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Re: Dell Latitude CPxH500- X windows?

ok, thanks for the reply.

Now, i managed to install debian 3.0 on the laptop. everything went fine until
I started up the X windows (either with gnome or kde). It correctly launches the
windows and the desktop managers are working smoothly but the other sessions
(which should be in text mode,  tty1-6) have a completely messed display, and
there is no way to interrupt the X session, not even shutting down.
The Xfree86 version seems to be prerelease. I stepped back to 4.0.1 but
the xdm aborts

Is there any parameter i should tune? the monitor is 1024x768, TFT, XGA. The
video card is ATI Rage Mobility (Mach 64).
(apparently xfree86 -configure detects this all right; even the mice)

or would it work better when using the 4.2.0 version of Xfree86?



Lee Bradshaw wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 20, 2002 at 09:44:56AM +0200, Alejandro Flores wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I got a Dell Latitude CPx500 and i intend to have it with windows98 and
> > linux. So far, the partitioning worked and managed to install the debian
> > distribution i have on CD's 2.1r13, but the xfree86 does not seem to
> > recognise the video ATI-Rage. Therefore i only have text screen. :o(
> I've installed debian on several of these laptops. I think I initially
> used X 3.3.x, but I have 4.1.0 on my personal system now. I think I use
> the ati driver in xserver-common. My system is runnig sid, but I haven't
> updated it recently.
> One quirk I've seen on several machines is that if you use grub or lilo
> to boot windows, APM doesn't report the battery status properly. I
> rarely use windows, so it's not an issue for me. Battery status is fine
> in linux.
> > After downloading the 4.0.1 version of Xfree86, this does not seem to
> > come to terms with the debian distribution i have.
> >
> > Now, I think it would be reasonable to install the Debian 3.0, but i
> > still have not succeeded.
> Sounds good.
> You can download the mks2d utilities and bios from Dell's web site. A12
> bios seems to work well for me and it shuts the fans down when not
> needed. Early bios releases never seemed to stop the fans, and the
> system was always very loud.
> With X 3.3, I could suspend to disk from X, but since switching to 4.x
> that hasn't worked. I had a script to "chvt 1" during the suspend that
> worked for a while, but that stopped working automatically. Now I switch
> to a text console whenever I close the lid. Maybe the latest X works
> better, but I haven't updated it recently.
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