XFree86 and Radeon

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at swbell.net
Sat Aug 3 16:44:11 PDT 2002

Ron Keller wrote:

>I am currently building lfs-cvs on a system which has a Radeon 
>8500 LE video card.  I have just built XFree86-4.2.0 and I have 
>managed to get a very basic X windows running.  I am curious 
>about something, though.
>On a machine that had an Nvidia card, I could enter startx, and 
>X would start immediately.  On the current machine with the 
>Radeon 8500 card, X takes a full 20 seconds to start.
>Hardware in this machine includes an Athlon XP2000+, Radeon 8500 
>LE, Asus A7V-333 Motherboard.  Should I be concerned about the 
>time lag in starting X?  I have no experience with Radeon cards 
>under linux.  Any comments / suggestions would be welcomed.
Sounds like a possible DNS/networking problem.  Can you ping your own 
hostname?  Look at /etc/hosts.
You may also want to look at /var/log/XFree86.0.log
  -- Bruce

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