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Old 08-23-2004, 07:26 PM   #1
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flat panel not found...

hi all,

i have installed mandrake 10 on a toshiba sp10 (notebook). mandrake found the flat panel and the gforce fx 5200 generic, but when i test the configuration the screen become black for 10 sec ... . it seems to works nice in text mode

Anyone can help me ?
Old 08-26-2004, 06:50 AM   #2
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Does this "going black" problem happen during installation only? There are, it would seem, a number of GFX/Monitor combinations that will throw the Installation "X-Test" completely, however, many of these can be overcome by simply putting in the relevant options (or letting the system auto-detect them) and opting to NOT test X, but just accept it and carry on.

If, however, it still doesn't work (ie once the system has been installed), then the problem is likely to be a mis-match of actual SYNC rates and the stated ones. If this is the case, then find out the actual SYNC rates for your monitor and edit (as root... and make a backup of the original) the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file.
Old 08-26-2004, 07:08 AM   #3
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I had this same type of problem with mandy 10, although it was post-install, happening intermittently, and with a CRT moniter. OK - so it was a completely different problem. Anyway, mine was a matter of messed up HSYNC rates. Get your system installed, and check your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file.
Old 08-26-2004, 07:15 PM   #4
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Hi, i found a solution to my problem ! :
1 i retry configuring my video card with the generic vesa driver and a 800*600 /60htz.
2 Test -> settings : OK. I have read in a forum that these are settings used for graphical install.
3 Install nvidia's driver 1.0-6111 as root with sh
4 Edit my xf86config-4 with :

Section "Device", modify :
Driver "vesa" or Driver "nv" by Driver "nvidia"

Section "Module", add :
Load "glx"

Delete if exists :
Load "dri"
Load "GLcore"

5 Connect as user, startx and all works fine !



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