CyberXZT
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Inspiron 1501 - Display Problems

Hello, I have just installed openSUSE 11.0 on my laptop and whenever I boot into normal mode, when turning on the X-Window system, the LCD display turns off. When going into the safe mode feature, it incorrectly displays the video card information. I do consider myself experienced at Linux and have been using it for many years so if any one has a solution if they can please tell me it. Thanks!

Message Edited by CyberXZT on 07-02-2008 09:56 AM
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PhillyFloyd
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Re: Inspiron 1501 - Display Problems

What do you mean by, "the safe mode feature."?

 

What does the PCI bus report your video card as:  lspci 

(your cmd might differ depending on distro)

 

Also, what does /var/log/Xorg.0.log show when the X server starts up?

 

Finally, post /etc/X11/xorg.conf

 

Thanks

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CyberXZT
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Re: Inspiron 1501 - Display Problems

Hope its ok to post links, but here...

 

http://zineserver.com/files/linux/Xorg.0.log

http://zineserver.com/files/linux/xorg.conf

http://zineserver.com/files/linux/lspci.txt

 

It displays my display adapter wrong, but trying anything else screws it up more.

 

Edit: Its actually "FailSafe" and it runs a bunch of command lines to make sure it at least starts.

Message Edited by CyberXZT on 07-02-2008 09:38 PM
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PhillyFloyd
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Re: Inspiron 1501 - Display Problems

Ugh I stink with ATI cards ... you may want to try:

 

http://slashhome.wordpress.com/2007/10/24/fglrx-ati-drivers-842-on-opensuse-103/

 

not sure what driver raedon is, you may wish to change that with fglrx driver as it seems to be the choice for those with your card.

 

 

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CyberXZT
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Re: Inspiron 1501 - Display Problems

Initially that didnt work, but after tweaking it a little more, it did! Thanks!
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PhillyFloyd
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Re: Inspiron 1501 - Display Problems

excellent ... the FOSS drivers for ATI cards aren't as fleshed-out as the NVIDIA ones...the fglrx is the proprietary version (closed-source) from ATI so it should almost *always* work with some tweaking of xorg.conf

 

enjoy

 

 

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