Re: X on compaq presario 1600 xl

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On Wed, 11 Dec 2002, Don Fong wrote:

>like a lot of other people here, i'm trying to
>get X to work on my laptop.  in my case, i've
>got a compaq presario 1600 xl.  i installed
>RH 5 (old, i know) from a CD.  i went thru the
>xf86config process, but i don't know the answers
>to some of the questions it asked.  in the end,
>when i tried to run X, i got error messages
>saying :
>(--) SVGA: PCI: Trident Unknown chipset (0x0520) rev 106, Memory @ 0xf5000000, 0xf4100000

This line alone doesn't bode well.  At the very least you should get a 
more recent XFree86.  If you are stuck installing from CD because of 
bandwidth issues then perhaps the best thing would be to get one of the 
cheapo copies of RedHat from one of the commercial resellers?  

At any rate, all the people with laptop problems should have a look at 
this great site:  
I see that there's a succssful install in the Compaq section for a 
machine that sounds like yours (some extra letters at the end).  There 
are XF86Config files and details available there.

Any reason not to upgrade the whole distro or even the XFree86?

Oisin Feeley


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