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Old 01-24-2001, 11:24 AM   #1
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I tried to install RH 6.2 on a Dell Lattitude C600, it worked fine except for X. I have upgraded the XFree86 to 4.0.x

Now after some tweaking in config I get the server running using the command X but not through xinit nor startx. The server starts up but hangs and the screen turns black starting in upper right corner.

PIII 750 MHz
Ati Mobility M3, 32 MB AGP
Screen TFT 15,1", manufact. unknown (X once said Samsung...)
Old 01-24-2001, 02:00 PM   #2
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I don't know about you but I had a hell of a time getting X to work right on my Dell Latitude CPT c. Its only a 333mhz, 128MB of RAM but I finally got it to work with RedHat 7.0, after trying 6.0, 6.2 and a few other Distro's. Anyways, my problem was it was freakin 320x280 and it wouldn't change. It was so large, the Icons were about half the size of the screen itself. 7.0 seem to have cured my problem though.

Oh, mine has a Neomagic card, but the screen I have yet to find out, I just used a Dell Super VGA color in the monitor list.


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X11 on Dell using

My Dell Latitude CPiR 400 had no problems with Mandrake 8.0 I also uses the neomagic chipset.

what video driver is Specfied in the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

Section "device"
Identifier "neomagic"
Driver "neomagic"

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Old 08-07-2003, 01:22 AM   #4
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I have a Dell c600 w/Suse 8.2 and had a bad time with X11. I could run X when I set the monitor setting to LCD and the resolution to 1024x768@60HZ
Old 08-07-2003, 03:15 AM   #5
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Did you guys go to If you register then log in, you can type in the service tag number on your dell and get all the info on your system, including, I believe, the maker of the components.


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