Re: Inspiron 8100/Radeon 7500 and Mandrake 8.2
could you please explain in a little detail how exactly i should get the X system up and running on
the above system (Inspiron 8100, Radeon 7500, Mandrake 8.2).
I appreciate it very much.
--- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., "mowgli435" <mowgli435@y...> wrote:
> > I am having this same problem. I install XFree86 4.2.0 clean from
> > Mandrake 8.2 then any time I try to go to x (either during the
> > install, or with XFdrake later) I get a black screen. I have tried
> > multiple monitors and multiple resolutions, no joy.
> > Some people say 4.2 provides support for this card, but I have yet to
> > get it working. I have been running linux on my Inspiron 7000 for
> > almost 3 years, but today I feel like the day I started.
> > -dennis
> OK, After the initial shock of feeling like a complete dope I will
> I was changing XFConfig instead of XFConfig-4 as is clearly shown in
> the logs.
> So to get X up on an 8100 with Mandrake 8.2 and a Radeon 7500, add
> Option "NoAccel"
> under the Device section for "ATI Radeon" in /etc/X11/XFConfig-4
> If anyone wants a step by step howto from partioning to first KDE
> boot, I will certainly type one up.
> Sorry to waste bandwidth.
- In [linux-dell-laptops] Re: Inspiron 8100/Radeon 7500 and Mandrake 8.2, on Thu, 02 May 2002 10:39,
> So to get X up on an 8100 with Mandrake 8.2 and a Radeon 7500, addI am struggling with this. I have added the "noaccel" option and it works in that the
> Option "NoAccel"
screen no longer hangs BUT
As i have posted to the list I have a slow screen and wavy scrolling.
So I'd be really keen to see you XFConfig-4 if you have it working well.
I have the 1600x1200 screen that may be a factor.
Also what does the "noaccel" imply? Was the screen accelerated before under mandrake 8.1?
I have now installed the Gatos driver to no avail.