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  • Scott Nash
    Jul 6, 2000
      I tried those files and all I got was a blank screen. I tried all of the
      fixes to get X to work for Dell Inspiron 5000 with the SXGA+ and nothing
      would work. As i said in the other post. I got everything running by fixing
      the XF86Config file. When I say I want a Mach64 give me the Mach64. ;< Now
      I have to see how to load the font server and DPMS now that I went to
      Xfree86 4.
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "stuart blake tener" <stuart@...>
      To: <linux-dell-laptops@egroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2000 9:57 PM
      Subject: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: XFree86 4.0


      > Ryan:
      >
      > It absolutely amazes me how people on this list refuse to check our
      > own file download area. Posted there are all the files necessary to
      > make the ATI mobility work on a Dell laptop.
      >
      > Good luck!
      >
      > Stuart
      > Beverly Hills, CA
      >
      >
      > --- In linux-dell-laptops@egroups.com, Ryan Marsh <ryan@c...> wrote:
      > > XFree86 is supposed to have support for the MACH64 cards now,
      > namely
      > the
      > > ATI Rage mobility. Has anyone gotten it to work on their laptop? I
      > had a
      > > hell of a time configuring XF86Config and never got it to work (the
      > file
      > > format has change somewhat).
      > >
      > > Oh, and to any body who attempts upgrading to 4.0 pls remember to
      > backup
      > > /usr/X11R6 and /etc/X11 because the install blows away those
      > directories
      > > with new stuff.
      > >
      > > -ryan
      > >
      > > On Wed, Jul 05, 2000 at 08:40:42AM -0000,
      > linux-dell-laptops@egroups.com wrote:
      > > >
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      > > > There are 5 messages in this issue.
      > > >
      > > > Topics in this digest:
      > > >
      > > > 1. Re: RedHat 6.2 & Inspiron 7500
      > > > From: Bill O'Kane <wrokane@l...>
      > > > 2. LCD projector
      > > > From: "george " <gg@p...>
      > > > 3. suse 6.4 Install HANGS
      > > > From: toraware@m...
      > > > 4. Re: suse 6.4 Install HANGS
      > > > From: Michel Berkelaar <michel@M...>
      > > > 5. RE: RedHat 6.2 & Inspiron 7500
      > > > From: "Jean Huveneers" <jeanhuveneers@g...>
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > ______________________________________________________________________
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      > > > Message: 1
      > > > Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2000 09:54:28 -0300
      > > > From: Bill O'Kane <wrokane@l...>
      > > > Subject: Re: RedHat 6.2 & Inspiron 7500
      > > >
      > > > On Tue, 04 Jul 2000, you wrote:
      > > > > I have an Inspiron 7500 with the ATI Rage Mobility card.
      > > > >
      > > > > I have just installed RedHat 6.2 and am having the hardest time
      > > > > configuring the X windows.
      > > > >
      > > > > I did some research on the web and found Steve Hsieh's
      > instruction. I
      > > > > followed his first method:
      > > > >
      > > > > http://www.eecs.umich.edu/~steveh/inspiron/x_method1.html
      > > > >
      > > > > I get no errors, however, I get NOTHING on my LCD.
      > > > >
      > > > > BUT...when I attach a monitor to my laptop, I get a descent
      > display
      > > > > on the monitor.
      > > > >
      > > > > Has anyone run into a similar problem and found a remedy for
      > this?
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
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      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Hello
      > > >
      > > > I have been having the same problems with the I5000 and the ATI
      > Mobility and
      > > > Mandrake 7.0-2 and 7.1. I get a great display on both the monitor
      > and the LCD
      > > > panel. So far the only solution has been using a seperate
      > monitor. The best
      > > > part is nobody has been able to explain why the monitor trick
      > works, that
      > > > includes a couple of Linux guru's I know. A Suse install gave me
      > a 16bpp
      > > > 800x640. Its not too bad but I prefer the Mandrake, and that is
      > way below the
      > > > monitors cababilities.
      > > >
      > > > Tried all the tricks found about the web. Nothing is
      > working.......but if I
      > > > ever get this I'll definately post to the group.
      > > >
      > > > Also like to thank this group for all the suggestions I received.
      > I tried them
      > > > all........but I'm still black screened.
      > > >
      > > > Bill
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
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      > > > Message: 2
      > > > Date: Tue, 04 Jul 2000 15:59:45 -0000
      > > > From: "george " <gg@p...>
      > > > Subject: LCD projector
      > > >
      > > > Hi there,
      > > > I got my hands on a hitachi lcd projector. Although it seems to
      > be
      > > > working allright for resolutions up to 1024x768 under windows, I
      > > > can't
      > > > get it working under linux at all. Anybody can help?
      > > > cheers,
      > > > George Gozadinos
      > > > gg@p...
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
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      > > >
      > > > Message: 3
      > > > Date: Tue, 04 Jul 2000 17:56:33 -0000
      > > > From: toraware@m...
