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Old 08-29-2005, 01:24 PM   #1
LeoKhan
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intel i915 problem on Amilo M7440


Hi,

I succesfull installed Kubuntu on my Amilo M7440 laptop. But X11 doesn't work properly. Altough I can see boot screen I cannot see anything on login. There is only black screen. Interestingly when I boot my laptop with an external monitor connected, external monitor screen and laptop's LCD works. Then I disconnect external monitor LCD continue working until I reboot.
My highest resolution is 1024-768 and adapther is intel i915GM...

Can anyone help me?

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Old 08-29-2005, 05:35 PM   #2
aldogillone
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Hi,
sorry but i can't help you, frow two day, i'm trying to install Ubuntu and Kubuntu on an Amilo M7440, and i have a big problem. The installation software can't see the Cd-Rom device.
I want ask you how i can permit to see my CD-Rom device to Setup ???
I have tried to turn-off the SATA but i didn't see the option...

Tank You ... And sorry for my bad english

Aldo
 
Old 08-29-2005, 06:06 PM   #3
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Did you mean that you can't boot from cd? If problem occurs during setup process I can't help. I had installed without cd-rom problem.
 
Old 08-29-2005, 06:16 PM   #4
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I had a problem during the setup process... The Computer can't mount the Cd-rom and i must select a module.. I have tryed all module but i shouldn't procede the installation...

Tank you

Bye
 
Old 08-29-2005, 10:07 PM   #5
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laptop functionality

If you are having problems with a laptop loading linux, you might be able to troubleshoot with Knoppix LIVE CD. Yeah, its not Ubuntu/Kubuntu, but you can see if some of the hardware you have is even picked up by the kernel which Knoppix is pretty good at detecting.

Ensure that you use the right cheat codes with Knoppix. A lot of times with an LCD screen (for a desktop or the standard laptop) you will have to enter the right cheat code to get it to work. This happend with Knoppix on my computer; I just got a blank screen when it loaded up X11.

The remedy was upon getting the prompt, I typed

fb1024x768

which uses a 1024x768 resolution screen on an LCD monitor. This should be a good starting point for your laptop. Mess with the frame buffer cheat codes. You can find a whole list of cheat codes at

http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Cheat_Codes

If you can get Knoppix to load and detect everything, then maybe you need to run Ubuntu/Kubuntu in a non-graphical interface to further the troubleshooting.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 08-30-2005, 06:40 AM   #6
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Thank for idea. I tried a live cd distrib(Pardus) which uses same version of x11. This distrib works succesfully and I replaced xorg.conf with installed kubuntu's xorg.conf and reboot. Now my kubuntu works.
 
Old 08-30-2005, 07:19 AM   #7
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by LeoKhan
Thank for idea. I tried a live cd distrib(Pardus) which uses same version of x11. This distrib works succesfully and I replaced xorg.conf with installed kubuntu's xorg.conf and reboot. Now my kubuntu works. [/QUOTE

can u send me your xorg.conf file :/

i could try my travelmate 230 with that one. I cant get sounds and resolution is 640x480, cant change it either. Cant either find drivers for my laptop

jumaliste@gmail.com <-- my email


Thanx in advance...

Every advice is welcome...im desperate
 
Old 08-30-2005, 10:25 AM   #8
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Hi All,

I have almost the same problem but slightly different. I have a DELL Inspiron 6000 15.4 " Wide Screen monitor, a 915Gm chipset Graphics card.
Firstly I couldn't get Mandrake Linux 10.1 on this machine, so tried installing Ubuntu 5.04. I have been able to install this succesfully. But I am not able to get the display working, even though I use only 1024 X 768, I have even tried using lesser resolutions.

When I run "startx", I am able to hear the sounds while X is booting, but unable to use the same. I even tried the Live CD version of Ubuntu 5.04, but without success. The same problem.

The point is that my wide screen monitor has a native support for 1200 X 800, with its I810 drivers, but I am unable to use the same, even a lesser configuration.

I am thinking that my xorg.conf should have some problems. I also see some errors regarding FONTS in the /var/log/Xorg file.

Please let me know some pointers on how to get this thing fixed.

Thanks,
Rajesh
 
  


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