24.01.1 Installer Xorg Cannot Start on Alder Lake N100

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streaml1ne
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24.01.1 Installer Xorg Cannot Start on Alder Lake N100

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Got a new cheap laptop with an Alder Lake N100 to replace an ageing Dell XPS for use as a BSD laptop. The installer loads, but Xorg fails to start with:

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[  1885.783] 
X.Org X Server 1.21.1.10
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[  1885.783] Current Operating System: FreeBSD livecd 14.0-STABLE FreeBSD 14.0-STABLE GENERIC amd64
[  1885.783]  
[  1885.783] Current version of pixman: 0.42.2
[  1885.783] 	Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
	to make sure that you have the latest version.
[  1885.783] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
	(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
	(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[  1885.783] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Thu Mar 28 05:46:11 2024
[  1885.784] (==) Using system config directory "/usr/local/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[  1885.784] (==) No Layout section.  Using the first Screen section.
[  1885.784] (==) No screen section available. Using defaults.
[  1885.784] (**) |-->Screen "Default Screen Section" (0)
[  1885.784] (**) |   |-->Monitor "<default monitor>"
[  1885.784] (==) No monitor specified for screen "Default Screen Section".
	Using a default monitor configuration.
[  1885.784] (==) Automatically adding devices
[  1885.784] (==) Automatically enabling devices
[  1885.784] (==) Automatically adding GPU devices
[  1885.784] (==) Automatically binding GPU devices
[  1885.785] (==) Max clients allowed: 256, resource mask: 0x1fffff
[  1885.785] (WW) The directory "/usr/local/share/fonts/misc/" does not exist.
[  1885.785] 	Entry deleted from font path.
[  1885.785] (WW) The directory "/usr/local/share/fonts/Type1/" does not exist.
[  1885.785] 	Entry deleted from font path.
[  1885.785] (WW) The directory "/usr/local/share/fonts/100dpi/" does not exist.
[  1885.785] 	Entry deleted from font path.
[  1885.785] (WW) The directory "/usr/local/share/fonts/75dpi/" does not exist.
[  1885.785] 	Entry deleted from font path.
[  1885.785] (==) FontPath set to:
	/usr/local/share/fonts/TTF/,
	/usr/local/share/fonts/OTF/,
	catalogue:/usr/local/etc/X11/fontpath.d
[  1885.785] (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/local/lib/xorg/modules"
[  1885.785] (II) The server relies on udev to provide the list of input devices.
	If no devices become available, reconfigure udev or disable AutoAddDevices.
[  1885.785] (II) Module ABI versions:
[  1885.785] 	X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
[  1885.785] 	X.Org Video Driver: 25.2
[  1885.785] 	X.Org XInput driver : 24.4
[  1885.785] 	X.Org Server Extension : 10.0
[  1885.791] (--) PCI:*(0@0:2:0) 8086:46d1:1e50:8039 rev 0, Mem @ 0x6000000000/16777216, 0x4000000000/268435456, I/O @ 0x00003000/64, BIOS @ 0x????????/65536
[  1885.791] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
[  1885.791] (II) Loading /usr/local/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
[  1885.792] (II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[  1885.792] 	compiled for 1.21.1.10, module version = 1.0.0
[  1885.792] 	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 10.0
[  1885.792] (==) Matched intel as autoconfigured driver 0
[  1885.792] (==) Matched modesetting as autoconfigured driver 1
[  1885.792] (==) Matched scfb as autoconfigured driver 2
[  1885.792] (==) Matched vesa as autoconfigured driver 3
[  1885.792] (==) Assigned the driver to the xf86ConfigLayout
[  1885.792] (II) LoadModule: "intel"
[  1885.792] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module intel
[  1885.792] (EE) Failed to load module "intel" (module does not exist, 0)
[  1885.792] (II) LoadModule: "modesetting"
[  1885.792] (II) Loading /usr/local/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/modesetting_drv.so
[  1885.792] (II) Module modesetting: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[  1885.792] 	compiled for 1.21.1.10, module version = 1.21.1
[  1885.793] 	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[  1885.793] 	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 25.2
[  1885.793] (II) LoadModule: "scfb"
[  1885.793] (II) Loading /usr/local/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/scfb_drv.so
[  1885.793] (II) Module scfb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[  1885.793] 	compiled for 1.21.1.10, module version = 0.0.5
[  1885.793] 	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 25.2
[  1885.793] (II) LoadModule: "vesa"
[  1885.793] (II) Loading /usr/local/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/vesa_drv.so
[  1885.793] (II) Module vesa: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[  1885.793] 	compiled for 1.21.1.10, module version = 2.5.0
[  1885.793] 	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[  1885.793] 	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 25.2
[  1885.793] (II) modesetting: Driver for Modesetting Kernel Drivers: kms
[  1885.793] (II) scfb: driver for wsdisplay framebuffer: scfb
[  1885.793] (II) VESA: driver for VESA chipsets: vesa
[  1885.793] (--) Using syscons driver with X support (version 2.0)
[  1885.793] (--) using VT number 9

[  1885.800] (EE) open /dev/dri/card0: No such file or directory
[  1885.800] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for modesetting
[  1885.800] (EE) open /dev/dri/card0: No such file or directory
[  1885.800] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for scfb
[  1885.800] scfb trace: probe start
[  1885.800] (II) scfb(1): using default device
[  1885.800] scfb trace: probe done
[  1885.800] (WW) VGA arbiter: cannot open kernel arbiter, no multi-card support
[  1885.800] (EE) Screen 0 deleted because of no matching config section.
[  1885.800] (II) UnloadModule: "modesetting"
[  1885.800] (EE) 
Fatal server error:
[  1885.800] (EE) Cannot run in framebuffer mode. Please specify busIDs        for all framebuffer devices
[  1885.800] (EE) 
[  1885.800] (EE) 
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support 
	 at http://wiki.x.org
 for help. 
[  1885.800] (EE) Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
[  1885.800] (EE) 
[  1885.802] (EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.
I see the i915kms module loaded. So not sure what's up here.
RodMyers
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Re: 24.01.1 Installer Xorg Cannot Start on Alder Lake N100

Post by RodMyers »

I believe FreeBSD , at the oment, only supports this chipset in FreeBSD 15.

Maybe others with more knowledge will chime in
streaml1ne
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Re: 24.01.1 Installer Xorg Cannot Start on Alder Lake N100

Post by streaml1ne »

I was afraid of that, but figured Q1 2023 would have been long enough before the November release of 14 to have gotten support in.
RodMyers
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Re: 24.01.1 Installer Xorg Cannot Start on Alder Lake N100

Post by RodMyers »

just an update. i grabbed nomBSD, which has a gui front end/live media.

i was able to get a gui started. having issues getting things configured, but it looks like it works. Maybe within an update or two, things will work for us
streaml1ne
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Re: 24.01.1 Installer Xorg Cannot Start on Alder Lake N100

Post by streaml1ne »

I ended up installing 15-CURRENT and drm-kmod-61 and it's working. I also needed to set vm.pmap.pcid_enabled=0 in the boot loader to avoid UFS corruption and other sporadic issues with the N100's E-cores. Obviously all manual config, but shows at least some newer version of Ghost will probably function fine on the system. With some luck 14.1 will have drm-61 and the associated kernel requirements MFC'd. Is there any equivalent of a nightly build on GhostBSD?
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