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Re: [linux-dell-laptops] inspiron 5k problem

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  • Eric S. Johansson
    ... true, not horribly different. but I believe the problem is in the drivers not the config since *nothing* gives me lcd out when I can get video out. I ll
    Message 1 of 4 , Apr 28, 2005
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      Haedn Thorn wrote:
      > --- Ben Anderson <benanderson.us@...> wrote:
      >
      >>Eric,
      >>one thing I always do when installing gentoo (don't
      >>know if it's the
      >>best way to do it or not, but it seems to work ok)
      >>is boot the
      >>computer with knoppix. Knoppix has always detected
      >>the display
      >>information correctly for me. Then save the
      >>xf86config file and use
      >>that. Oh shoot - you want xorg don't you? Well, I
      >>haven't booted
      >>knoppix in a while but I heard debian is still using
      >>xfree. Is the new
      >>suse xorg? There's a live dvd you can find in the
      >>torrent. Maybe
      >>that would generate the xorg config file for you.
      >
      >
      > I believe the file formats for xorg and xfree are
      > nearly identical. You should be able to at least start
      > with one and come to the other with fairly little effort.

      true, not horribly different. but I believe the problem is in the
      drivers not the config since *nothing* gives me lcd out when I can get
      video out.

      I'll try the config in a few days when I can pay attention..

      --- eric
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