I found this posting from months ago and wondered if anyone
had an update, particularly with regard to the "floating" cursor
problem. I have this problem with P75s and P90s (both with the
same Cirrus chip). Any info on which Linux distributions or kernel
versions have been found to work (or not) would be appreciated. I've
tried RH5.2 thru 6.1. Thanks
> rocco2son-@... wrote:
> original article:http://www.egroups.com/group/linux-dell-laptops/?sta
> > I have a strange question about the original? XPi.
> > This is a P75 with no CD.
> > I can boot from a floppy, but the text is strange. It often is
> > to the left or right, and changes.
> > I checked and it has the Cirrus Logic GD7543 chipset (I think).
> > Does any one have an idea here? Again, this is in character mode
> > boot). I haven't even started with X yet.
> > Thanks,
> I had the same problem - I saw this posted by someone else on
> comp.os.linux.hardware - it is working for me so far:
> Add the option "no-scroll" to the boot flags. (If Red Hat is already
> installed, add "append=no-scroll" to /etc/lilo.conf and run
> If you are booting the install floppy, type "linux no-scroll" at the
> boot prompt.)
> You can also type "linux no-scroll" at the lilo prompt to temporarily
> set this (so you can edit /etc/lilo.conf).
> I still have to figure out the floating cursor.
> with the dell stuff - with your service tag you can go to their site
> and lookup your machines hardware info.
> > Alvin...