X windows won't produce any displays on my Dell Latitude E6500
sean.mcclain.dc3.sw at gmail.com
Wed Mar 10 14:17:40 PST 2010
I'm a long time lfs user who recently compiled CLFS, and was working
Most of the advice I got on how to configure my kernel, video card,
etc. came from the Gentoo instructions for my hardware, which can be
When I actually got everything working, and tried to run X windows,
everything was going seemingly smoothly, but I got a blank screen.
It wasn't hard locked and I could ctrl+alt+f1 and kill xorg, but it
was still dissappointing.
I did some homework and believe the problem is related to kernel
modesetting. I have modesetting enabled by default for the i915 driver
in the kernel.
My pastebin is here
and has my Xorg.0.log, kernel config file, the outpout of Xorg
-configure, the output of lspci, and the drivers I have installed
One of the biggest reasons for my switching to this kernel, is that it
finally supports a lot of my hardware natively, including my wireless
driver. Not having to use ndiswrapper with my broadcom modem is
wonderful, and while I still can't run in master mode yet, it's nice
the possibility on the horizon. More directly related to X-windows,
when I used kernel 18.104.22.168, and didn't set 'Options "NoAccel"
X windows would completely hard-lock my computer as soon as anything
tried to use acceleration.
I still have my old OS, with X windows on it, so an acceptable
solution would be to tell me where to look if I wanted to set up Xvfb
and a VNC.
That, of course, means getting Xvfb working; it won't and gives me the
Fatal server error:
no screens found
I've done everything I can think of and have reached the limit of what
I know to look for (which wasn't very much to begin with). I have no
how to track down and solve this problem.
Here are all the configure flags I passed to all the xorg packages;
I'm just going to cut and paste directly from my build script so
ignore the env vars etc
case $dir in
;; # install-check
;; # libXau
export ACLOCAL="aclocal -I $XORG_PREFIX/share/aclocal"
;; # x11proto
;; # libX11
;; # libFS
;; # libXpm
;; # libXfont
;; # drm
export X11_INCLUDES=$(pkg-config --cflags-only-I x11)
export EXTRA_LIB_PATH=$(pkg-config --libs-only-L x11)
;; # mesa
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