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Old 04-09-2004, 10:53 AM   #1
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HP ze4300 hangs starting pcmcia


My laptop hangs starting pcmcia. HP ze4300. I need to know how to fix this in plain english as I am a complete newbie to Linux. I am running Redhat 9
 
Old 04-09-2004, 12:54 PM   #2
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r u using grub or lilo?
Here's the grub solution:

1. when u c the grub screen. type e - assuming u didn't set grub password
2. select the second line "kernel ....." and type e again
3. append a space then S to the end of that line " S" overall the line should look something like this "kernel /boot/<kernel version> ro root=LABEL=/ S" or something like this
" kernel/ boot/<kernel version> ro root=/dev/hda1 S"
4. press esc then b

You should now boot into single user maintanence mode. with a hash prompt #
Type "chkconfig --del pcmcia" and press enter
reboot your linux by typing "reboot"


IF you are using lilo. At the boot prompt type "linux single" to get into single user mode then do the chkconfig as above and reboot

That should solve it.
Cheers
 
Old 04-10-2004, 04:49 PM   #3
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Now it is even more screwed up. I get all kinds of errors starting xfs during startup and now when it tries to open the GUI it says that there are no devices found.
 
Old 04-10-2004, 08:48 PM   #4
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Never mind it works. Sorry
 
Old 04-10-2004, 08:50 PM   #5
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I cannot start X server now. It says No devices Detected I have an HP Pavilion ZE4300 any ideas for this.
 
Old 04-10-2004, 08:51 PM   #6
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It also says no screens found PLEASE Help I need to take this laptop with me to Qatar in four days
 
Old 05-11-2004, 11:06 PM   #7
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still hangs

Hi !

I tried logging into single user mode and it took me to the # prompt.

But my keyboard doesnt work anymore. So I can't type anything !

I am using HP ze4560us laptop and Redhat Linux 9

Please advise.
 
Old 10-26-2005, 10:48 AM   #8
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This is a common problem I found out when installing Mandriva in HP Pavilion ze4300.
Check the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Erase all content within section "Device" and replace with:
Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
Driver "ati"
BusID "PCI:1:5:0"
EndSection

I use ati as driver instead of fglrx.
 
  


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