LFS 5.0, DRIScreenInit failed in X startup

Jeremy Utley jeremy at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Feb 10 01:28:43 PST 2004


On Tue, 2004-02-10 at 01:19, Declan Moriarty wrote:

> 
> 
> Here's where I think it is
> >                 Depth     16
> 
> That gives you 4 bit colour, which not many servers support.
> 
> Use at least 256(8bit) and preferably one of the higher ranges

Actually, this is incorrect.  Depth 16 would give you 16-bit color,
which it 65k colors, and is the PERFECT depth for DRI.

Did you read the FAQ on the DRI web site?  There's a line you have to
adjust so user accounts have access to DRI.  To see if this is the
problem, try loading X as root, see if DRI is enabled there..if so, you
need a mode command in your XF86Config file.

Another possiblity is your DRI kernel modules are built with a diff
compiler than you used for your kernel (i.e. kernel is built with
2.95.3, but the modules are built with 3.3.x)

-J-




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