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Re: Another thin client awaits a TC install
« Reply #60 on: December 25, 2011, 09:40:50 AM »
Hi curaga, and Merry Christmas :-)

Ah, maybe I wasn't doing things right... I can't remember exactly what I'd installed, as I moved on to an ATI HD3450 under Xvesa just to get 1280x1024x24, which the IGP under Xvesa wouldn't do.

I'm a little confused by the Xorg-related instructions in general. For example:

"If you are only looking to get software 3D and no accel, instead of creating a config file suitable for your hardware like below, you can rename /etc/X11/xorg.conf.vesa to xorg.conf."

Does that mean if I only want 2D accel but not 3D accel, or does 'accel' here refer both to 2D and 3D rendering?

This is also the first time I've heard the 'firmware-radeon' package mentioned. Worth including in the instructions for Xorg in the AppBrowser perhaps? Are there any other things I need to consider to get the IGP running with full accel?

I'll have another go later today or tomorrow, if my girlfriend lets me back on the computer :-)

Cheers, Jon.

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Re: Another thin client awaits a TC install
« Reply #61 on: December 26, 2011, 02:05:27 AM »
It means both 2D and 3D accel.

Many things require firmware, and you are usually notified of such in the logs (dmesg); listing those for Xorg, or wireless drivers, etc would just make huge and incomplete lists.

Both the graphics- extension and firmware-radeon are dependencies of the ati driver in Xorg-7.6, so if you use that version, things should just work.
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Re: Another thin client awaits a TC install
« Reply #62 on: December 26, 2011, 08:10:51 AM »
OK, makes sense now - thanks.

I don't think I'd tried 7.6 with this IGP, so I'll give it a crack.

Cheers, Jon.

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Re: Another thin client awaits a TC install
« Reply #63 on: December 26, 2011, 05:59:08 PM »
Hi curaga. I tried Xorg 7.6, and it doesn't seem to be working.

As the files were downloading, my screen went blank and the message 'No Video Signal' appeared on the monitor's OSD. After a minute or so, I pressed Ctrl+Alt+Del, and that got me back to the console. I tried 'Xorg -configure', and the reply was 'Xorg not found'. I started X to get back to the desktop, and rebooted.

Despite the AppBrowser saying Xorg 7.6 and its deps were installed, trying 'Xorg -configure' again produced 'Xorg not found' again. I downloaded Xorg 7.6 again, exited to prompt, tried 'Xorg -configure' again, some text flashed up on the screen, with the summary basically being 'computer says no.'

The conf file is titled 'xorg.conf.vesa', and inside I see it lists 'vesa' as the driver in the 'Device' section. Does this mean Xorg has failed to install the ATI/Radeon driver and instead has fallen back to the Xvesa driver?

Section "ServerLayout"
   Identifier     "X.org Configured"
   Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
   InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
   InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
   ModulePath   "/usr/local/lib/X11/modules"
   FontPath     "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
   FontPath     "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
   FontPath     "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/OTF"
   FontPath     "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
   FontPath     "/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
EndSection

Section "Module"
   Load  "glx"
   Load  "dri"
   Load  "extmod"
   Load  "dbe"
   Load  "freetype"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier  "Keyboard0"
   Driver      "kbd"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier  "Mouse0"
   Driver      "mouse"
   Option       "Protocol" "auto"
   Option       "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
   Option       "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier   "Monitor0"
   Option       "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
   Identifier  "Card0"
   Driver      "vesa"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
   Identifier "Screen0"
   Device     "Card0"
   Monitor    "Monitor0"
   DefaultDepth 24

   SubSection "Display"
      Viewport   0 0
      Depth     16
   EndSubSection
   SubSection "Display"
      Viewport   0 0
      Depth     24
   EndSubSection
EndSection

Any help much appreciated!

Cheers, Jon.

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Re: Another thin client awaits a TC install
« Reply #64 on: December 26, 2011, 06:00:18 PM »
Sorry, I should really be putting the above (re Xorg) in a new thread, as it no longer relates to the thin client.

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Re: Another thin client awaits a TC install
« Reply #65 on: December 27, 2011, 02:29:59 PM »
... Can't remember how to probe hardware for usable Xvesa modes.  ...
You might want to try: Xvesa -listmodes 2>&1 | sort -k 1n

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Re: Another thin client awaits a TC install
« Reply #66 on: February 08, 2012, 08:38:49 AM »
Just a quick resuscitation attempt on this thread, as I'm still getting nowhere with acceleration on my T5720 with SiS 741 graphics hardware.

I'm wondering if the information towards the bottom of the page at the link below might be relevant:

https://www.libreoffice.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=18028

Fingers crossed!

Cheers, Jon.