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Old 08-02-2003, 10:07 PM   #1
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The solution for the Mandrake 9.1 on Inspiron 500m's Bug Report

Hi .
I will take my best regards for mxmxmx'S help on the 855GM patch and the help for me to patch it . I have install it perfectly under your guide .Perfectly it works. Thank you !!!

Now ,I found a bug ,I will post it to the BBS to find it whether a common bug in using this patch.

The bug is :
After I login (cmdline ), I "startx" , It works perfectly, the X-Windows works perfectly too. I see the patch you make is not to really update the bios ,so I don't wrong about that why it comes into the graphic user interface from the first login...
But after I exit (logout button) from the X-windows GUI and return to the cmdline interface , the screen becomes unstable . There are some tiny lines from the right to left and it jumps from the button to top on my screen . It likes the TV which can not recieve the better signal .......
It takes place when I return from the all X-windows : KDE,Gnome ,Icewmn,Enlightenment ,Blackbox. It will disappears until the system reboot -----It still does whether you login the other user account ......

Are there any process still under runing about the patch?
Are there any problem with the VedioRam management?
I think I have the responsbility to tell you about it ,this bug, if it's real a bug.

best regards
William Benson
2002.8.2 GMT +8. Wendeng .

Old 08-03-2003, 06:57 AM   #2
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In such cases it often helps to configure the console with the framebuffer driver. If your kernel contains framebuffer support already just choose a boot option like vga=791. In some rare cases the bad bad behaviour is caused by the framebuffer. You just have to try it out. For details see the <a href="">Framebuffer-HOWTO</a> and my page
about <a href="">graphic chips on Linux laptops and notebooks</a>.


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