[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

RE: Trident 9525DVD

I had problems getting the 9525DVD to work with woody and XFree4 as well.
Specifically, it came up fine after it was installed, but after rebooting,
I'd get a blank screen, and wouldn't be able to switch to console.  I don't
remember what fixed the problem precisely, but I beleive I had to comment
out the "DPMS" entry from the monitor section (I have no idea what this does
BTW) and remove the unix/:7100 FontPath line from the Files section. (This
is after running dexter btw).  I had no problems with the refresh rates
(XFree4 detects the TFT?) but the ones I use are 46.9H x 75V.  This s on a
Twinhed powerslim600 w/ 800x600 screen.

-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel Bungert [mailto:drb210@psu.edu]
Sent: Sunday, November 26, 2000 7:57 PM
To: debian-laptop@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Trident 9525DVD

Philipp Schulte <p.schulte@matrix.uni-duisburg.de> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to get XFree86 4.0.1 running on my Lifebook C4155.
> I has got the Trident 9525DVD chip. I tried to create a XF86Config
> by using "XFree86 -configure". But a "startx" with this configfile
> would totally mess my sceen up. 
> I can see a white screen and blue flashes on it - it just looks
> horrible. Is it possible that this might destroy the screen?
> Ok, how can I make X run? I searched for config-files but couldN#t
> find one that was working. 
> I would use XFree86 3.3.6 also but I thought the Trident 9525DVD was
> not supported. 
> Thanks,
> Phil

The trident card is supported in both XFree 3.3.6 or 4.x.  I have one
in my Toshiba 2595.

Assuming that you are running Debian woody and that you have the proper
packages installed (try task-x-window-system), all you need to do is 
run dexter to configure XFree 4.x.

If that doesn't work then I would assume that the problem is with the
screen itself.

As for the question of these blue and white flashes on the screen to
damage the laptop itself - I doubt it, but I don't know.

Try generating your own conf file for XFree 4 first - if you still have
trouble, contact me off-list and I will send you one with the refresh
rates gutted out (you _have_ to get those right).

Good luck,


| Dan Bungert | www.personal.psu.edu/drb210/ | drb210@psu.edu |

Reply to: