Upgraded my CPU now graphics modes won't work.

Upgraded my CPU now graphics modes won't work.

Post by Shait » Wed, 07 May 1997 04:00:00

        I swaped out my P166 for a Ppro 200  two days ago. I am having
a lot of trouble getting anything that puts the card into a graphics
mode to run. Xfree will start but my monitor just goes bank. Same
thing with Quake. I get sounds but the monitor sort of powers off. Its
like if I try running it in a resolution it doesn't support in
windows. It just goes into a standby mode (To prevent damage I'd
imagine) Until the vid card gets set back to a mode that works with
the monitor. The video card is a diamond stealth 64 with 2M of vram.
The monitor is a 17" CTX. I know Ppros handle video a little differant
than P's do but how do I fix this in linux? Win95 works fine... Runs
even better after I got fastvid.

If you have any ideas, please email me. Is there a Ppro version of an
svgalib file i need or what?

Thanks, cuz I'm stumped.

Everything else works fine tho.


1. X works fine in laptop mode, won't load in docked mode.

Hello. This is my first message here, but I hope it's not my last. I
am a newbie to Linux, but I've taken a couple classes. I apologize if
I misuse a term here or there, but hey, I'm learning. :)

I finally took the plunge and installed Red Hat 7.2  on my computer,
which is a Dell Inspiron 8000 laptop. With the help of resources like
linux-laptop.net, I was able to install it just fine. When I use Linux
in laptop mode, everything works great. X loads up fine, KDE looks
wonderful, the whole shebang goes swimmingly.

The problem is when I dock the laptop. Kudzu detects the network
interface built into the dock, and detects the USB mouse plugged into
the hub built into my monitor, a Sony HMD-A400. When it's time for X
to come up, the screen goes black and the power light turns yellow, as
if it is getting no signal.

I went so far as to attempt to install Red Hat with the computer
docked. Using the installation tool, I tried out different resolutions
and color depths with the "test settings" button... Every single one I
tried gives me the black screen, yellow light dead monitor.

It seems like the only conclusion to make is to make is that my
monitor is incompatible with X. I just wanted to get some input from
some more knowlegable people than myself.

Here are some more details about my system which my prove useful: Dell
Inspiron 8000, Pentium III 850MHz, 512MB RAM, ATI Rage Mobility M4 AGP
video card,

Thank you for any help you may be able to provide.
Eddie Lukin


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