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Old 01-16-2005, 11:54 PM   #31
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well.. its worked before in windows... but not under linux.. however i have googled it up and others with this laptop are saying it should work fine with linux.. they didn't mess with anything
 
Old 01-16-2005, 11:56 PM   #32
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actualy my laptop works fine for me now, yes I think it maybe the kernel, becouse now that I think of it I did a yum update last night and updated my kernel and it didnt work before
 
Old 01-17-2005, 10:39 AM   #33
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Originally posted by Linux~Powered
[B]Did it work before? You may need to get your hands dirty by going into your kernel and add support for it.


how would i do this?
 
Old 01-17-2005, 12:09 PM   #34
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i've same problem. /debian sarge, kernel 2.6.8-k7/
here is my x conf file
Code:
Section "Device"
	Identifier	"NVIDIA Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
	Driver		"nv"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Generic Monitor"
	HorizSync	28-70
	VertRefresh	43-85
	Option		"DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Device		"NVIDIA Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
	Monitor		"Generic Monitor"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		1
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		4
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		8
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		15
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		16
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		24
		Modes		"1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
EndSection
i can choose these selections in gnome desktop resolution chooser. and it works (1280x1024)
the poblem is my boot (or tty1-tt7) resolution is still 800x600, how can i change it?
i use grub, is there any connection with grub? or something else?

Last edited by kxlx; 01-17-2005 at 12:13 PM.
 
Old 01-17-2005, 07:47 PM   #35
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Here's a resolution table for grub...

| 640x480 800x600 1024x768 1280x1024
----+-------------------------------------
256 | 0x301 0x303 0x305 0x307
32k | 0x310 0x313 0x316 0x319
64k | 0x311 0x314 0x317 0x31A
16M | 0x312 0x315 0x318 0x31B
 
Old 01-17-2005, 07:50 PM   #36
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ok people, i have some good news and some bad news

good news: i'm posting my very time using linux!!

bad news: my internal ethernet card is still not working, i'm using a Xiricom LAN card...

i guess the next few things that i want to accomplish are:

1. getting internal ethernet to work
2. getting wireless card to work
3. starting up apache and running a web server
 
Old 01-21-2005, 04:03 PM   #37
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wait til you try to load windows and discover that their cd driver won't read your cd to completion and it keeps hanging during install. billg won't appear to deserve his billions and billions as much then.
 
Old 01-21-2005, 06:03 PM   #38
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You can also specify multiple resolutions. If you do this:
Code:
 Modes "800x600" "1024x768" "1280x1024" "1600x1200"
Assuming all those resolutions are valid on your monitor, it will come up in 800x600 (first one mentioned) and you can step through the rest using <ctrl><alt>+ and ,ctrl><alt>-.
 
  


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