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Old 11-08-2003, 06:20 AM   #1
cnwillow
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Unhappy rh9.0 on laptop dell 500m


The rh9.0 can not find the monitor type,so it can not run in graphic model.What can i do?Any suggestion?
 
Old 11-08-2003, 12:13 PM   #2
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redhat 9 is kinda old, i had problems with it too. if you really like redhat and want to stick with there OS you should download the latest version of fedora at
http://fedora.redhat.com/

if you don't want to do that, please list: the graphics card you have, monitor info, and the exact error message you get when typing startx from the terminal after you log in
 
Old 11-08-2003, 09:01 PM   #3
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RH9.0 can detect graphic card:Intel 852 ,but cannot detect monitor type:unknown monitor.When start Linux,message displays:
I cannot start X server(your graphical interface).It is likely that it is not set up correctly.__.
During the installation,i select the monitor type as Dell 1024*768 laptop panel.But after reboot,it cannot work.
3ks!
 
Old 11-08-2003, 11:25 PM   #4
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you should use generic laptop 1024x768, the Dell laptop panel is usually for their weird laptop displays, i'm on a ibm thinkpad with a 1024x768 resolution, you can either tweak the setup or reinstall. if you want to tweak the setup heres part of my config file:

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
Option "DPMS" "true"
# HorizSync 28.0 - 78.0 # Warning: This may fry very old Monitors
HorizSync 28.0 - 96.0 # Warning: This may fry old Monitors
VertRefresh 50.0 - 76.0 # Very conservative. May flicker.
# These are some Modelines that happen to work on many systems
# Especially the "1024x768" has been thoroughly tested, even on Laptops
Modeline "640x480" 25.175 640 664 760 800 480 491 493 525 #60Hz
Modeline "800x600" 40.12 800 848 968 1056 600 601 605 628 #60Hz
Modeline "1024x768" 85 1024 1056 1152 1360 768 784 787 823
Modeline "1152x864" 92 1152 1208 1368 1474 864 865 875 895
Modeline "1152x864" 110 1152 1240 1324 1552 864 864 876 908
Modeline "1152x864" 135 1152 1464 1592 1776 864 864 876 908
Modeline "1152x864" 137.65 1152 1184 1312 1536 864 866 885 902 -HSync -VSync
Modeline "1280x1024" 80 1280 1296 1512 1568 1024 1025 1037 1165 Interlace
Modeline "1280x1024" 110 1280 1328 1512 1712 1024 1025 1028 1054
Modeline "1280x1024" 126.5 1280 1312 1472 1696 1024 1032 1040 1068 -HSync -VSync
Modeline "1280x1024" 135 1280 1312 1456 1712 1024 1027 1030 1064
Modeline "1280x1024" 135 1280 1312 1416 1664 1024 1027 1030 1064
Modeline "1280x1024" 157.5 1280 1344 1504 1728 1024 1025 1028 1072 +HSync +VSync
Modeline "1280x1024" 181.75 1280 1312 1440 1696 1024 1031 1046 1072 -HSync -VSync
Modeline "1600x1200" 162 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +HSync +VSync
Modeline "1600x1200" 189 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 -HSync -VSync
Modeline "1600x1200" 202.5 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +HSync +VSync
Modeline "1600x1200" 220 1600 1616 1808 2080 1200 1204 1207 1244 +HSync +VSync
ModeLine "1800x1440" 230 1800 1896 2088 2392 1440 1441 1444 1490 +HSync +VSync
ModeLine "1800x1440" 250 1800 1896 2088 2392 1440 1441 1444 1490 +HSync +VSync
Modeline "512x384" 26.70 512 528 584 656 384 385 388 407 -HSync +Vsync
Modeline "640x480" 43.16 640 680 744 848 480 481 484 509 -HSync +Vsync
Modeline "768x576" 62.57 768 816 896 1024 576 577 580 611 -HSync +Vsync
Modeline "800x600" 68.18 800 848 936 1072 600 601 604 636 -HSync +Vsync
Modeline "1024x768" 113.31 1024 1096 1208 1392 768 769 772 814 -HSync +Vsync
Modeline "1152x864" 143.47 1152 1232 1360 1568 864 865 868 915 -HSync +Vsync
Modeline "1280x960" 149.43 1280 1376 1512 1744 960 961 964 1008 -HSync +Vsync
Modeline "1280x1024" 159.36 1280 1376 1512 1744 1024 1025 1028 1075 -HSync +Vsync
Modeline "1400x1050" 179.26 1400 1504 1656 1912 1050 1051 1054 1103 -HSync +Vsync
EndSection

Section "Device"
### Available Driver options are:-
# sw_cursor is needed for some ati and radeon cards
Option "sw_cursor"
#Option "hw_cursor"
#Option "NoAccel"
#Option "ShowCache"
#Option "ShadowFB"
#Option "UseFBDev"
#Option "Rotate"
Identifier "Card0"
# The following line is auto-generated by KNOPPIX mkxf86config
Driver "ati"
VendorName "All"
BoardName "All"
# BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultColorDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection
 
Old 11-09-2003, 07:52 AM   #5
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I am a newbie to Linux,can you show me step by step! when linux reboot,i can reset the monitor type,but there is no selection of generic type.Tks!
 
Old 11-09-2003, 10:07 AM   #6
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if you are a newbie, it would be easier if you downloaded the fedora iso's, burned them to disk, installed that on your computer, at the point of configuring your graphics card (if it doesn't do it automatically) choose the generic lcd 1024x768 display. it would be easier for you to reinstall then fix the problem. don't worry, after a couple months you'll get skillz.
 
Old 11-09-2003, 11:30 AM   #7
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By typing
redhat-configure-xfree86

you should be able to change the monitor, just look under generic, then choose generic laptop display panel and the resolution that supports (i.e. 1024, 1400, 1600).

Ginux
 
Old 11-09-2003, 11:43 PM   #8
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Thank you for your helps!Now,Linux can run in graphic model,but the resolution can only be 800*600.The charactors display so big,any suggestions changing the resolution to 1024*768.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 12:44 PM   #9
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Dude, I tried RH9 on an I500m, all worked well, I had to choose the standard 1024x768 LCD and it worked.
No updates no nothing...
Then I tried installing suse9, and aswell it works great @ 1024x768

I'm testing it right now, and it's SWEEET
 
Old 11-13-2003, 02:41 AM   #10
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Dell 500m Craptacular BIOS

Your running into the familiar bios problem on the dell 500m, go to my website, download the patch, and you will be able to run whatever resolution you want (except 1400x1050 =( )

http://projects.nudieman.com/500m
 
Old 11-13-2003, 12:23 PM   #11
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I got a 500m, anyone succesfull in cputhrotteling?
 
Old 11-15-2003, 12:31 AM   #12
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Ofer,Thanks for you help.Now,the interface becomes friendly,but system still displays resolution as 800*600.But it does not matter.Tks.
 
Old 01-17-2004, 08:53 AM   #13
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Guess you've allready figuered out the 855patch issue, The issue being that you need the 855patch to set the video ram to more than 1 meg. search for "1400x1050 500m" without the quotes on google, this should fix any x-won't-start problems on the dell, follow the instructions in the dell forum (for crying out loud, google man!)
 
  


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