Fatal server error:Cannot run in framebuffer mode. Please specify busIDs

Kelvin Lin kelvin_q_lin at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 9 06:05:27 PDT 2008

Hi all,
  I met a problem about "Cannot run in framebuffer mode" on sles10 kernel version when I run startx.
  Here is the snap shot.
  hostname: (none): Unknown server error
../startx: line 230: mcookie: command not found
xauth:  creating new authority file //.serverauth.2457
xauth: (stdin):1:  bad "add" command line
/usr/X11R6/bin/xauth:  creating new authority file //.Xauthority
/usr/X11R6/bin/xauth:  creating new authority file //.Xauthority
/usr/X11R6/bin/xauth: (stdin):1:  bad "add" command line
/usr/X11R6/bin/xauth:  creating new authority file //.Xauthority
/usr/X11R6/bin/xauth:  creating new authority file //.Xauthority
/usr/X11R6/bin/xauth: (stdin):1:  bad "add" command line
X Window System Version 6.9.0
Release Date: 21 December 2005
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.9
Build Operating System: Linux [ELF] Linux
Current Operating System: Linux (none) #1 SMP Thu Oct 11 00:36:53 UTC 2007 x86_64
Build Date: 29 September 2007
 Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
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Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
 (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
 (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Wed Jul  9 17:10:17 2008
(EE) Unable to locate/open config file
xf86AutoConfig: Primary PCI is 0:1:0
Running "/usr/X11R6/bin/getconfig -X 60900000 -I /etc/X11,/usr/X11R6/etc/X11,/usr/X11R6/lib64/modules/updates,/usr/X11R6/lib64/modules,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/getconfig -v 0x1002 -d 0x515e -r 0x02 -s 0x1014 -b 0x0305 -c 0x0300"
getconfig.pl: Version 1.0.
getconfig.pl: Xorg Version:
getconfig.pl: 23 built-in rules.
getconfig.pl: rules file '/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/getconfig/xorg.cfg' has version 1.0.
getconfig.pl: 1 rule added from file '/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/getconfig/xorg.cfg'.
getconfig.pl: Evaluated 24 rules with 0 errors.
getconfig.pl: Weight of result is 500.
New driver is "ati"
(==) Using default built-in configuration (53 lines)
ACPI: OSPMOpen called
ACPI: Opening device
  Fatal server error:
Cannot run in framebuffer mode. Please specify busIDs        for all framebuffer devices
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support 
  at http://wiki.X.Org
 for help. 
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
  ACPI: Closing device
XIO:  fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
      after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
/usr/X11R6/bin/xauth:  creating new authority file //.Xauthority

  Attached please find the log file.
  What should I do to fix this problem?
  Any suggestion is appreciated!

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