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Old 11-23-2003, 08:55 AM   #1
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xfree86 4.3 configuration

I'm trying to install Slackware 9.0 on a
Ibm value point :
250 Mo hdd
Graphic card : Cirrus Logic CL-LG54-80 onboard, VGA, 512Ko.

My problem is the Xfree configuration. I tried everything i found on boards but i cant solve it.

Vesa drivers dont works of course, it is a vga card (the bios says), so i have a blank screen and i must ctrl alt del to quit, normal.

Vga default driver dont works, xfree complain about monitors configuration (ununderstandings paramaters), but what ever : there is a specific driver for LG5480 in xfree 4.3.

I checked the compatibility page and normaly LG5480 workd with Xfree 4.3.

But, if i try the generic or the specific LG5480 "cirrus" driver the probleme is the same :

(EE) No devices detected

(NB: I tried XFree86 -configure, but it detect a vesa card, wich is false, so : blank screen although i do : Ctrl alt "+")

Last edited by Kicest; 11-23-2003 at 08:57 AM.
Old 11-23-2003, 01:23 PM   #2
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noone have an idea?

perhaps it is a kernel configuration, but i don't know what there is to do.
Old 11-23-2003, 01:25 PM   #3
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Have you give that vesa driver a try ? AFAIK vesa should be compatible with most vga card since it's an old industrial standard that every card should support. Try framebuffer if everything else don't work.

Ctrl + alt + backspace should kill/restart your x server w/o restarting by ctrl + alt + del, shouldn't it?

Let me know if i'm wrong since i'm not a slackware user (i use mandrake or redhat). Happy trying


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