Inspiron 6000 & Ati X300 And Mandriva 2005 Le
Been browsing this forum and google for a while now looking for a solution.
I am unnable to get my inspiron 6000 with 15,4 inch monitor and an ati x300 graphics card to work properly. I am trying to get Mandriva 2005 LE(DVD iso version) to work.
1: mandriva detects my x300 card during setup but X starts with a black screen.
2: when I manually try to find a suitable screen and resolution with XFdrake, I get the messages that "fglrx"(the vid driver) cannot work with 15,16,24bpp color depth.. (Ill post full error later... )
3: If i choose standard ati drivers(from the Xorg category in XFdrake) I get picture on the screen, but it is all garbled.. It looks like the refresh rate is all wrong.
4: if I change the monitors in XFdrake (i have tried just about every one.. ) I still get the refresh rates wrong.
Q: anyone know the exact specs for the screen on dell inspiron 6000(15,4 inch WSXGA)
Q: anyone know why the fglrx drivers complain about not supporting 15,16,or 24bpp color depth?
Offtopic Q: I read somewhere that Mandriva cant enable DMA because of some conflict with the SATA disk and dvd-burner when using the ata_piix driver..(the only one that can be used with the sata-disk in my experience). What does this mean, for practical purposes?
If anyone have some tips. plz help.
I am at work now, will post xorg.conf and whatever else needed as I get back home.