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  • marc van duivenvoorde
    Does anyone have a working XF86Config file for a dell inspiron 8000 running Suse 7.2 I tried a lot to get my X running and it doesn t seem to do so. I only get
    Message 1 of 6 , Sep 4, 2001
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      Does anyone have a working XF86Config file for a dell inspiron 8000
      running Suse 7.2 I tried a lot to get my X running and it doesn't seem
      to do so. I only get a black or red screen with some lines in it. I did
      install the nvidia drivers for Suse 7.2 but it didn't help. Help wanted
      please.

      And another question, why won't my custom kernels boot if I don't have
      generic scsi support compiled in it, the inspiron 8000 doesn't have any
      scsi hardware or does it.

      thanx,

      Marc van Duivenvoorde
    • hadig@slac.stanford.edu
      Hi Marc, you need XFree 4.x, which is included on SuSE 7.1 and higher. Use the switch_xf86-4 or so command in /usr/X11R6/bin (or so). In addition you will find
      Message 2 of 6 , Sep 4, 2001
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        Hi Marc,

        you need XFree 4.x, which is included on SuSE 7.1 and higher.
        Use the switch_xf86-4 or so command in /usr/X11R6/bin (or so).

        In addition you will find some more information for the NVidia
        card in the FAQ in the files section of this group as well as
        several XF86 configs.

        You will have to send which screen version you have (1400x, or 1600x)
        in order to get the right XConfig file...

        Concerning SCSI: I have a custom kernel without SCSI, it boots fine ...
        where does yours stop ?

        Please note that the PCMCIA part is a bit tricky ... see the FAQ in the
        files section.

        > Does anyone have a working XF86Config file for a dell inspiron 8000
        > running Suse 7.2 I tried a lot to get my X running and it doesn't seem
        > to do so. I only get a black or red screen with some lines in it. I did
        > install the nvidia drivers for Suse 7.2 but it didn't help. Help wanted
        > please.
        >
        > And another question, why won't my custom kernels boot if I don't have
        > generic scsi support compiled in it, the inspiron 8000 doesn't have any
        > scsi hardware or does it.
        >
        > thanx,
        >
        > Marc van Duivenvoorde
        >
        >
        >
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        Ciao
        Thomas

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      • marc van duivenvoorde
        Hi Marc, you need XFree 4.x, which is included on SuSE 7.1 and higher. Use the switch_xf86-4 or so command in /usr/X11R6/bin (or so). -- I only installed Xfree
        Message 3 of 6 , Sep 5, 2001
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          Hi Marc,

          you need XFree 4.x, which is included on SuSE 7.1 and higher.
          Use the switch_xf86-4 or so command in /usr/X11R6/bin (or so).

          -- I only installed Xfree 4 (standard in suse 7.2)

          In addition you will find some more information for the NVidia
          card in the FAQ in the files section of this group as well as
          several XF86 configs.

          You will have to send which screen version you have (1400x, or 1600x)
          in order to get the right XConfig file...

          -- The 1400x1050 with a Geforce go card

          Concerning SCSI: I have a custom kernel without SCSI, it boots fine ...
          where does yours stop ?

          -- it stop immediately after showing the loding newkernel......... (all
          I get is a black screen). When I compile general scsi support it halts
          at the PCMCIA part, which I don't use so I just put the use of PCMCIA
          in /etc/rc.config to no as well as usb support.

          Please note that the PCMCIA part is a bit tricky ... see the FAQ in the
          files section.

          > Does anyone have a working XF86Config file for a dell inspiron 8000
          > running Suse 7.2 I tried a lot to get my X running and it doesn't
          seem
          > to do so. I only get a black or red screen with some lines in it. I
          did
          > install the nvidia drivers for Suse 7.2 but it didn't help. Help
          wanted
          > please.
          >
          > And another question, why won't my custom kernels boot if I don't
          have
          > generic scsi support compiled in it, the inspiron 8000 doesn't have
          any
          > scsi hardware or does it.
          >
          > thanx,
          >
          > Marc van Duivenvoorde
        • marc van duivenvoorde
          Here s a part of my logfile. [19] -1 0x0000e800 - 0x0000e8ff (0x100) IX[B] [20] -1 0x0000ecb8 - 0x0000ecbf (0x8) IX[B] [21] -1 0x0000ecc0 - 0x0000ecff (0x40)
          Message 4 of 6 , Sep 5, 2001
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            Here's a part of my logfile.


