My shop box has no users!

gene heskett gheskett at
Thu Feb 3 22:31:22 UTC 2011

On Thursday, February 03, 2011 05:07:30 pm reini did opine:

> Sorry, but I don't know any other way.
>   --Reinhold

Thanks Reinhold, I got that fixed so I can sudo again, see my other post 
just now.  X problems, as in can't get rid of ati/radeon in the lsmod 
output.  That locks out vesa, which is the driver it MUST use. I just added 
vesa to the /etc/modules file & yet another reboot in progress.  And that 
didn't help.

Now what?  This all, videowise, worked until I updated the box about a week 
or 10 days ago.  The end of the Xorg.0.log:

(II) VESA: driver for VESA chipsets: vesa
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 01 at 00:00:0
(EE) VESA: Kernel modesetting driver in use, refusing to load
(WW) Falling back to old probe method for vesa
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support 
 for help. 
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional 

 ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log

and to think that all I really wanted to do here when I started on this 
little escapade, was to be able to write an email containing some helpful 
gcode snippets directly to a samba share mounted at 
/mnt/shop/home/gene/emc2/nc_files directory, being the user gene on both 
machines.  I don't fully understand why I have got to do a total rebuild of 
one or the other installs just to save a file from kmail on this machine, 
without saving the file to a local directory, then calling up a root 
session of mc to do it with, then following up with a root session on that 
box to make that file (chown) usable to me, the common user.

That isn't what linux is all about. :(

So, how can I get rid of the radeon crap so it can use vesa?  That is the 
next step in this recovery dance.

Thanks again everybody.

Cheers, Gene
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