Re: Inspiron 1100
- I have read the last few mails concerning inspiron 1100 thats been mailed
to this list. I did this after i hade trouble i have had Suse 8.2 on my
inspiron running 2.6.0_testx and 2.6.0 for many months without problems,
suse has xfree 4.3.0-?something (cant remenber). I just didnt like Yast in
the way i install software. So i wanted to try Gentoo. I have X-working
but only i 8-bit mode. I get hard freezes of the machine after witch
NOTHING works. In 8-bit mode no proiblemos (no freezes), but when i use
xf86cfg to use another defaultmode i cant even get out of it without
saving. Or the machine hardfreezes after i start kdm (and i see the
AGP support compiled in
DRI as module((i830) but i get this even when module is not loaded)
the chipset and the bios might be the culprit here i suppose, but i had no
problems with 4.3.0 and 2.6.0 and same hardware and bios(a23) in Suse?!?!?
Any ideas around this?
BTW i have a prety basic XF86Config-file without synaptic specific
options etc, and i have dri module in it also. Does anybody have a
better solution than trying to drop features from X?
Sometimes then i get out of xf86cfg i see and SIGILL message (from a
thanks in advance
> Message: 7
> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 13:51:56 +1100 (EST)
> From: rod miller <aspiln2000@...>
> Subject: Re: Inspiron 1100
> --- Damien Solley <dsolley@...>
> aspiln2000 wrote:
> > hi,
> > I tried installing Debian linux like it said on :
> > http://geocities.com/randomnumbergenerator2001/
> > I installed woody first, then upgraded to a testing
> / unstable mix
> > using the sarge cd's. I then installed XFree 4.3 and
> also the 845
> > patch as my laptop has the A20 range of bios.
> However X still doesnt
> > seem to work. The only thing i can think off is the
> kernel. The
> > kernel currently running is still the one woody
> provides. Do i need
> > to upgrade to another kernel for X to work or is it
> something else
> > im missing?
> > thanks in advance!
> > aspiln
> on the hard disk in the I1100. You can easily download
> a 2.4.23 kernel
> package from the debian repository and install that.
> Anyway, for now just check that all modules are loaded
> (modprobe i830,
> i810 and agpgart at least). Then install the
> autodetection packages
> ("apt-get install mdetect read-edid). If you have
> already run 845patch
> (and it has reported "Successfully setting size to
> XXXXX kB) then you
> can move straight on to configuring X. To do this, run
> Hope you have some success with this. If not, report
> any error messages
> or whatever back to the list.
I run Gentoo on my Dell Inspiron 1100 with the following (relavant) configuration:
- Kernel 2.6.9-r1
- VesaFB for framebuffer in console mode
- vga=773 passed to the kernel at boot from GRUB
- X.org 6.8.0
- 1024×768 video resolution set in xorg.conf
I have the Inspiron 1100, and I would LOVez to put linux on it. That
being said, I have tried a RedHat install, and I have used a LiveCD.
(Knoppix) in each case, I get a small video screen in the middle
instead of using the entire video display. What distro seems better
suited for this make of laptop?
Please post your X config files in the group links or database
To unsubscribe, email: email@example.com