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Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Not getting anywhere :( (xorg.conf for dell i8600, 1280 x 800)

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  • Florian Burkart
    Well, it would hang and stuff, and I had to hard reboot... But I installed a newer version of the nvidia driver, and it seems to work now... So thanks! ...
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 23, 2004
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      Well, it would hang and stuff, and I had to hard
      reboot...

      But I installed a newer version of the nvidia driver,
      and it seems to work now...

      So thanks!
      --- Haedn Thorn <lordhaedn@...> wrote:

      >
      > --- Florian Burkart <florian_burkart@...>
      > wrote:
      >
      > > Hey guys,
      > >
      > > I am really stuck on this, and am still not
      > getting
      > > 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
      > effect
      > anything, is that your PCI reports a GF4 Ti4200 Go
      > while your xorg.conf says GF-FX Go5200 ... But that
      > is
      > 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
      > it
      > 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
      > forced
      > a compile? If you tell it not to check the web for
      > the
      > appropriate driver it will force a compile and
      > you'll
      > 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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