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Re: [linux-dell-laptops] RE Inspiron 5000 and Linux-Mandrake

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  • Charly Baker
    vga= is a kernel option that sets the video card s graphics mode for text. vga=ask causes the kernel to display the valid options for your video card. For
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 30, 2000
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      vga= is a kernel option that sets the video card's graphics mode for
      text. vga=ask causes the kernel to display the valid options for your
      video card. For more info see man lilo.conf.

      Charly Baker

      Ilan Volow wrote:
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Bill O'Kane [mailto:wrokane@...]
      > Sent: Friday, June 30, 2000 4:05 AM
      > To: linux-dell-laptops@egroups.com
      > Subject: [linux-dell-laptops] Inspirion 5000 and
      > Linux-Mandrake
      >
      > >Hello
      >
      > >Has anybody had any luck getting X up and running
      > >with the Inspirion
      > 5000
      > >and Mandrake 7.0-2 or 7.1
      > >Have tried hacked servers, edited Config files,
      > >premade Config files,
      > >servers from other distros, nothing works.
      >
      > >Any leads would be greatly appreciated.
      >
      > >Thanks
      > >Bill
      >
      > The suggestion I followed when I encountered this
      > problem was to open up lilo.conf and change
      >
      > vga=normal
      >
      > to
      >
      > vga=2
      >
      > and then run /sbin/lilo
      >
      > X now runs seems to run ok. Of course, even after I
      > made this change to lilo.conf, there were one or two
      > resolution settings that acted funny, so you might
      > have to play around with the resolutions a little. I
      > have no idea what vga=2 does or whether it utilizes
      > the ATI chipset to its full potential. If anyone on
      > the list can shed some light on this, I'd be very
      > grateful.
      >
      > --Ilan
      >
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