Dell 8600 WUXGA (1920x1200, 15.4", NVidia chipset)
[ sorry if you got this twice- I sent it to debian-user
first, by mistake :-( ]
Just got a good deal on a Dell 8600 with a WUXGA display
(1920x1200). Got it running at 1600x1200 with Xandros 1.0
(Debian-based, the former Corel Linux, and apparently what
LindowsOS is based on), but trying to get it to the full width.
lspci says it has an unknown NVidia chipset...
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0324 (rev a1)
Does anyone know if this chip is handled in the newer
kernels (I ran 2.6.0 on my last laptop for a while, but
can't seem to get xandros to come up off a customized
kernel) or a newer version of XFree86.
I've poked around tuxmobil etc, and there's supposed to be a
NVidia driver, but it's not clear that it would work with this
model, plus I'd rather avoid a proprietary driver (I've not
been able to back out installs of proprietary software very
well in the past).
Any help (experience or speculation) appreciated, especially
combos and configs (XF86Config-4 and kernel) known to work
on this (a bit too proprietary in retrospect) beast.
Oh, I'm running Xandros 1.0 but with a lot of stuff upgraded
to debian testing. Any tips for vanilla Debian are also
welcome, as I wouldn't mind switching back to that (I'm not
getting that much use out of the Xandros added-value stuff,
except for eye-candy, which is readily available elsewhere).
By the way, Xandros' X startup seems to have a pretty good
try-and-fallback startup system for X; I'm trying to figure
out how it works.