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Old 03-06-2005, 02:53 PM   #1
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FC3-Display Problem Installing on HP Laptop


Hello all. I am currently running FC2 on an HP Pavilion zt1175 laptop with no (or at least, no insurmountable) problems.

I recently tried installing FC3. However, the display was all screwed up once the graphical installer started. Essentially, the right quarter of the monitor was not being used and the bottom quarter was so distorted that I could neither see what was down there nor navigate any of the buttons. Mouse-clicking on the bottom quarter produced what appeared to be an inch and a half high cursor. Navigating by keyboard and by guess, I was able to proceed through the installation (without, I should mention, seeing a screen permitting me to select my monitor type). Once rebooted into FC3, the display problem persisted. Changing the hardware settings for the display to what worked fine in FC1 and FC2 (Generic LCD 1024-768 with 60Hz refresh rate) and rebooting did not solve the problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Here are some of my system specs (if further info is needed, just let me know):

HP Pavilion Notebook PC, smbios-2.3 dmi-2.3, Insyde Software SM-BIOS For VT8703

Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 Mobile CPU 1.40GHz, slot: PGA478, size: 1400MHz, capacity: 1400MHz, clock: 1199MHz, capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm

L1 cache = size: 8KB capacity: 32KB capabilities: burst pipeline-burst internal write-back
L2 cache = size: 512KB capacity: 512KB capabilities: burst pipeline-burst external write-back unified

SODIMM DDR Synchronous = serial: 1 slot: DRAM Slot 0 configuration: width=64
SODIMM DDR Synchronous = serial: 1 slot: DRAM Slot 1 size: 256MB configuration: width=64

P4M266 Host Bridge = vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc. clock: 33MHz resources: iomemory:a0000000-a3ffffff

PCI bridge = product: VT8633 [Apollo Pro266 AGP] vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc. clock: 66MHz capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list

display description: VGA compatible controller = product: VT8375 [ProSavage8 KM266/KL266] vendor: S3 Inc. size: 128MB clock: 66MHz capabilities: vga bus_master cap_list resources: iomemory:e0000000-e007ffff iomemory:90000000-97ffffff irq:11

description: Multimedia audio controller = product: VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc. clock: 33MHz capabilities: cap_list
configuration: driver=VIA 82xx Audio resources: ioport:e100-e1ff irq:9
 
Old 03-25-2005, 10:56 PM   #2
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Wow!!! 116 views and NOBODY has any suggestions? I can't be the only person with this problem, can I?
 
Old 03-26-2005, 02:39 PM   #3
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It looks to me like we have posted similar problems, but I'm not sure if they're the result of the same bug. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=305864

I also posted my problem (with a Dell Dimension L700cx with integrated Intel 810e graphics) at the Dell Forum, and someone (thanks again, micmaxe!) directed me to a post they had seen at Fedora Forum.
http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/sho...ght=810+worked

Which finally led me to this bugzilla report from Red Hat.
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla....cgi?id=132267

The upshot is that apparently X.org and/or the kernel had a problem with 810/815 graphics, causing problems like we described. The difference is that you have S3 graphics, while I have the Intel graphics spoken of in the report.

I'm going to try the recommended solutions (different screen resolutions and refresh rates, and if that doesn't work, adding the "noaccel" option to the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, and then updating x.org and the kernel) now. I'm also going to copy this writing to my post. Hopefully, the same solutions will work for you. Good Luck!
 
Old 03-26-2005, 03:31 PM   #4
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Dimension User: Thanks. I just posted my problem as a bug with freedesktop.org. I'll try your noaccel recommendation as soon as I back up and have a chance to do it.
 
Old 04-16-2005, 08:04 AM   #5
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Dear fryem720,

Quote:
I just posted my problem as a bug with freedesktop.org.
I hope that worked out for you. What a frustration! In case it didn't, I'm helping someone with the same problem at my post http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...76#post1588276 , if you need more details on that fix. Good luck!
 
Old 04-18-2005, 10:03 AM   #6
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Thanks, dude. Unfortunately, my HD took a dump and now needs to be replaced. Once I scare up the greenbacks for new one, I'll take another stab at the FC3 install.
 
Old 04-30-2005, 08:05 PM   #7
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Thumbs down

Sorry about that. What rotten thing to happen!
 
Old 05-12-2005, 07:40 AM   #8
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I had this problem when I first installed FC3 on my Compaq. I fixed the problem after the suggestion posted in response to this post:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=309648

This thread's a little old, but I thought I'd mention it in case someone else has the problem.
 
  


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