Re: xfree86 on a toshiba tecra 8200
On Wed, 17 Oct 2001, kiss the sun and walk on air wrote:
> I just got Debian installed on my new Tecra 8200 laptop (that was a
> challenge in and of itself, i'm going to write it up later).
> I am now having massive troubles getting xfree86 working. I am running
> the latest version of unstable with XFree86 4.1.0.
yep, me 2
> This laptop uses the Trident CyberBladeXP chipset, which 4.1
> supports. If I use startx as a user to launch XFree, I get booted back
> to the command prompt. If I launch XFree86 directly as root, it gives
> me a screen of garbage.
yes, well I tried to start it via xinit (startx is really an interface to
xinit) which does rather well.
I think startx has problems cause in my desktop it broke my X after an
> I know I am having troubles with my modelines, as this machine has the
> XSVGA+ screen, 1400x1050. I have tried many 1400x1050 modelines for
> other lcd's with no luck. I don't know how or where to find proper
> information about the valid horiz and vert refresh ranges for the LCD
hmm, the toshiba manual?
> There are 2 entries on linux-laptops regarding the 8200, but one
> references the other's XFree setup. I tried that with no luck (uses
> fbdev), but it is with the 1024x768 screen.
> Any and all help is greatly appreciated :)
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