Re: XFree86 conf. on Inspiron 5000e (1400x1050)
> Probably having the right kernel version is important too ?Hmm, good point. I'm using Mandrake 7.1 with a stock 2.2.15 kernel
> I have 2.2.14 - and had no success too so far.
... I think I'll try a newer kernel.
- Hmmm, I'm using SuSe 2.2.17. I attached my XFConfig file...
From: skoruppa@...-siegen.de [mailto:skoruppa@...-siegen.de]
Sent: Mittwoch, 4. Oktober 2000 16:54
Subject: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: XFree86 conf. on Inspiron 5000e
--- In email@example.com, mikesmith2000@y... wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Richard Hinrichs"
> > This works fine on my I5000e/1400x1050. Please read the attached
> > which is also included in the archive.
> Sorry if I'm being really dumb, but I can't get this to work at all
> my 1400x1050 i5000e - all I get is black screen or a bit of
Probably having the right kernel version is important too ?
I have 2.2.14 - and had no success too so far.
- --- In email@example.com, skoruppa@m... wrote:
> However, in addition there seems to be, say a apm - or more generalSpecifically, the CPU faults in BIOS code. I've heard reports that
> kernel, problem:
this is the result of a buggy BIOS that expects to be called in real
mode. When it isn't, it dies... Two of us sent independent bug reports
to the APM mailing list.. (You can see them off of:
which is also a repository for information for getting i5000e's to run
The APM problems are from the BIOS, not the kernel.
> Sometimes, during installation with yast2 (under SuSE 6.4) after theThis may be because your system autostart's xdm on bootup. (Or for a
> first reboot the system freezes, sometimes - in particular if I am
> going under windows in between - it works; however when it comes
> to the X-configuartion the I5000e freezes completely - independently
> if I am trying XFree 3.3... or Xfree4.0.1 and sax or sax2 or XF86Cfg
> or XF86Config.
test during installation) Then X destroys your console and you have to
reboot to get out. See the above URL, which also links to a howto I
wrote a couple weeks ago.
For reference, my systme is a i5000e 1600x1200, with a mostly-stock
debian install. (I custom-compiled xfree86 4.01 and included the new
See the above URL for configs