  180.44  Mon Mar 23 15:29:02 PST 2009
> > (II) Loading extension GLX
> > (II) LoadModule: "randr"
> > (WW) Warning, couldn't open module randr
> I am not familiar with xrandr, but it looks like there isn't support for
> it.

No. There is support for xrandr, but it's built in so he doesn't need a
LoadModule to load it. See below where it says:

(==) RandR enabled
(II) Initializing built-in extension RANDR

> [snip]
> > (**) NVIDIA(0): Enabling RENDER acceleration
> > (II) NVIDIA(0): Support for GLX with the Damage and Composite X extensions is
> > (II) NVIDIA(0):     enabled.
> > (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Unable to read EDID for display device CRT-0
> Could be that it isn't detecting you monitor. :( Did you try hitting the
> Fn-LCD/External button on your laptop? I am not sure where that event
> goes, but maybe it will make a difference.

(WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Unable to read EDID for display device CRT-0
(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU GeForce 8600M GT (G84) at PCI:1:0:0 (GPU-0)
(--) NVIDIA(0): Memory: 524288 kBytes
(--) NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS:
(II) NVIDIA(0): Detected PCI Express Link width: 16X
(--) NVIDIA(0): Interlaced video modes are supported on this GPU
(--) NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s) on GeForce 8600M GT at
(--) NVIDIA(0):     CRT-0
(--) NVIDIA(0):     LPL (DFP-0)
(--) NVIDIA(0): CRT-0: 400.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
(--) NVIDIA(0): LPL (DFP-0): 330.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
(--) NVIDIA(0): LPL (DFP-0): Internal Dual Link LVDS
(II) NVIDIA(0): Assigned Display Device: DFP-0
(II) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes:
(II) NVIDIA(0):     "1680x1050"
(II) NVIDIA(0):     "1680x1050"

It is detecting the built-in laptop display. I assume at the moment the
external monitor isn't plugged in, so that would be what the message

I don't see any particularly fatal error that should be causing the X
server to quit.
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