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Old 07-25-2005, 12:26 AM   #1
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Question video problems (newbie)


I install Fedora 4 on a dell latitude D600. the installation went ok....but when i boot into linux my latop screen goes blank... i have to use a external monitor to see everything. I know that i have an ATI radeon 9000 agp 32mb video card. i try to play with the monitor settings but no luck.
Please help.

Thank you in advance.
 
Old 07-25-2005, 12:37 AM   #2
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if an external monitor works fone for u then the problem is with ur monitor of laptop
your card is working fine

u need to set the mnitor section of the /etc/X11/xorg.conf correct

then u connect through different monitor then
check this fine and see that u have mentioned the horizontal and vertical refresh rates correctly

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Old 07-25-2005, 12:41 AM   #3
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I would have to log in useing the external monitor.. than how can i change the file... or what should i change it to. I am new to linux ...

thank you.
 
Old 07-25-2005, 12:55 AM   #4
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u need to open up a editor then open up that file xorg.conf

then u need to edit that accordingly

if u are not able to get it then
post ur file here
alsong with ur laptop monitor specs

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Old 07-27-2005, 12:13 AM   #5
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in what directory is this file in?
 
Old 07-27-2005, 12:19 AM   #6
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/etc/X11/xorg.conf

Depending on your distribution you may have an xorgconfig or xorgsetup program (just type either of those on the command line) that will help you set it up.
 
Old 07-27-2005, 11:18 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by hypnotiks
in what directory is this file in?
please refere to my first post

/etc/X11/xorg.conf

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Old 07-27-2005, 11:49 PM   #8
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I was able to open the file through the command line. but i wasn't able to copy the file into this link. and i try opening emas through application......but everytime that i would try to open that file it wont come on. what do i have to it.....can someone tell me what to put in ....thanxs
 
Old 07-28-2005, 12:13 AM   #9
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What happens if you type xorgconfig as root?
 
Old 07-28-2005, 08:21 AM   #10
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I am doing it as SU... from the command line. is there any way to open the file with emacs as su at the same time. or what do i really have to edit?
 
Old 07-28-2005, 12:17 PM   #11
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Su is a command you type to switch users. If you type just "su" alone and type in your password, you will become root instead of your normal user. Just a clarification.

You should be able to open anything as root, and some things as your normal user. You have to edit the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf. If you want to do that with emacs, type "su" to become root and then "emacs /etc/X11/xorg.conf" to edit it. If you don't know how to use emacs, type "pico /etc/X11/xorg.conf" to use pico, which is an easier editor. If you don't understand the options in the file, type "xorgconfig" to get something that will walk you through how to change that file.
 
Old 07-29-2005, 07:53 AM   #12
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This is what shows.. can someone tell what do i have to modify in order for my dell d600 laptop monitor to work.

# XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Synaptics" "AlwaysCore"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
Load "synaptics"
Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
#
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
Option "LeftEdge" "120"
Option "RightEdge" "830"
Option "TopEdge" "120"
Option "BottomEdge" "650"
Option "FingerLow" "14"
Option "FingerHigh" "15"
Option "MaxTapMove" "110"
Option "VertScrollDelta" "20"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "20"
Option "MinSpeed" "0.3"
Option "MaxSpeed" "0.75"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "LCD Panel 1280x1024"
HorizSync 31.5 - 67.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 75.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "radeon"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "ATI Radeon Mobility M9"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 8
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1152x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection
 
Old 07-29-2005, 12:44 PM   #13
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wel i found this thread

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=74359

if u can folow this thread then it wil be helpfull

what i figured out that on dell 600 laptop u need

HorizSync 31.5-90
VertRefresh 59-75

so replace the existing entries by these values

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