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Old 11-07-2011, 02:48 PM   #1
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Need help configuring X11


I have just finished installing Zenwalk 6.4 on a P3 with 256mb of memory on an old laptop this past weekend. The problem that I run into is X11. When the computer rebooted I just got a blank screen and nothing else. Eventually I was able to boot into the CLI instead of the gui screen. I spent about about 2 hours trying to get it configure but was unsuccessful. I tried running xorgconfig but there was no such a file. I tried to make some manual changes to the config file but I was still not able to get it to work. I'm familiar with Slackware and Vectorlinux but not Zenwalk. How do you reconfigure X11/videocard?

Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 11-07-2011, 02:59 PM   #2
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We need more information:
1. Which graphics hardware are you using?
2. Which driver are you using?
3. Have you tried Zenwalk 7?
 
Old 11-07-2011, 09:45 PM   #3
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We need more information:
1. Which graphics hardware are you using?
2. Which driver are you using?
3. Have you tried Zenwalk 7?
Tobi, I have no idea what graphics card it has. All I know is that one of them is a Sony Vaio F630 and the other one is a Sony Vaio F520. Is there an easy way to configure X11 on Zenwalk?
 
Old 11-07-2011, 09:55 PM   #4
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Running the command lspci in a terminal should provide information to identify the video card.
 
Old 11-08-2011, 12:18 AM   #5
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Running the command lspci in a terminal should provide information to identify the video card.
A ha! Frankbell you are the man... we got the info. Here is what I got:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Trident Microsystems CyberBlade/i7d (rev 5d)

How do I configure my laptop to run X11?
 
Old 11-10-2011, 01:14 AM   #6
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Guys, I'm still unable to properly configure X11. The command that zenwalk offers is of no help. Any ideas?
 
Old 11-10-2011, 11:05 AM   #7
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Sorry, don't know anything about trident cards. Have you tried to generate an xorg.conf file with
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X -configure
as root? It will generate a file named xorg.conf.new that you can use as base, or it will throw some errors which might be helpful to solve your problem.
 
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Sorry, don't know anything about trident cards. Have you tried to generate an xorg.conf file with
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X -configure
as root? It will generate a file named xorg.conf.new that you can use as base, or it will throw some errors which might be helpful to solve your problem.
Tobi, I have tried that but is a no go. It didn't work. I'm going to give it another shot tonight but if I cannot get it to work I will have to move away from Zenwalk. I really want to give it a shot but if I cannot fix this issue I will have to look somewhere else. Thanks for your help.

I tried a couple of things today but couldn't get X11 to work properly so I am giving up on Zenwalk. Thanks for your help and goodbye.

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