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[linux-dell-laptops] ESS Maestro2E & ATI Rage Mobility-P

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  • Chad Corkrum
    ... 600MHz PIII w/Intel Speedstep 128MB SDRAM ATI Rage Mobility-P (8MB) ESS Maestro2E 15 SXGA+ (max res: 1400x1050) Internal 56Kbps LT WinModem (Lucent) 6x
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 16, 2000
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      Well i recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 5000, with:

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      600MHz PIII w/Intel Speedstep
      128MB SDRAM
      ATI Rage Mobility-P (8MB)
      ESS Maestro2E
      15" SXGA+ (max res: 1400x1050)
      Internal 56Kbps LT WinModem (Lucent)
      6x DVD-ROM
      100MB Iomega Zip
      ------------------------------------

      Well first thing first i guess it took me about 3 days to get things
      working

      for the ESS Maestro2E sound you will need the 2.2.14 kernel or higher
      with the ESS Maestro module or built in configured, if built as a
      module in /etc/conf.modules or /etc/rc.d/rc.modules, type:

      alias sound maestro

      Now for the built in LT WinModem it is not supported Lucent has
      released a binary only kernel module witch you can find on:
      www.linmodem.org, and to get rid of the kernel mismatch nag in the
      /etc/rc.d/rc.local edit the insmod -f ltmodem to inmod -skf ltmodem it
      appends the error to the syslog instead of the terminal

      Onto the graphics card the easyest would be to say upgrade to
      XFree86-3.3.6 or 4.0 if your not already running it, the ATI Rage
      Mobility-P/M are natively supported in the XF86_Mach64 driver, as for
      the evil 15" monitor thats a little more of a pain, so i will append
      what:

      # File generated by XConfigurator.

      # **********************************************************************
      # Refer to the XF86Config(4/5) man page for details about the format of
      # this file.
      # **********************************************************************

      # **********************************************************************
      # Files section. This allows default font and rgb paths to be set
      # **********************************************************************

      Section "Files"

      # The location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
      # file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
      # no need to change the default.

      RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

      # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
      # By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
      # the X server to render fonts.

      FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType"
      FontPath "unix/:-1"

      EndSection

      # **********************************************************************
      # Server flags section.
      # **********************************************************************

      Section "ServerFlags"

      # Uncomment this to cause a core dump at the spot where a signal is
      # received. This may leave the console in an unusable state, but
      may
      # provide a better stack trace in the core dump to aid in debugging
      #NoTrapSignals

      # Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><BS> server abort
      sequence
      # This allows clients to receive this key event.
      #DontZap

      # Uncomment this to disable the <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> mode
      switching
      # sequences. This allows clients to receive these key events.
      #DontZoom

      EndSection

      # **********************************************************************
      # Input devices
      # **********************************************************************

      # **********************************************************************
      # Keyboard section
      # **********************************************************************

      Section "Keyboard"

      Protocol "Standard"

      # when using XQUEUE, comment out the above line, and uncomment the
      # following line
      #Protocol "Xqueue"

      AutoRepeat 500 5

      # Let the server do the NumLock processing. This should only be
      # required when using pre-R6 clients
      #ServerNumLock

      # Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with
      xset(1))
      #Xleds 1 2 3

      #To set the LeftAlt to Meta, RightAlt key to ModeShift,
      #RightCtl key to Compose, and ScrollLock key to ModeLock:

      LeftAlt Meta
      RightAlt Meta
      ScrollLock Compose
      RightCtl Control

      # To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.

      # XkbDisable

      # To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
      # lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
      # keyboard, you will probably want to use:
      # XkbModel "pc102"
      # If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
      # XkbModel "microsoft"
      #
      # Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
      # For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
      # XkbLayout "de"
      # or:
      # XkbLayout "de"
      # XkbVariant "nodeadkeys"
      #
      # If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
      # control keys, use:
      # XkbOptions "ctrl:swapcaps"

      # These are the default XKB settings for XFree86
      # XkbRules "xfree86"
      # XkbModel "pc101"
      # XkbLayout "us"
      # XkbVariant ""
      # XkbOptions ""

      XkbKeycodes "xfree86"
      XkbTypes "default"
      XkbCompat "default"
      XkbSymbols "us(pc101)"
      XkbGeometry "pc"
      XkbRules "xfree86"
      XkbModel "pc101"
      XkbLayout "us"
      EndSection

      # **********************************************************************
      # Pointer section
      # **********************************************************************

      Section "Pointer"
      Protocol "PS/2"
      Device "/dev/mouse"

      # When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
      # the following line.

      # Protocol "Xqueue"

      # Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice

      # BaudRate 9600
      # SampleRate 150

      # Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice
      # Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)

      Emulate3Buttons
      Emulate3Timeout 50

      # ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice

      # ChordMiddle

      EndSection


      # **********************************************************************
      # Monitor section
      # **********************************************************************

      # Any number of monitor sections may be present

      Section "Monitor"
      Identifier "LCD Panel"
      VendorName "IBM"
      ModelName "ITSX93"
      HorizSync 30-100
      VertRefresh 50-100
      ModeLine "1400x1050" 107 1400 1464 1784 1912 1050 1052 1064 1090
      EndSection


      # **********************************************************************
      # Graphics device section
      # **********************************************************************

      # Any number of graphics device sections may be present

      Section "Device"
      Identifier "ATI Rage Mobility-P"
      VendorName "Unknown"
      BoardName "Unknown"
      VideoRam 8192
      # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
      EndSection


      # **********************************************************************
      # Screen sections
      # **********************************************************************

      # The accelerated server (Mach64)

      Section "Screen"
      Driver "accel"
      Device "ATI Rage Mobility-P"
      Monitor "LCD Panel"
      Subsection "Display"
      Depth 16
      Modes "1400x1050"
      ViewPort 0 0
      EndSubsection
      EndSection


      pretty much all you need is the last few sections, and the last part in
      lilo.conf you will have to put vga=2 or more like 791 for the 15" SXGA+
      but =2 will be enough to make x work.

      Well to conclude i have yet to mess with dvd and the zip drive but that
      will come soon i've been reading up on the atapi zip drive and the dvd
      player for linux and as for the irda i won't mess with for it's
      disabled and i have no ir devices.
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