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Old 4th July 2009
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Default X - Virtual screen too big for memory

I am setting up a very old computer for audio recording purposes. Unfortunately, get the following error when running X:

Script started on Sat Jul  4 06:21:22 2009
$ X

X.Org X Server 1.5.3
Release Date: 5 November 2008
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: OpenBSD 4.5 i386 
Current Operating System: OpenBSD backrow.hsd1.nm.comcast.net. 4.5 GENERIC#1749 i386
Build Date: 27 February 2009  05:01:11PM
        Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
        to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
        (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
        (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sat Jul  4 06:21:24 2009
(EE) Unable to locate/open config file
New driver is "sis"
(==) Using default built-in configuration (30 lines)
(EE) Failed to load module "fbdev" (module does not exist, 0)
(WW) SIS: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@0:0:0) found
(WW) SIS: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@0:0:1) found
(WW) SIS: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@0:1:0) found
(WW) SIS: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@0:1:1) found
(WW) SIS: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@0:1:2) found
(WW) SIS: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@0:1:3) found
(WW) SIS: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@0:2:0) found
(EE) SIS(0): **************************************************
(EE) SIS(0):                       ERROR:
(EE) SIS(0): Virtual screen too big for memory; 4800K needed, 4096K available
(EE) SIS(0):                   END OF MESSAGE
(EE) SIS(0): **************************************************
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found
$ exit

Script done on Sat Jul  4 06:21:36 2009
There is no xorg.conf on the system.

How can I fix this problem?

OpenBSD 4.5 (GENERIC) #1749: Sat Feb 28 14:51:18 MST 2009
cpu0: Intel Pentium III ("GenuineIntel" 686-class) 669 MHz
real mem  = 259616768 (247MB)
avail mem = 242733056 (231MB)
mainbus0 at root
bios0 at mainbus0: AT/286+ BIOS, date 02/22/01, BIOS32 rev. 0 @ 0xfd960, SMBIOS rev. 2.3 @ 0xf04f0 (18 entries)
bios0: vendor American Megatrends Inc. version "062710" date 07/15/97
apm0 at bios0: Power Management spec V1.2
apm0: AC on, battery charge unknown
acpi at bios0 function 0x0 not configured
pcibios0 at bios0: rev 2.1 @ 0xf0000/0x10000
pcibios0: PCI IRQ Routing Table rev 1.0 @ 0xf7660/112 (5 entries)
pcibios0: PCI Interrupt Router at 000:01:0 ("SiS 85C503 System" rev 0x00)
pcibios0: PCI bus #1 is the last bus
bios0: ROM list: 0xc0000/0xc000 0xcc000/0x8000
cpu0 at mainbus0: (uniprocessor)
pci0 at mainbus0 bus 0: configuration mode 1 (bios)
pchb0 at pci0 dev 0 function 0 "SiS 630 PCI" rev 0x21
sisagp0 at pchb0
agp0 at sisagp0: aperture at 0xf4000000, size 0x4000000
pciide0 at pci0 dev 0 function 1 "SiS 5513 EIDE" rev 0xd0: 630: DMA, channel 0 configured to compatibility, channel 1 configured to compatibility
wd0 at pciide0 channel 0 drive 0: <MAXTOR 4K020H1>
wd0: 16-sector PIO, LBA, 19470MB, 39876480 sectors
atapiscsi0 at pciide0 channel 0 drive 1
scsibus0 at atapiscsi0: 2 targets
cd0 at scsibus0 targ 0 lun 0: <SONY, CDU5211, YYS2> ATAPI 5/cdrom removable
wd0(pciide0:0:0): using PIO mode 4, Ultra-DMA mode 4
cd0(pciide0:0:1): using PIO mode 4, Ultra-DMA mode 2
pciide0: channel 1 disabled (no drives)
pcib0 at pci0 dev 1 function 0 "SiS 85C503 System" rev 0x00
sis0 at pci0 dev 1 function 1 "SiS 900 10/100BaseTX" rev 0x83: irq 11, address 00:d0:09:c3:c8:93
ukphy0 at sis0 phy 0: Generic IEEE 802.3u media interface, rev. 0: OUI 0x000760, model 0x0000
ohci0 at pci0 dev 1 function 2 "SiS 5597/5598 USB" rev 0x07: irq 10, version 1.0, legacy support
ohci1 at pci0 dev 1 function 3 "SiS 5597/5598 USB" rev 0x07: irq 10, version 1.0, legacy support
ppb0 at pci0 dev 2 function 0 "SiS 86C201 AGP" rev 0x00
pci1 at ppb0 bus 1
vga1 at pci1 dev 0 function 0 "SiS 6300" rev 0x21
wsdisplay0 at vga1 mux 1: console (80x25, vt100 emulation)
wsdisplay0: screen 1-5 added (80x25, vt100 emulation)
cmpci0 at pci0 dev 15 function 0 "C-Media Electronics CMI8738/C3DX Audio" rev 0x10: irq 9
audio0 at cmpci0
opl at cmpci0 not configured
mpu at cmpci0 not configured
"C-Media Electronics HSP56 AMR" rev 0x10 at pci0 dev 15 function 1 not configured
isa0 at pcib0
isadma0 at isa0
com0 at isa0 port 0x3f8/8 irq 4: ns16550a, 16 byte fifo
pckbc0 at isa0 port 0x60/5
pckbd0 at pckbc0 (kbd slot)
pckbc0: using irq 1 for kbd slot
wskbd0 at pckbd0: console keyboard, using wsdisplay0
pcppi0 at isa0 port 0x61
midi0 at pcppi0: <PC speaker>
spkr0 at pcppi0
lpt0 at isa0 port 0x378/4 irq 7
it0 at isa0 port 0x2e/2: IT8705F rev 1, EC port 0x290
npx0 at isa0 port 0xf0/16: reported by CPUID; using exception 16
fdc0 at isa0 port 0x3f0/6 irq 6 drq 2
fd0 at fdc0 drive 0: 1.44MB 80 cyl, 2 head, 18 sec
usb0 at ohci0: USB revision 1.0
uhub0 at usb0 "SiS OHCI root hub" rev 1.00/1.00 addr 1
usb1 at ohci1: USB revision 1.0
uhub1 at usb1 "SiS OHCI root hub" rev 1.00/1.00 addr 1
biomask f56d netmask fd6d ttymask fdff
mtrr: Pentium Pro MTRR support
softraid0 at root
root on wd0a swap on wd0b dump on wd0b
# /dev/rwd0c:
type: ESDI
disk: ESDI/IDE disk
label: MAXTOR 4K020H1  
bytes/sector: 512
sectors/track: 63
tracks/cylinder: 255
sectors/cylinder: 16065
cylinders: 2482
total sectors: 39876480
rpm: 3600
interleave: 1
trackskew: 0
cylinderskew: 0
headswitch: 0		# microseconds
track-to-track seek: 0	# microseconds
drivedata: 0 

16 partitions:
#                size           offset  fstype [fsize bsize  cpg]
  a:         37000000               63  4.2BSD   2048 16384    1 
  b:          2873267         37000063    swap                   
  c:         39876480                0  unused
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Old 4th July 2009
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I recommend generating an xorg.conf file, and then using either xinit or startx to start X.. you probably shouldn't execute X directly like that.

# Xorg -configure; mv xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf

After you have at a basic configuration file, you may want to use a smaller video mode.. 4MB of video memory is very little to work with.
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