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Old 10-02-2004, 01:56 AM   #1
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Angry Suse 9.1 does not work on my Vaio !

Please help me. I am just started out with Linux, so I've installed Suse 9.1 Personal on an older VAIO notebook. The graphics card is NeoMagic 256XL. The installation went smoothly, but when I rebooted, I get a funky green screen that slowly disintegrates into blue and then black, while collapsing towards the middle of the screen (it looks pretty cool). I've tried some things that I've seen online, such as modifying the XF86Config, by removing the "video Ram 4096" line, as some suggested, but no help. Does anyone know any other tricks, or can you point me to better resources. I sure appreciate any help, and many thanks in advance.

Old 10-02-2004, 01:58 AM   #2
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Give us some more info. What model vaio is it?

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Old 10-02-2004, 01:13 PM   #3
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Sony Vaio PCG-9201
Windows 98 & Suse 9.1 Personal
Pentium III @ 750 MHz
128 MB Ram

Neo Magic 256XL Graphics card, with 6 MB of memory (i believe)

I've tried to get more detailed specifications off Sony's web site, with no success.

Thanks, Dan
Old 10-02-2004, 01:33 PM   #4
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I found the specs:

Model PCG-F590 (also PCG-9201)
Pentium III at 750 MHz - SpeedStep technology
Cache - 256 KB
Bus Speed - 100 MHz
Architectrue - PCI
Graphics - NeoMagic MagicMedia 256XL+ with 6 MB SGRAM, AGP, 3D Support, 128bit accelerator and MPEG accelaration

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Old 11-05-2004, 11:22 AM   #5
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neomagic chipset

I am also experiencing the same problem, I have so far not been able to find a solution so please post your xf86config when you do.

Maybe this can help

based on this page

you should probably go for NM2380 as chipset settings.

If I find a solution I will post it.


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