OK, I called IBM (I'm using an Aptiva 2137-E24). My monitor is SVGA, she said
the chipset is ATI (I found more detailed info in Windows, it is an ATI RAGE
II + 3D graphic controller); the RamDac she said was 24MB but after looking at
the drop down menu (while trying to configure x-windows) I think she was
referring to the amount of SDRAM my computer came with; the clockchip she said
was an overlay chip and couldn't provide any additional info; the video Ram is
2MB SGRAM. The monitor is a G42 (M/T 6540) color 14 inch crt. So that is the
monitor info I don't know if that is enough to go by. The closest chipset to
mine seems to be Ati Mach 64 3D Rage II, Internal RAMDAC which I tried and
ended up with a black screen. I also noticed when going through the set up of
my mouse (it is a PS/2 I set it to /dev/psaux) that by default it sets to a 3
button mouse and I only have two buttons, I couldn't figure out how to change
that. I didn't receive any more error messages so I can't add to that. Hope
this isn't too convoluted.
Mark Phillips wrote:
> > Hi, I am trying to install the GUI for the first time. I have tried it
> > twice and failed both times.
> Don't despair, it sometimes takes a while to configure X properly, but
> you'll get there.
> Firstly, what information do you have about your computer hardware?
> Have you recently bought the computer? You should try and find out
> what kind of graphics card it has, what chipset the graphics card uses
> etc etc. Sometimes the graphics card is an actual card that is
> inserted into the "bus" on the motherboard of your computer. Other
> times, the graphics chip is built into the actual motherboard itself.
> In either case you need to find out what kind of chipset it is. This
> will tell you which xserver to use. The most common type of xserver
> that is used is xserver-svga, so it is most likely you will have to
> use this one.
> You also need to know what kind of mouse you have. Is it a two button
> mouse or a three button mouse? Is it a serial mouse?
> What kind of monitor do you have?
> > the instillation program it tries to bring the the x-windows up but it
> > can't and says there was "errono=111"
> What other information does it tell you? It might tell you what chipset
> it detected and other information. Does it describe anything else about
> the error?
> See what information you can find out, and then get back to this list.
> Hopefully either I, or someone else on the list, will be able to help
> some more.