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I have just installed mandrake 10.1 on my computer.
I have a DELL dimension 4700, intel 4 530 processor 3GHz, 512 MB ram,graphic card ati radeon x300, monitor Dell E153FP.
I have two problems:
-I cannot get the graphic configuration to work, I tried all different combinations of resolution and different kind of monitors (plug and play, Dell E152FP since Dell E153FP is not in the default settings, and the personalised one) with the fglrx driver. When I do the test it always gives me a black screen and an error message "no device detected, try other settings"
-when I reboot the computer hangs after the message "Disabling IRQ#20" (before it also gives an error message with the eth0 configuration).
I would appreciate it if someone can help me out.
I wouldn't take it to dell (unless maybe if you bought linux installed from the factory) to solve the issues. If they find out you've loaded linux on the laptop that totally voids the warranty (I'm pretty sure)
don't worry about the /eth0 faliure. If you've added a network to it, then it expects to find the network, and if it doesn't then it doesn't care. (10.1 does the same thing with my printer becuase I don't have my printer plugged in when I'm mobile).
And another thing, try using google....it might help find everything else you need.
Last edited by ben_build#2.1.0; 12-08-2004 at 04:35 PM.
Originally posted by ben_build#2.1.0 I wouldn't take it to dell (unless maybe if you bought linux installed from the factory) to solve the issues. If they find out you've loaded linux on the laptop that totally voids the warranty (I'm pretty sure)
Thats disgusting why does anyone buy dell then
Toshiba the only problem you have is they refuse to refund you for an unwanted piece of OEM windows crap
don't worry about the /eth0 faliure. If you've added a network to it, then it expects to find the network, and if it doesn't then it doesn't care.
mine always fails on ETH0 check but still works even if i boot to runlevel 2
i was thinking more along email or call a dell over the phone technical support or something to ask whats different about the hardware. most companies give a little advice as to what you can do and what needs to be done.
Thanks Padma, that was indeed the problem with the networking.
As for the monitor configuration, that was a little more challenging. The steps I followed were:
- downloading and installing the ATI radeon drivers from their website.
- running xf86config according to the specifications of the card and screens (nothing tricky here)
- discovering that the xf86config version I used writes an incorrect line: