[BL] BasLinux Digest, Vol 84, Issue 1
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baslinux at lists.ibiblio.org
Fri Mar 5 20:09:51 EST 2010
On Fri, 5 Mar 2010, baslinux at lists.ibiblio.org wrote:
> Thanks for the assistance on this!
> Works okay now appending vga=791 in loadlin for 1024x768 res, using
> the kernel zimagefb.226 from http://keesan.freeshell.org/bl/2.2.26 ,
> using package bl3fbpkg.tgz from http://keesan.freeshell.org/bl/2.2.26
> and editing a combination XF65Config file :)
Does this kernel still work with Steven's modules? If not, use his
Congratulations on getting my complicated instructions to work,
in such a short time!
I don't think you need ANY XF86Config file for either Xvesa or Xfbdev,
just for a standard X server. X will load in the same resolution
as the console that you booted to.
Try renaming it to XF86Config-bak and see if things still work.
> Combination of the XF86Config suggested by Steven at
> http://www.spack.org/geek/thinkpad-t20-xf86config.txt and that of
> Sindi at http://keesan.freeshell.org/bl/XF86Config.laptops
> ** /etc/XF86Config **
> Device set to "/dev/psaux"
> HorizSync set to 30-90
> VertRefresh set to 50-100
I don't think laptops actually have that large a range.
LCD monitors seem to do 60 and 72 vertical refresh.
If you load X with a standard X server it may tell you what
the actual frequencies are. (On another laptop, of course).
> All sub-76 Hz 1024x768 Modelines used in Section "Monitor"just as
> listed at the former t20-xf86config.txt.
> Driver "xbdev" used in Section "Screen" just as listed at the latter
I think this was just a modification of Steven's no-xvesa.tgz file
which went to higher resolution than 800. But not needed for
>> See instructions at http://keesan.freeshell.org/blfiles.htm
>> Let me know if something does not work
>> described her[e] and in my instructions at my site.
> Had to navigate in spirals to find things both at
> http://keesan.freeshell.org/bl/files.htm and at
> http://keesan.freeshell.org/bl/ , but eventually got what was needed.
blfiles.htm not files.htm
Did my links in blfiles.htm to the actual files not work?
I wrote this up in a hurry this morning to help you so let me know
if something is broken. A kind list member went through a while
back and listed all the broken links but I make new (broken) ones.
> Links works great in X, can try to upgrade this to another non-Opera
> browser via Sindi's recommendations, mc is perfectly fine as a file
DO NOT try to upgrade BL3 to glibc 2.3.6 to run Firefox or Seamonkey in
BL3. I broke BL3 X when I upgraded glibc to 2.3.6. Or try at your own
risk but keep a backup of your BL3 setup in another place (tar -zcvf
backup.tgz *). To use bigger browsers start with BL2 (glibc) not BL3.
(I probably posted the details of what went wrong - search the archives
for BL3 glibc 2.3.6 update....)
> manager, and can try to get emacs up and working.
> Ready to finally knock out Windows 98 from this laptop, .so thanks!
Win98 is helpful for testing hardware (such as video).
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