RedHat LINUX4.1 X-SERVER PROBLEM

RedHat LINUX4.1 X-SERVER PROBLEM

Post by arvi » Fri, 14 Mar 1997 04:00:00



Currently I have RedHat Linux 3.03 on Toshiba's (TECRA 700 DT, TERCA 720
CDT) laptops, which runs smoothly.

I got into problem when I tried to install RedHat Linux 4.1 on TECRA 700
DT. As soon as I run X-Windows the screen hums with a high pitch noise,
the problem continues even if I come out of X-Windows.

Here are couple of scenarios I tried...

X_SERVER used: XF86_SVGA

LINUX   X-SERVER        TECRA 700DT     TECRA 720CDT
                        chipset:        chipset:
                        ct65545         ct65550
                        (WORKS ?)       (WORKS ?)
------------------------------------------------------
3.03    3.03            YES             SKINNY SCREEN
3.03    4.0             HUMS            YES
3.03    4.1             HUMS            YES
4.1     4.1             HUMS            YES

XF86Config file for 700DT looks like:
BAndwidth 25.2
HoriSunc  25-64
VertRefresh 40-70
ModeLine  28.3 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625

Intrestingly, problem reverses if I change above ModeLine to..
ModeLine  36   800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625

Now, when I first come up with Linux & then load X-Windows, there seems
to be no problem but when I quit X-Windows I could here same humming
noise.

Response is very much appreciated.

        -ARVIN

 
 
 

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