Re: X-Windows on Inspiron 5000e
- Thanks -- it was the vga= in lilo.conf that did the trick...
--- In email@example.com, Carsten Borchardt
> leonard@c... wrote:tried
> > I have a 5000e running rh7 and I'm having the same issue. I've
> > all versions of r128_drv.o and combinations with the XF86Configsperfectly".
> > available from the e-groups file archive. I also tried the latest
> > rawhide version of XFree86 and I have the same problem.
> > BTW, I have apm disabled.
> > I notice that the people running Mandrake say it "works
> > Does anyone with Mandrake have this freeze on exit problem? Ifnot,
> > do you know if the Mandrake XFree RPMs will work on rh7?for
> i use the mandrake rpm's on a redhat 7 system - works fine.
> there was only a small problem with starting up the x-font-server,
> i had to change one line in the file
> find the line
> daemon --user xfs xfs -port -1 -daemon
> daemon xfs -daemon -droppriv
> i do not know if i have i potential security hole now, but it works
> with the current development-xfree4.0.1f version mandrake has on its
> ftp servers the 3d acceleration works fine, too.
> i do not have any 'freeze on exit problem', but in the beginning i
> i got rid of them by fiddling around with the vga-boot-mode var insupport.
> /etc/lilo.conf. i tried 'vga=2' and now i work with 'vga=794'.
> by switching to a non-standard vga-mode this 'freeze' has gone.
> WARNING: to use 'vga=794' you need a kernel with frame buffer
> have fun
> > --------------------------------------------------------------
> > Please post your X config files in the group links or database
I noticed your post on the "freeze on exit", I have the same problem
on RH6.2 with Xfree 4.0.2. I have tried playing with the vga setting
in the lilo.conf with no luck. Did you get this resolved ? If so what
was the fix ?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, pelton@m... wrote:
> I have X(4.0) running well on the 5000e, except for an occasional
> freeze on exit, requiring a hard reboot. I saw this mentioned awhile
> ago in this group but didn't see any conclusion. This seems to
> regardless of the driver file used - I got the updated r128_drv.o
> Jeff Lessem's page and have tried both - and regardless of any
> resolution/refresh setting changes. I've seen a lot of posts trying
> get the resolution to 1400x1050, but that is not a concern, I just
> need it to exit cleanly.
> Is anybody else having this problem? Is there a fix?
> Thanks for any help!