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Old 07-17-2003, 04:55 AM   #1
brendshed
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error about my driver card on my dell c800


Hi All

I have a Dell Latitude c800 dual booting Windoze 2K and RedHat Linux 9.0,
with 128M RaM

My problem is with video performance in Linux.
The graphics card is an ATI Rage Mobility 128 .
When I install redhat9 to my laptop,the whole progress is Ok.
But when I reboot my laptop,the X windows can't appear.


---------------------------------------------------------------
use 'redhat-config-xfree86' it display£º

id:none
name :none
Horizsync :none
Vertsync :none

........

tying with card :Ati Rage 128 mobility
Error ,cannot start X server.

----------------------------------------------------------------
run redhat-config-packages in command line ,the following is displayed£º
unable to import gtk module. this may be due to running without
$display set . exception was:
could not open display
traceback(most recent call last):
file "/usr/share/redhat-config-packages/mainwindow.py",
..sys.exit(0)
namerror:name 'sys' is not defined.

-------------------------------------------------------------------
add-ons

my xf86Config
# XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"
EndSection

Section "Files"
# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.

RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"

# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"

# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
#
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Generic Laptop Display Panel 800x600"
HorizSync 31.5 - 37.9
VertRefresh 40.0 - 70.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "r128"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "ATI Rage 128 Mobility"
VideoRam 16384
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thanks in advance for any help

P
 
Old 07-17-2003, 09:06 AM   #2
darin3200
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don't double post, please read the rules
 
Old 10-01-2003, 12:40 AM   #3
xwindoze
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edit xF86Config
***************************
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection
******************
Hum, it looks like you are trying to install this as a 800x600 laptop monitor...did not work for me either.
To get the gui going, goodness knows I need a gui too;'), add the following after modules,
"1600x1200"
and you are golden...just get some reading glasses and get failure with CTRL + [+/=]

If you can get the bugger to run anything less please let me know...I would work that issue, however I am in a battle with my Cisco PCMCIA wireless aronet 350 card.
Cheers,
xWindoze
 
Old 10-01-2003, 12:48 AM   #4
megaspaz
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well, if you're not using drivers from ati, try lowering the color depth. i just installed redhat 7.3 dual booted with win2k running an ati mobile graphics card (linux found the driver, but it's not 3d) and he's using a color depth of 16. tried it in a bunch of different resolutions before he settled with 1600x1200.
 
Old 10-01-2003, 01:44 AM   #5
xwindoze
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I saw a flag to enable the AGP on another posting:

********
If you want to enable AGP 4x (faster frame rates, etc.), then
put this line in your "Device":

Option "AGPMode" "4"
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credit to Wolven
Member
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...+Latitude+c800

For $h1t$ and grins, I added the flag but rebooted into winderz where I can use my Wireless.
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