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Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Inspiron 8k and redhat 6.1

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  • Richard L. Allbery
    What s even more curious is I have a similar problem on an 8ki with Red Hat 7.2! Worked fine on 7.1. I still have no solution.
    Message 1 of 10 , Apr 2, 2002
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      What's even more curious is I have a similar problem on an 8ki with Red
      Hat 7.2! Worked fine on 7.1. I still have no solution.


      > i'm curious...why are you trying to install 6.1... that's years old..
      >
      > -steve
      >
      > On Tue, Apr 02, 2002 at 11:24:23PM -0000, prometheusj2002 wrote:
      > > Have installed redhat 6.1 on my inspiron 8k. Everything went fine and
      > > it's all working alright except when I tried to set up Xwindows.
      > > Nothing worked so I downloaded ther latest version of XFree86
      > > installed that and still can't get it to work. Every time I try to
      > > probe something the screen blacks out and the system hangs. What do I
      > > need to do to fix this problem and to get the GUI working or is this
      > > just a lost cause?
      > >
      > > System:
      > > PIII 850mhz
      > > 20G
      > > 128mb RAM
      > > ATI RAGE MOBILITY 128 AGP 4x Graphics Adapter
      > > ESS Maestro PCI Audio (WDM)
      > >
      > > Panel: Max. Supported Res. 1400 x 1050
      > > Max. Supported Refresh Rate 60Hz
    • andy
      ... As Wiz Zumwalt would say, Don t ask a question you don t want to hear the answer to. (Thanx Rick Cook)
      Message 2 of 10 , Apr 2, 2002
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        On Tuesday 02 April 2002 06:40 pm, you wrote:
        > i'm curious...why are you trying to install 6.1... that's years old..
        >

        As Wiz Zumwalt would say, "Don't ask a question you don't want to hear the
        answer to." (Thanx Rick Cook)

        > -steve
        >
        > On Tue, Apr 02, 2002 at 11:24:23PM -0000, prometheusj2002 wrote:
        > > Have installed redhat 6.1 on my inspiron 8k. Everything went fine and
        > > it's all working alright except when I tried to set up Xwindows.
        > > Nothing worked so I downloaded ther latest version of XFree86
        > > installed that and still can't get it to work. Every time I try to
        > > probe something the screen blacks out and the system hangs. What do I
        > > need to do to fix this problem and to get the GUI working or is this
        > > just a lost cause?
        > >
        > > System:
        > > PIII 850mhz
        > > 20G
        > > 128mb RAM
        > > ATI RAGE MOBILITY 128 AGP 4x Graphics Adapter
        > > ESS Maestro PCI Audio (WDM)
        > >
        > > Panel: Max. Supported Res. 1400 x 1050
        > > Max. Supported Refresh Rate 60Hz
      • prometheusj2002
        I bought it about 2 years ago for and old desktop I have and just thought it would be handy to have on the laptop but if it doesn t work it doesn t work.
        Message 3 of 10 , Apr 3, 2002
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          I bought it about 2 years ago for and old desktop I have and just
          thought it would be handy to have on the laptop but if it doesn't
          work it doesn't work.

          Thanks.

          --- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., Stephen Lau <ldl@g...> wrote:
          > i'm curious...why are you trying to install 6.1... that's years
          old..
          >
          > -steve
          >
          > On Tue, Apr 02, 2002 at 11:24:23PM -0000, prometheusj2002 wrote:
          > > Have installed redhat 6.1 on my inspiron 8k. Everything went fine
          and
          > > it's all working alright except when I tried to set up Xwindows.
          > > Nothing worked so I downloaded ther latest version of XFree86
          > > installed that and still can't get it to work. Every time I try
          to
          > > probe something the screen blacks out and the system hangs. What
          do I
          > > need to do to fix this problem and to get the GUI working or is
          this
          > > just a lost cause?
          > >
          > > System:
          > > PIII 850mhz
          > > 20G
          > > 128mb RAM
          > > ATI RAGE MOBILITY 128 AGP 4x Graphics Adapter
          > > ESS Maestro PCI Audio (WDM)
          > >
          > > Panel: Max. Supported Res. 1400 x 1050
          > > Max. Supported Refresh Rate 60Hz
          > >
          > >
          >
          > --
          > stephen lau :: [ldl@g...] :: gpg key id: 0x09E5CD21
          > http://www.whacked.net/oss/ldl
        • Ryurick M. Hristev
          ... [...] ... The 1400x1050 is unusual and so not in the XFree database You need to insert the Modeline by hand. For XFree 4.* put the following in the
          Message 4 of 10 , Apr 7, 2002
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            On Wed, 3 Apr 2002, prometheusj2002 wrote:

            > I bought it about 2 years ago for and old desktop I have and just
            > thought it would be handy to have on the laptop but if it doesn't
            > work it doesn't work.

