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

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  • andy
    ... As Wiz Zumwalt would say, Don t ask a question you don t want to hear the answer to. (Thanx Rick Cook)
    Message 1 of 10 , Apr 2 5:30 PM
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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 2 of 10 , Apr 3 9:05 AM
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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 3 of 10 , Apr 7 1:02 PM
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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 4 of 10 , Apr 8 12:18 PM
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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 5 of 10 , Apr 11 5:25 AM
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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 6 of 10 , Apr 11 6:42 AM
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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 7 of 10 , Apr 11 12:55 PM
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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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