      > > > Subject: suse 6.4 Install HANGS
      > > >
      > > >
      > b"h
      > > >
      > > > I tried loading my Latitude CPi D300XT with Suse 6.4 because
      > > > this distribution is supposed to have the most drivers and from
      > the
      > > > install it should be "ready to go". At the end of setup it asked
      > me
      > > > to reboot; I did. The system hung after the following lines:
      > > >
      > > > Starting syslog services ----> done
      > > > PCMCIA: Starting services
      > > > PCMCIA: using scheme: suse
      > > >
      > > > The next reboot, which of course was doomed to fail, ended with
      > the
      > > > following lines:
      > > >
      > > > Loading keymap qwerty/us.map.gz -->failed
      > > > fsck failed. Please repair manually and reboot
      > > > Give root password to login:
      > > > (repair filesystem) #
      > > >
      > > > I have no docking station; Only a 56K modem; 128 Meg RAM and 6
      > Gig
      > > > hard disk (wiped clean of Windows). Not networked.
      > > >
      > > > Would appreciate your help - Meir
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
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      > > >
      > > > Message: 4
      > > > Date: Tue, 04 Jul 2000 11:47:23 -0700
      > > > From: Michel Berkelaar <michel@M...>
      > > > Subject: Re: suse 6.4 Install HANGS
      > > >
      > > > Boot from floppy (you made a rescue floppy, right?), then run fsck
      > > > manually on the root partition of the hard drive (something like
      > "fsck
      > > > -y /dev/hda1", be sure to get the right drive name).
      > > >
      > > > Now pray, and hope fsck does not have to remove too many files.
      > Removed
      > > > files will end up in /lost+found. Try to boot again after a
      > sucessful
      > > > fsck run.
      > > >
      > > > If this fails, you will have to reinstall from scratch.
      > > >
      > > > Good luck,
      > > >
      > > > Michel Berkelaar
      > > >
      > > > toraware@m... wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > >
      >
      > b"h
      > > > >
      > > > > I tried loading my Latitude CPi D300XT with Suse 6.4 because
      > > > > this distribution is supposed to have the most drivers and from
      > the
      > > > > install it should be "ready to go". At the end of setup it
      > asked me
      > > > > to reboot; I did. The system hung after the following lines:
      > > > >
      > > > > Starting syslog services ----> done
      > > > > PCMCIA: Starting services
      > > > > PCMCIA: using scheme: suse
      > > > >
      > > > > The next reboot, which of course was doomed to fail, ended with
      > the
      > > > > following lines:
      > > > >
      > > > > Loading keymap qwerty/us.map.gz -->failed
      > > > > fsck failed. Please repair manually and reboot
      > > > > Give root password to login:
      > > > > (repair filesystem) #
      > > > >
      > > > > I have no docking station; Only a 56K modem; 128 Meg RAM and 6
      > Gig
      > > > > hard disk (wiped clean of Windows). Not networked.
      > > > >
      > > > > Would appreciate your help - Meir
      > > > >
      > > > >
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      > > > Message: 5
      > > > Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2000 23:49:38 +0200
      > > > From: "Jean Huveneers" <jeanhuveneers@g...>
      > > > Subject: RE: RedHat 6.2 & Inspiron 7500
      > > >
      > > > > On Tue, 04 Jul 2000, you wrote:
      > > > > > I have an Inspiron 7500 with the ATI Rage Mobility card.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > I have just installed RedHat 6.2 and am having the hardest
      > time
      > > > > > configuring the X windows.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > I did some research on the web and found Steve Hsieh's
      > > > > instruction. I
      > > > > > followed his first method:
      > > > > >
      > > > > > http://www.eecs.umich.edu/~steveh/inspiron/x_method1.html
      > > > > >
      > > > > > I get no errors, however, I get NOTHING on my LCD.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > BUT...when I attach a monitor to my laptop, I get a descent
      > display
      > > > > > on the monitor.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Has anyone run into a similar problem and found a remedy for
      > this?
      > > >
      > > > > Hello
      > > > >
      > > > > I have been having the same problems with the I5000 and the
      > > > > ATI Mobility and
      > > > > Mandrake 7.0-2 and 7.1. I get a great display on both the
      > > > > monitor and the LCD
      > > > > panel. So far the only solution has been using a seperate
      > > > > monitor. The best
      > > > > part is nobody has been able to explain why the monitor trick
      > > > > works, that
      > > > > includes a couple of Linux guru's I know. A Suse install
      > > > > gave me a 16bpp
      > > > > 800x640. Its not too bad but I prefer the Mandrake, and that
      > > > > is way below the
      > > > > monitors cababilities.
      > > > >
      > > > > Tried all the tricks found about the web. Nothing is
      > > > > working.......but if I
      > > > > ever get this I'll definately post to the group.
      > > > >
      > > > > Also like to thank this group for all the suggestions I
      > > > > received. I tried them
      > > > > all........but I'm still black screened.
      > > > >
      > > > > Bill
      > > > >
      > > > Hi,
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > I had similar problems with the ATI Mobility on my Inspiron 3800
      > with
      > > > Caldera OpenLinux 2.3.
      > > > The only good working solution I found was downloading the new
      > XFree86 4.0
      > > > server.
      > > >
      > > > Jean
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
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