[linux-dell-laptops] Re: Insprion8000 Display Configuration
> Dear Sir or Ma'am:Sir ;-) -> but Peter is enough :-)
> I have an 8000, and I installed LM8.0 quite easily, excepting thatI took this, too, but there seems to be a bug in my configs somewhere
> when I got to the X11 part of the install, I made sure to change my
> display type to "Generic LCD 1600x1200" (I have the 1600x1200 display,
> dont know what your display is).
> I did notice (I think) someone on list asking about loading andyes. That was me (among others, probably ..).
> booting Linux on a second HD, maybe you can explain how you did it.
That was an easy thing to do.
Against the infos of the support and the manual I didn't have to do
an bios-update. I just put the second hdd in the bay and booted from
cd-rom. I did partitioning by hand (no auto modes) and that was it. I
was a little bit disturbed by not being asked for what to do with
lilo (not a single question in the setup!) but it did it's work.
lilo was automatically writen to the mbr of hda and configured it to
boot linux as default, linux failsafe and nt as optional OS'. That
was that was I wanted. As I said, not a single keystroke came from my
side .. ;-).
When you're asking for booting from the 2nd drive directly, then this
is a bios-funtction.
> There are several people on this list whom have 8000s, and I wouldI#m not very familiar with yahoo-groups (usenet rules ;-) so I didn't
> expect a relatively healthy array of people to respond to your
> questions, and perhaps you could try some of the XF86config files
> already in the file area, and search through postings regarding the
> 8000. I doubt that LM8.0 is any different than configuring any other
> distribution using X11/4.x.x as its base.
even know that there is a file-area ...
I'll take a look and I allready have downloaded some config-files
that I will excamine this evening.
> I also would recommend the ltmodem drivers, if you have a built-inthat's very far on the bottom of my to-do-list :-)
> modem as they have been working pretty flawless for me as well (5.99 I
> think is the version I used)
I do need the buildt-in modem just for restarting my crashed win2k-
servers with pc-anywhere. So no hurry for getting it working under
> One last recommendation is to try the RPMs which Dell publishes forI#ll take a look, thx for the tip
> RedHat, as I am sure you are aware, Mandrake is a RedHat derivative.
> Good luck, and I hope this helps you out.let's see. I'm so used to the console just working every day with
servers and ssh that I'm really desperatly looking forward to use a
(that's german for somehow "clicky-colored") klicki-bunti interface
under linux with my beloved I8k :-)
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