Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Linux on Dell Latitude CPi D266XT - How?
- At a certain time, now past, meilam@... spake thusly:
> I've got a Dell Latitude CPi D266XT, PII266, 192MB RAM, BIOS A09,I've had my CPi D300XT dual-booting w/ NT4.0 for quite a while now. In order
> 2meg Neomagic card.
> I've tried to install RedHat 6.2 on it and make it dual-boot with
> I failed with the part that the display cannot go to 1024x768 in
> XWindow, and the mouse pointer changed to a half-inch big white
> square with several vertical lines inside, (oh, it looks like a
> I've tried to select other display options, but still failed. Even I
> boot into the Win98, the mouse pointer is still a white square.
> Do anyone know the correct graphic/display options I should select?
> Pls let me know what are the options I should pick in the
> Also how should I config the TouchPad?
to keep from mucking w/ the NT boot loader and/or the MBR..I put lilo at the
beginning of the primary Linux partition and then made that the active partition
The touchpad should be configured as a PS/2 mouse. The XF86_SVGA server works
w/ the Neomagic chip in these Dells. Attached is a working XF86Config file. I
start X w/ 'startx -- -bpp 16' (minus the quotes)...from the command line.
This will start X at 1024x768x16bpp. Double check the XF86Config file to make
sure the path to your fonts are correct.
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