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Re: [linux-dell-laptops] working XF86Config for an inspiron 8000

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  • 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 1 of 6 , Sep 4, 2001
      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 2 of 6 , Sep 5, 2001
        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 3 of 6 , Sep 5, 2001
          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 4 of 6 , Sep 5, 2001
            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 5 of 6 , Sep 6, 2001
              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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