            [19] -1 0x0000e800 - 0x0000e8ff (0x100) IX[B]
            [20] -1 0x0000ecb8 - 0x0000ecbf (0x8) IX[B]
            [21] -1 0x0000ecc0 - 0x0000ecff (0x40) IX[B]
            [22] -1 0x0000dc00 - 0x0000dcff (0x100) IX[B]
            [23] -1 0x0000bce0 - 0x0000bcff (0x20) IX[B]
            [24] -1 0x0000bfa0 - 0x0000bfaf (0x10) IX[B]
            [25] 0 0x000003b0 - 0x000003bb (0xc) IS[B]
            [26] 0 0x000003c0 - 0x000003df (0x20) IS[B]
            (II) Setting vga for screen 0.
            (II) Loading sub module "vgahw"
            (II) LoadModule: "vgahw"
            (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
            (II) Module vgahw: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
            compiled for 4.0.3, module version = 0.1.0
            ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.3
            (**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 16, (**) framebuffer bpp 16
            (==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 565
            (==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
            (==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
            (**) NVIDIA(0): Option "NvAGP" "1"
            (**) NVIDIA(0): Option "IgnoreEDID" "1"
            (**) NVIDIA(0): Use of NVIDIA internal AGP requested
            (**) NVIDIA(0): Ignoring EDIDs
            (--) NVIDIA(0): Linear framebuffer at 0xE0000000
            (--) NVIDIA(0): MMIO registers at 0xFC000000
            (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVdriver kernel module!
            (EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
            (II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
            (II) UnloadModule: "vgahw"
            (II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
            (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

            Fatal server error:
            no screens found

            When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
            the full server output, not just the last messages.
            This can be found in the log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log".
            Please report problems to feedback@....

            Marc van Duivenvoorde
          • hadig@slac.stanford.edu
            Hi Marc, you will find a matching X config file on http://www.the-one-brack.org/notebook/XF86Config.example For the kernel, here is my current configuration,
            Message 5 of 6 , Sep 5, 2001
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              Hi Marc,

              you will find a matching X config file on
              http://www.the-one-brack.org/notebook/XF86Config.example

              For the kernel, here is my current configuration, no SCSI enabled:
              http://www.slac.stanford.edu/~hadig/projects/dell/kernel.config

              > Hi Marc,
              >
              > you need XFree 4.x, which is included on SuSE 7.1 and higher.
              > Use the switch_xf86-4 or so command in /usr/X11R6/bin (or so).
              >
              > -- I only installed Xfree 4 (standard in suse 7.2)
              >
              > In addition you will find some more information for the NVidia
              > card in the FAQ in the files section of this group as well as
              > several XF86 configs.
              >
              > You will have to send which screen version you have (1400x, or 1600x)
              > in order to get the right XConfig file...
              >
              > -- The 1400x1050 with a Geforce go card
              >
              > Concerning SCSI: I have a custom kernel without SCSI, it boots fine ...
              > where does yours stop ?
              >
              > -- it stop immediately after showing the loding newkernel......... (all
              > I get is a black screen). When I compile general scsi support it halts
              > at the PCMCIA part, which I don't use so I just put the use of PCMCIA
              > in /etc/rc.config to no as well as usb support.
              >
              > Please note that the PCMCIA part is a bit tricky ... see the FAQ in the
              > files section.
              >
              > > Does anyone have a working XF86Config file for a dell inspiron 8000
              > > running Suse 7.2 I tried a lot to get my X running and it doesn't
              > seem
              > > to do so. I only get a black or red screen with some lines in it. I
              > did
              > > install the nvidia drivers for Suse 7.2 but it didn't help. Help
              > wanted
              > > please.
              > >
              > > And another question, why won't my custom kernels boot if I don't
              > have
              > > generic scsi support compiled in it, the inspiron 8000 doesn't have
              > any
              > > scsi hardware or does it.
              > >
              > > thanx,
              > >
              > > Marc van Duivenvoorde
              >
              >
              >
              > --------------------------------------------------------------
              > Please post your X config files in the group links or database
              > FAQ: http://www.whacked.net/ldl-faq
              >
              > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
              >
              >


              Ciao
              Thomas

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            • Rene Tschirley
              ... You did not include which nvidia kernel driver version you are using. If you downloaded the new release 10 (1.0-1512), download the Release Notes
              Message 6 of 6 , Sep 6, 2001
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                marc van duivenvoorde:
                > (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVdriver kernel module!
                > (EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***

                You did not include which nvidia kernel driver version you are using. If
                you downloaded the new release 10 (1.0-1512), download the Release Notes
                (http://www.nvidia.com/docs/lo/959/SUPP/NVLinuxReleaseNotes_1512.pdf). On
                page 42, your problem (and the solution) is listed. (The kernel module
                (NVdriver) is not loaded, check output of '/sbin/lsmod' and try to load
                it manually.)


                Bye,
                René

                --
                Dipl.-Inform. René Tschirley http://www.cs.tu-berlin.de/~pooh
                TU Berlin, Computer Graphics and Computer Assisted Medicine research group
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