            [...]

            > > > just a lost cause?
            > > >
            > > > System:
            > > > PIII 850mhz
            > > > 20G
            > > > 128mb RAM
            > > > ATI RAGE MOBILITY 128 AGP 4x Graphics Adapter
            > > > ESS Maestro PCI Audio (WDM)
            > > >
            > > > Panel: Max. Supported Res. 1400 x 1050
            > > > Max. Supported Refresh Rate 60Hz

            The 1400x1050 is unusual and so not in the XFree "database"
            You need to insert the "Modeline" by hand. For XFree 4.* put the following
            in the XF86Config-4 (for I8k only!):

            Section "Monitor"
            Identifier "LCD"
            VendorName "Dell Inspiron 8000"
            ModelName "SXGA 15in"
            HorizSync 31.5 - 90.0
            VertRefresh 60.0
            Modeline "1400x1050" 108.000 1400 1448 1462 1688 1050 1050 1053 1066
            # Gamma 0.95 0.95 0.80
            EndSection

            then run 'X -probeonly > output 2>&1' and examine the output.

            You could also try the "subpixel" antialiasing, in XftConfig add:

            match edit rgba=rgb;

            Cheers,
            --
            Ryurick M. Hristev mailto:r.hristev@...
            Computer Systems Manager
            University of Canterbury, Physics & Astronomy Dept., New Zealand
          • Tim Roberts
            On Mon, 08 Apr 2002 08:02:47 +1200 (NZST), Ryurick M. Hristev ... Actually, starting with version 4.1.0, stock XFree86 DOES include several 1400x1050 timings
            Message 5 of 10 , Apr 8, 2002
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              On Mon, 08 Apr 2002 08:02:47 +1200 (NZST), "Ryurick M. Hristev"
              <r.hristev@...> wrote:
              >
              >The 1400x1050 is unusual and so not in the XFree "database"
              >You need to insert the "Modeline" by hand. For XFree 4.* put the following
              >in the XF86Config-4 (for I8k only!):

              Actually, starting with version 4.1.0, stock XFree86 DOES include several
              1400x1050 timings (60Hz, 70Hz, and 75Hz) in the default timing list. I know,
              because I added them...


              --
              - Tim Roberts, timr@...
              Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
            • prometheusj2002
              ... following ... 1050 1053 1066
              Message 6 of 10 , Apr 11, 2002
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                --- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., "Ryurick M. Hristev" <r.hristev@p...>
                wrote:
                > On Wed, 3 Apr 2002, prometheusj2002 wrote:
                >
                > > I bought it about 2 years ago for and old desktop I have and just
                > > thought it would be handy to have on the laptop but if it doesn't
                > > work it doesn't work.
                >
                > [...]
                >
                > > > > just a lost cause?
                > > > >
                > > > > System:
                > > > > PIII 850mhz
                > > > > 20G
                > > > > 128mb RAM
                > > > > ATI RAGE MOBILITY 128 AGP 4x Graphics Adapter
                > > > > ESS Maestro PCI Audio (WDM)
                > > > >
                > > > > Panel: Max. Supported Res. 1400 x 1050
                > > > > Max. Supported Refresh Rate 60Hz
                >
                > The 1400x1050 is unusual and so not in the XFree "database"
                > You need to insert the "Modeline" by hand. For XFree 4.* put the
                following
                > in the XF86Config-4 (for I8k only!):
                >
                > Section "Monitor"
                > Identifier "LCD"
                > VendorName "Dell Inspiron 8000"
                > ModelName "SXGA 15in"
                > HorizSync 31.5 - 90.0
                > VertRefresh 60.0
                > Modeline "1400x1050" 108.000 1400 1448 1462 1688 1050
                1050 1053 1066
                > # Gamma 0.95 0.95 0.80
                > EndSection
                >
                > then run 'X -probeonly > output 2>&1' and examine the output.
                >
                > You could also try the "subpixel" antialiasing, in XftConfig add:
                >
                > match edit rgba=rgb;
                >
                > Cheers,
                > --
                > Ryurick M. Hristev mailto:r.hristev@p...
                > Computer Systems Manager
                > University of Canterbury, Physics & Astronomy Dept., New Zealand
              • prometheusj2002
                Did what you said to do but now when I try to run X -probeonly output 2 &1 I get an error message saying X: /lib/libc.so.6: version GLIBC_2.2 not found
                Message 7 of 10 , Apr 11, 2002
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                  Did what you said to do but now when I try to run 'X -probeonly >
                  output 2>&1' I get an error message saying "X: /lib/libc.so.6:
                  version 'GLIBC_2.2' not found (required by X)" what do I have to do
                  to fix this?

