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RE: [linux-dell-laptops] RedHat 6.2 & Inspiron 7500

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  • Jean Huveneers
    ... Hi, 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
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 4, 2000
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      > On Tue, 04 Jul 2000, you wrote:
      > > 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?

      > Hello
      >
      > 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.
      >
      > Bill
      >
      Hi,


      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
      server.

      Jean
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