LinuxQuestions.org
Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 06-22-2008, 12:03 PM   #1
curmudgeonbob
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Location: greenville, tx
Distribution: linux mint felicia xfce/ slackware/ debian
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question Compaq Presario 1210 Laptop - Unable To Configure X Server


I Cannot Configure The X Server For Any Flavor Of Linux On My Compaq Presario 1210. Are There Any Xorg.conf Gurus Out There With Some Tips?

Last edited by curmudgeonbob; 06-22-2008 at 12:04 PM. Reason: ADD TAG
 
Old 06-22-2008, 02:24 PM   #2
alan_ri
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2007
Location: Croatia
Distribution: Debian GNU/Linux
Posts: 1,733
Blog Entries: 5

Rep: Reputation: 127Reputation: 127
What distros did you tried? What grafic card and how much RAM do you have?

Last edited by alan_ri; 06-28-2008 at 08:33 PM. Reason: grammar
 
Old 06-22-2008, 09:13 PM   #3
curmudgeonbob
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Location: greenville, tx
Distribution: linux mint felicia xfce/ slackware/ debian
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Puppy Linux, Feather Linux, Dsl, Deli Linux, And Debian Sarge.

16mb Ram

Meomagic Video Card

On Deli, If I Use The Tiny X Server, The Mouse Works But The Screen Is For All Practical Purposes,unreadable. If I Use The Xorg Server, I Keep Geting An Error Meassage That It Cannot Load The Mouse Device.
 
Old 06-23-2008, 06:18 AM   #4
alan_ri
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2007
Location: Croatia
Distribution: Debian GNU/Linux
Posts: 1,733
Blog Entries: 5

Rep: Reputation: 127Reputation: 127
I'm sorry but with 16 MB of RAM I think that you can't run normaly any Linux distro,with 32 maybe some would work.Can't you add a little more RAM to your PC?
 
Old 06-28-2008, 01:56 PM   #5
curmudgeonbob
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Location: greenville, tx
Distribution: linux mint felicia xfce/ slackware/ debian
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
i installed slackware 4.0 and ran XF86Setup from the command line and everything worked fine.
 
Old 06-28-2008, 03:24 PM   #6
alan_ri
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2007
Location: Croatia
Distribution: Debian GNU/Linux
Posts: 1,733
Blog Entries: 5

Rep: Reputation: 127Reputation: 127
Well that's something,KDE on 16 MB,but you've said ...worked,is it still working?
 
Old 06-28-2008, 07:59 PM   #7
curmudgeonbob
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Location: greenville, tx
Distribution: linux mint felicia xfce/ slackware/ debian
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
like a charm.
 
  


Reply

Tags
compaq, error, laptop, presario, server, xfree86, xserver


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Compaq Presario V6211 : Unable to install any Ubuntu talkout Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 05-27-2007 12:34 PM
Sound driver for a Compaq Presario laptop djamieson Linux - Software 4 07-28-2006 03:44 AM
New Laptop Advice: Compaq Presario rs3210us thejokker Linux - Hardware 2 09-13-2004 05:45 PM
Compaq Presario 200MHZ Laptop for a JUKEBOX bullium Linux - Laptop and Netbook 3 04-06-2004 08:44 AM
Compaq Presario Laptop 1200Z/1201Z skogs Linux - Hardware 8 07-11-2003 10:40 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:28 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration