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Old 05-01-2006, 11:27 AM   #1
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Suse10 on Dell B130


Has anyone out there tried installing Suse10 on the Dell Inspiron B130?

I am having problems getting the screen resolution to 1280x800. It seems to be stuck in 1024x768.

I saw some posts in Ubuntu forums - but trying the fixes they suggested don't seem to work with Suse.

Any ideas would be appreciated.
 
Old 05-01-2006, 03:27 PM   #2
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Ok - I seem to have figured it out. I will share for anyone interested.

You have to do the following:
1. su
2. vi /etc/init.d/boot.local
3. Add the following line: "/usr/sbin/915resolution 48 1280 800 24"
4. Save the file.
5. Reboot

Now I am up and running with correct resolution.
 
Old 05-21-2006, 10:13 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tip!

How's everything else work? Sound, suspend/resume, WiFI, etc?
 
Old 05-22-2006, 12:06 AM   #4
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Thanks for the tip!
I agree. Setting up a laptop can be problematic since much of the laptop hardware is not standardized.
 
Old 05-22-2006, 02:10 PM   #5
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Well - the wi-fi was fairly easy. I had to download the latest version of ndiswrapper from sourceforge, and then just followed the instructions to use it.

The sound worked fine on install. YaST configured it all without me doing anything.

The ACPI just flat out doesnt work for me. As a matter of fact - during install - I had to use the "Safe Mode" which means that acpi=off is passed as a boot parameter. There are some sites/forums out there that tell how to get it to work - but it seems a little too indepth for me, and now that I have everything working like I like it - I don't want to screw with my kernel. So - I just do the standard Turn off computer, wait 1 minute and hit the power button.

If anyone has info on getting the ACPI to work - feel free to tell me. :P
 
Old 05-31-2006, 08:46 PM   #6
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Well - the wi-fi was fairly easy. I had to download the latest version of ndiswrapper from sourceforge, and then just followed the instructions to use it.

The sound worked fine on install. YaST configured it all without me doing anything.

The ACPI just flat out doesnt work for me. As a matter of fact - during install - I had to use the "Safe Mode" which means that acpi=off is passed as a boot parameter. There are some sites/forums out there that tell how to get it to work - but it seems a little too indepth for me, and now that I have everything working like I like it - I don't want to screw with my kernel. So - I just do the standard Turn off computer, wait 1 minute and hit the power button.

If anyone has info on getting the ACPI to work - feel free to tell me. :P

I don't know if you tried this or not, and I know you said you don't want to mess with the kernel, but when I was trying to get ACPI to work, it would hang at boot time, so I would remove it from my kernel options. Then, when I installed a new kernel version (I have Slackware 10.2 which comes with 2.4.31, but also has the source for 2.6.13, which I used) and configured it, I selected to add ACPI as Y instead of M, so that it's loaded as part of the kernel & not as a module, and now it works just fine -- I can power-down and everything! But I still don't know anything about suspend, though I don't really care about that.

All the times I tried before, I was attempting ACPI as a module, and I think that's how it comes out of the box in most Linux distributions. Maybe there are other kernels on your install CDs that have the ACPI option already built-in and you just need to copy that kernel & re-run LILO?
 
Old 06-01-2006, 09:09 AM   #7
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I might try recompiling the kernel one of these days. I tried it once before and didnt do a very good job.

Until then - I am more than satisfied with how things are working.

But thanks for the tip.
 
  


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