RE: [linux-dell-laptops] RedHat 6.2 & Inspiron 7500
> On Tue, 04 Jul 2000, you wrote:Hi,
> > I have an Inspiron 7500 with the ATI Rage Mobility card.
> > I have just installed RedHat 6.2 and am having the hardest time
> > configuring the X windows.
> > I did some research on the web and found Steve Hsieh's
> instruction. I
> > followed his first method:
> > http://www.eecs.umich.edu/~steveh/inspiron/x_method1.html
> > I get no errors, however, I get NOTHING on my LCD.
> > BUT...when I attach a monitor to my laptop, I get a descent display
> > on the monitor.
> > Has anyone run into a similar problem and found a remedy for this?
> I have been having the same problems with the I5000 and the
> ATI Mobility and
> Mandrake 7.0-2 and 7.1. I get a great display on both the
> monitor and the LCD
> panel. So far the only solution has been using a seperate
> monitor. The best
> part is nobody has been able to explain why the monitor trick
> works, that
> includes a couple of Linux guru's I know. A Suse install
> gave me a 16bpp
> 800x640. Its not too bad but I prefer the Mandrake, and that
> is way below the
> monitors cababilities.
> Tried all the tricks found about the web. Nothing is
> working.......but if I
> ever get this I'll definately post to the group.
> Also like to thank this group for all the suggestions I
> received. I tried them
> all........but I'm still black screened.
I had similar problems with the ATI Mobility on my Inspiron 3800 with
Caldera OpenLinux 2.3.
The only good working solution I found was downloading the new XFree86 4.0