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Re: [vox-tech] Flat Panel and Linux



Distro  - RedHat v6.2  Kernel 2.2.14-5.0
Does X work - Is this a trick question?  No.
              I can't configure X to work with my LCD. With my LCD installed
              I can't even do RH install in graphics mode, I have to install
              in text.
Boot loader = lilo.

Interesting facts (possibly unrelated and misleading):  The LCD is a 15 inch
diagonal, when I attach it to a NT machine, the blue boot screen is centered and
only about 5x8 inches.  When I attach to a When the LCD is attached to a linux
box the shell (text) occupies the exact same area.  As if there is something
inherent about the monitor that tells apps that it is only (approx) 25 lines
tall.

Henry, what are you telling me to try??

Jay


Jay Strauss
jstrauss@bazillion.com
(h) 773.935.5326
(c) 312.617.0264

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Kim" <mkkim@ucdavis.edu>
To: <vox-tech@franz.mother.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2000 12:25 PM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Flat Panel and Linux


> On Wed, 4 Oct 2000, Jay Strauss wrote:
>
> > Mark et al,
> >
> > I'd like to come to the install fest and get some help but, I live in
Chicago
> > (but I like this mailing list better :@))
>
> Oh... IC.
>
> > I'm using a Matrox G400 card, linux does recognize it. Because when I run
> > Xconfigurator it probes the card, and knows it's a G400.
> >
> > When I do a rpm --version XFree86, I get RPM version 3.0.4 (maybe I should
> > upgrade (but I couldn't find the RPMs))
>
> Hmm... an upgrade would be advisable.  Go to a distribution site for your
> Linux dist, and grab the update RPMs.
>
> > I got the impression (from the XFree86 page) that frame buffer was a
substitute
> > for XF86Setup and xvidtune.  And as you say, I'd have to compile framebuffer
> > support into my kernel in order to use it.
> >
> > points 2,3,4 kinda go over my head.
>
> Maybe we can do this over e-mail, though it may take a while to get it
> working.  First, a few questions:
>
>   1. What distribution + version are you using?
>   2. Does your X work?
>   3. What's your boot loader?
>
> > What's IF and LERT????
>
> IF = Installfest.  Bring your computers to an IF, they take care of
> everything.
>
> LERT = Linux Emergency Response Team.  We go to your place to take care of
> everything.  Obviously limited to local area :)
>
> -Mark
>
> ---
> Mark K. Kim
> http://www.cbreak.org/mark/
> PGP key available upon request.
>
>



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