Inspiron 8000 & Latitude C800 @ 1400x1050 & Mandrake 7.2
I uploaded some files into a new path on egroups. You will find
some duplicate file compared with the stuff posted up to now by
other people. I try to collect the working stuff for the Latitude
C800 in one place. It seems to work the same way like on the
Here are my current findings and configs:
o Mandrake 7.2 does not allow to skip PCMCIA support during
installation in contrast to older Mandrake and RedHat
releases. If you want to install it anyway, take the
mdkinst_stage2.gz file from egroups. After copying your
first and optionally second Mandrake CD (or FTP stuff)
on your harddisk, overwrite the old mdkinst_stage2.gz file.
The new file has been patched to ignore PCMCIA completely.
I did not try to get PCMCIA running on the C800 since
I have everything on-board.
o You can get a decent resolution while booting by enabling
the VESA framebuffer driver in your kernel (it is enabled in
the installation kernel). To run 1280x1024, add 'vga=794' to
you lilo or grub parameters.
o I uploaded two XFree config files to run X based on the VESA
framebuffer driver @ 1280x1024. However that driver is not
accelerated. The hack-kernel from Mandrake 7.2 has problems
in compiling, so I did not try that kernel. The ati console
driver in 2.2.17 however does not seem to support the
ATI Rage 128 Mobility M4 chip.
o The accelerated X driver as well as a config have been posted
by other people. So the best results can be achived by putting
the r128 driver from egroups into your XFree 4.01 and installing
the X-config for the M4 chip I uploaded.
As soon as I get more stuff running or improve the configurations, I