System :: XFree86 on IBM Thinkpad 380XD



I downloaded xfree86.dsl, followed instructions in info, copied XF86Config-4_neomagic_2160(which is the chipset for my display) to /ect/X11 and renamed it XF86Config-4. restarted x and i get an error:

OS Kernel: Linux version 2.4.26 (root@Knoppix) (gcc version 2.95.4 20011002 (Debian prerelease)) #1 SMP Sa Apr 17 19:33:42 CEST 2004
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/XFree86.0.log", Time: Tue Aug 22 00:45:04 2006
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4"
Parse warning on line 120 of section Keyboard in file /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
Ignoring obsolete keyword "LeftAlt".
Parse error on line 120 of section Keyboard in file /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
"Meta" is not a valid keyword in this section.
(EE) Problem parsing the config file
(EE) Error from xf86HandleConfigFile()

Fatal server error:
no screens found

If you want to take a look, the complete error log and XF86Config-4 files are here: http://www.easttexasmicrotech.com/xfree86.html

Delete/Comment out all lines with contain "Meta" in the "Keyboard" section.
I disabled xkbrd totally, now i get an error:

Data incomplete in file /etc/X11/XF86Config-4  
Device section "NeoMagic" must have a driver line.

Fatal Server Error:
no screens found

It seems as if that 'sample' file is out of date.. probably meant for an older version of XF86 - you might be better off finding a newer one?

Anyways, try moving the Driver line from Screen to Device section.

moved the driver line, now get error: module "svga" not found ............... Server error no screens found. i'll search again and see if i can find another sample file.
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