Hardy X won't start on Armada 7800

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Fri Jun 13 05:30:42 UTC 2008

Ben Coleman wrote:
> I've got a Compaq Armada 7800 that used to run Ubuntu 7.10.  X ran fine
> on it, as far as I remember without having to tweak xorg.conf.  It
> booted up with a Virtual size of 1278x1024 instead of 1024x768, but X
> would run.
> I recently wiped it and installed Xubuntu 8.04, and X won't run.  I've
> tried tweaking HorizSync, VertRefresh, and Virtual screen size, but X
> still won't start.

If you have a backup of the xorg.conf file from 7.10 you could try to use 
that one. Other than that you could try the command

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

and select a bpp value of 24 or lower. According to this line

> (EE) S3VIRGE(0): Internal error: invalid bpp (32) in S3VScreenInit

it tried 32bpp but that value isn't accepted by the server.


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