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Old 09-05-2003, 04:36 AM   #1
danywu
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Unhappy X-SVGA server for RedHat 9.0


Hi everyone,

I'm just about to tear my hair out trying to get X going on my Toshiba Satellite 2250XCDS. When I used Debian I managed to get it all working by using X-SVGA server instead of XFree86.

Unfortunately I can't find this anywhere for RedHat 9.0! Can someone please suggest how I can go about doing this? Unfortunately I did not keep a copy of my Debian XF86Config4 before installing RedHat 9. The reason I migrated to RedHat is due to the more superior hardware detection during installation.

When I had Debian X was working when very little else. Now on RedHat everything else works BUT X!!!

Can someone please help me with this? I shall be eternally grateful.

Cheers,
D.
 
Old 09-05-2003, 05:51 AM   #2
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Hi there

Try using the following cmd to configure X : redhat-config-xfree86

this should world to configure hardware with X

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Old 09-05-2003, 06:30 AM   #3
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I have tried using redhat-config-xfree86 with no success. This program correctly detects the card installed as Trident Cyber 9525. Unfortunately using the driver chosen for this card doesn't work properly.

The screen has a fuzzy zone near the bottom that stays there. The only way I could get it to work on Debian was to use XFree86_SVGA.

Is there a solution for this on RedHat? Has anyone installed Redhat and succesfully run X-Windows on the Trident Cyber 9525 card with laptop monitor?
 
Old 09-05-2003, 06:35 AM   #4
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Hi

Try see if u can download the latest drivers if possible or else see if it appears under RH hardware compatiblity list: http://hardware.redhat.com/hcl/

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Old 09-05-2003, 06:41 AM   #5
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Thanks for the quick reply. Unfortunately I can't seem to find any reference to this laptop/graphics card on the RedHat HCL site.

Where can I download the "latest drivers" from?

Cheers,
D.
 
Old 09-05-2003, 06:53 AM   #6
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Not sure where try goooooogle.......

I just thought of something else why not try and bring down the resolution as well as colour depth to something like 800x600 16Bit

see what happens

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Old 09-05-2003, 06:59 AM   #7
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Well I'll be ****! It seems to work with 256 colours, ugly as sin but it worked! Thanks for that!

I'm amazed it can only work on that colour depth though - the hardware is capable of much more than that, as it did so under Windows.

At least it works for the time being, until I find better solutions. Thanks again.
 
Old 10-10-2003, 10:17 PM   #8
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Originally posted by danywu
Well I'll be ****! It seems to work with 256 colours, ugly as sin but it worked! Thanks for that!

I'm amazed it can only work on that colour depth though - the hardware is capable of much more than that, as it did so under Windows.

At least it works for the time being, until I find better solutions. Thanks again.

You can have 800x600 16 bit colors as follows:

Step 1:
Use "vesa" in lieu of whatever driver RH 9.0 detects in the "Device" section as follows:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "vesa" /* USE vesa HERE */
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "Trident Cyber 9525 (generic)"
EndSection

Step 2:
Modify "Screen" section as follows: /*1024x768 does NOT work */
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Step 3: H A V E F U N ! ! !

Peter KWAN
Hong Kong SAR, PRC


#******* Full XF86Config **********#
# machine: Toshiba 2670 DVD #
# video cared: trident Cyber 9525 #
# CPU Intel 450 MHz #
# *****************************#


# XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "DevInputMice" "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 "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 "keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "0"
HorizSync 31.5 - 37.9
VertRefresh 40.0 - 70.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "vesa"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "Trident Cyber 9525 (generic)"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection
 
Old 10-11-2003, 01:45 AM   #9
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That did the trick beautifully. Thank you, Peter.
 
  


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