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I recently bought a Dell laptop, I installed slackware and everything was ok 'till I tried to start the graphic mode (startx). The problem is: When I type startx, the screen starts flashing and fading away with differents colors, I tried a lot of stuff and also modified the xorg.conf but seems like the video drivers it's not propper, I downloaded the lastest version but now it says something like the video driver is newer that the virtual something. I tried also with kanoppix live cd and suse live dvd but it's same.
I thought maybe it's the WSXGA screen, so I decided to install slackware 10.2 in my home desktop which also has a WSXGA LCD screen and it worked.
i think you stumbled into some sort of xorg/driver-issue
some things you could try:
- try using a Standard Resolution like 1280x1024 to see if the Problem only exists with the WSXGA-Resolution
- try using the vesa-xorg-Driver with the WSXGA-Resolution and with a Standard Resolution, if its still making trouble it would be more an Xorg- than an Xorg-Driver-Issue
Well after reading a lot, non of this solutions was really enough for me so I decided to try it for myself, I found at a website (which I can't really remember) a driver i810_drv.o for X11R6.8.x so I downloaded and tried the xorg autoconfig.
# Xorg -configure
It should output a file at /root/xorg.conf.new, I copied it into the driver location /usr/X11/lib/modules/drivers and then started KDE and it worked, it was so simple.
If anyone face the same problem, just let me know and I'll send the driver.
Thanks! I resolved this problem in last two day. I used the driver from Intel website and compiled with new kernel because my video card is I945GM chipset. It worked with Xorg 6.8.2. little better than using VESA driver. the one i810_drv.so they provided as a snapshot was newer and should be for xorg.6.9 or later.
Still,there is one problem left. DRI was failed. I don't know how to make DRI enable on Xorg 6.8.2.