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Old 10-21-2003, 08:02 PM   #1
Odubhth4igh
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Angry Issues with Gentoo - Sound, Wireless 1150, and SCREEN RESOLUTION!! ARGH@!!!


Aight, for some strange reason, I decided to install Linux. I've played with it off/on for about three years now, but same reasoning, I always go back to Microshi7, even though they are ignorant anyways. I am running(if you could call it that) Gentoo 2.4 or whatever on a Dell Inspiron 8200, I have managed to install the updated nVidia drivers without a hitch, but I cannot, for the life of me, to get these three things to work, and if I could do so I'd be happy mucking about in linux for the rest of my life, so anyone that's hardcore, avid linux, ready to go out and gain converts like christians during the crusades.. or door to door evangelists that wake me up at 9 on Saturday morning.. here is your chance to gain a convert! Anyways, enough rambling.

-I am running in 800x600, and I only found ONE place that said anything about my res, and I changed it to 1600x1200(where I want/need it) and basically, the comp has laughed at me and done nothing!

-SOUND.. I need sound to write code, I need to be listening to my mp3's! grr.. in anyevent.. as far as I can tell.. I have that AC97 Shiza on my computer.. and yeah, can't get it to work..

-Wireless.. I have the Dell truemobile 1150 card.. I need wireless (read: too lazy to plug in) and though I can find lotsa things for Gentoo using the 1180 cards, or the 1150's on Debian or Redhat or even Mandrake, I haven't found anything for Gentoo using an 1150... And I need it..

any help would be beautimous.. and now my happy behind is out like a fat kid in dodge ball!
 
Old 10-22-2003, 01:08 AM   #2
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For xfree doc's go to http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/desktop.xml#doc_chap2
For sound http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/alsa-guide.xm
Wireless - no idea.

You should be able to change your resolution in /etc/X11/XF86Config

# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present. Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen. A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen 1"
Device "nv1"
Monitor "aoc"
DefaultDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
EndSection

Just throw 1600x1200 in there.Got no idea about refresh rates for a LCD but there might be something wrong if it works with 800x600 and not with 1200x1600.
You could try to change the refresh rate here

# **********************************************************************
# Monitor section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of monitor sections may be present

Section "Monitor"

Identifier "aoc"

# HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
# HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY. REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

HorizSync 30-54

# HorizSync 30-64 # multisync
# HorizSync 31.5, 35.2 # multiple fixed sync frequencies
# HorizSync 15-25, 30-50 # multiple ranges of sync frequencies

# VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
# VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY. REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

VertRefresh 50-120

EndSection
 
Old 10-22-2003, 05:10 PM   #3
Odubhth4igh
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Yeah, what sucks, I'd already changed that bit, the screen resolutions in X11/XF86Config, but didn't save it.. in any event, I got that working sometime late last night, but still need help on the sound and the wireless...
 
Old 10-23-2003, 03:17 AM   #4
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Try lspci for the sound to find out about what you got in there.
If it doesn't find the command emerge pciutils.
 
  


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