X on a notebook (was Laptop Recommendations?)

Christopher White cwhite at softquad.com
Fri Apr 13 18:55:05 PDT 2001


I'm sticking to Red Hat (had a lot of time invested in configuration, and
this notebook has to mirror a development server), but I went to
http://www.linux-laptop.net/xfree86.html as you suggested, and found a
similar configuration, which I cut and pasted into my own XF86Config-4 file.
I then started X and TA-DAA!  It worked!

It's still all black magic to me.  Why could't Xconfigurator figure it out?

Thanx again!


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lorie Obal [mailto:lobal at cds1.net]
> Sent: Friday, April 13, 2001 6:16 PM
> To: 'nblug-talk at lists.sonic.net'
> Subject: Re: X on a notebook (was Laptop Recommendations?)
> On Fri, 13 Apr 2001, Christopher White wrote:
> > A timely thread!  :-).
> > 
> > I just got a Dell Inspiron 5000 notebook yesterday, and as 
> of today I'm
> > 
> > Does anyone have an idea of how to get X to work on this notebook?
> > 
>    Yes, install Mandrake7.1.
>  I just finished a successfull install on a Dell Lattitude 
> (Dual-boot with
> Win2000 pro) after fighting to try to get RH6.2 to install 
> (install always
> crashed at post-install config settings)
> I gave up on RH, threw in a freebie Mandrake GPL edition and 
> the install
> was a breeze! No problem with Xwin coming up at all - might 
> need a slight
> tweak though from chosen default.
> It even seemed to detect SCSI, although I haven't tested it yet. 
> Be sure to check the Dell entries on the Linux on Laptops 
> page, I'm sure
> they have specs for your model.
> I now stop for a victory beer.
> -Lorie
Christopher T. White
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