Re: strange melting screen when X starts
> Thanks for everybody's help!
> I've done it. I found an option in my BIOS setup called 'resolution
> expended', and it was enabled by default. I disabled it and the melting
> screen never show again. But there is a trade off. I can only get 640x480
> small screen for text mode now. It's a bit painful. Can I have both full
> screen text mode and a nice X?
With the caveat that I don't have a laptop with this problem -
you can almost certainly get more text onto the screen by using
another vga mode
you might be able to use /dev/nvram to spot where the option for
that thing is, and then (maybe) tweak it yourself when you need
(stuff it in your startx script for example)
> And there are still some other problems.
> 1) X can't be killed nicely.
Try switch to text console before suspend?
> 3) The floppy LED keeps on from power on to power off, no matter in Linux
> or Win98. It had never happened before I configed my new XFree86. I saw an
> article about this problem before. But I can't find it again.
If you can recall any unique buzzwords, try them in Google (www.google.com)
> 4) I still can't login as a normal user. I guess it's because something
> wrong with my upgrade from 3.3.2 to 4.0.1. For example...
I haven't used X 4 yet, can't help you out there.
* Heather Stern * star@ many places