Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Not getting anywhere :( (xorg.conf for dell i8600, 1280 x 800)
- Well, it would hang and stuff, and I had to hard
But I installed a newer version of the nvidia driver,
and it seems to work now...
--- Haedn Thorn <lordhaedn@...> wrote:
> --- Florian Burkart <florian_burkart@...>
> > Hey guys,
> > I am really stuck on this, and am still not
> > anywhere.
> > The modelines that seem to work for others, don't
> > seem
> > to work for me...
> > If anyone of you has had such a problem, and /or
> > knows
> > the solution, please help me out a bit.
> > I attached both xorg.conf and the log.
> > Thanks for your time and help
> > Florian
> Well, one thing I noticed, though it shouldn't
> anything, is that your PCI reports a GF4 Ti4200 Go
> while your xorg.conf says GF-FX Go5200 ... But that
> just a free text string and is probably from someone
> elses file?
> Next is, the output says that your 1280x800 screen
> loaded successfully? What are you tryng to do? Does
> not display properly? I haven't had to mess with
> ModeLine's since WAY back in the day. Slackware has
> worked with the framebuffer out of the box for every
> different system I've installed it on since 9.0, and
> with a little effort I get the vendor specific bits
> working with accelleration (on both nVidia and ATi
> boards) I've had the least trouble with nVidia
> drivers. Have you run their install program and
> a compile? If you tell it not to check the web for
> appropriate driver it will force a compile and
> get one that should work very specifically with your
> setup. Have you tried with no ModeLines at all? Our
> drivers and hardware are becoming quite "smart" ...
> The monitor can tell the video card and drivers what
> it is capable of and then the video driver can pick
> the "best" mode for you. I'm not at one of my Linux
> boxes right, but I'm fairly certain I didn't even
> request a screen resolution on at least one of them.
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