                  --- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., "prometheusj2002"
                  <prometheusj2002@y...> wrote:
                  > --- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., "Ryurick M. Hristev"
                  <r.hristev@p...>
                  > wrote:
                  > > On Wed, 3 Apr 2002, prometheusj2002 wrote:
                  > >
                  > > > I bought it about 2 years ago for and old desktop I have and
                  just
                  > > > thought it would be handy to have on the laptop but if it
                  doesn't
                  > > > work it doesn't work.
                  > >
                  > > [...]
                  > >
                  > > > > > just a lost cause?
                  > > > > >
                  > > > > > System:
                  > > > > > PIII 850mhz
                  > > > > > 20G
                  > > > > > 128mb RAM
                  > > > > > ATI RAGE MOBILITY 128 AGP 4x Graphics Adapter
                  > > > > > ESS Maestro PCI Audio (WDM)
                  > > > > >
                  > > > > > Panel: Max. Supported Res. 1400 x 1050
                  > > > > > Max. Supported Refresh Rate 60Hz
                  > >
                  > > The 1400x1050 is unusual and so not in the XFree "database"
                  > > You need to insert the "Modeline" by hand. For XFree 4.* put the
                  > following
                  > > in the XF86Config-4 (for I8k only!):
                  > >
                  > > Section "Monitor"
                  > > Identifier "LCD"
                  > > VendorName "Dell Inspiron 8000"
                  > > ModelName "SXGA 15in"
                  > > HorizSync 31.5 - 90.0
                  > > VertRefresh 60.0
                  > > Modeline "1400x1050" 108.000 1400 1448 1462 1688
                  1050
                  > 1050 1053 1066
                  > > # Gamma 0.95 0.95 0.80
                  > > EndSection
                  > >
                  > > then run 'X -probeonly > output 2>&1' and examine the output.
                  > >
                  > > You could also try the "subpixel" antialiasing, in XftConfig add:
                  > >
                  > > match edit rgba=rgb;
                  > >
                  > > Cheers,
                  > > --
                  > > Ryurick M. Hristev mailto:r.hristev@p...
                  > > Computer Systems Manager
                  > > University of Canterbury, Physics & Astronomy Dept., New Zealand
                • Ryurick M. Hristev
                  ... Your version of X (wherever you got it from) is probably too new for the rest of the system. Either: a. try installing a reasonable updated distro (e.g.
                  Message 8 of 10 , Apr 11, 2002
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                    On Thu, 11 Apr 2002, prometheusj2002 wrote:

                    > Did what you said to do but now when I try to run 'X -probeonly >
                    > output 2>&1' I get an error message saying "X: /lib/libc.so.6:
                    > version 'GLIBC_2.2' not found (required by X)" what do I have to do
                    > to fix this?

                    Your version of X (wherever you got it from) is probably too new
                    for the rest of the system. Either:

                    a. try installing a reasonable updated distro
                    (e.g. RedHat 7.2 or whatever)
                    b. use the X provided by the current distro you are using
                    c. get someone to help you directly (maybe there is a Linux club
                    around where you live ?)

                    Cheers,
                    --
                    Ryurick M. Hristev mailto:r.hristev@...
                    Computer Systems Manager
                    University of Canterbury, Physics & Astronomy Dept., New Zealand
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