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Author Topic: Xorg problems with vector 5.9 light on compaq presario p3  (Read 1388 times)
dukefluke
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« on: July 25, 2008, 02:12:15 pm »

I have a compaq presario 5000(p3 800mhz, 64mb ram) that I installed 5.9 light on.

lspci says i have an 82810E chipset graphics controller. The installer set my xorg.conf to use the i810 driver.

First reboot after install when going into graphical mode got a bunch of squiggly wiggles.

So I rebooted using the linux-tui and edited my xorg.conf. Actually I just replaced it with the vesa one provided
in the /etc/X11 directory.

Now startx just gives me a black screen.


 Huh
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lagagnon
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2008, 03:39:48 pm »

That old i810 driver had some probs IIRC. Boot into linux-tui from the lilo boot screen, login as root, edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and change the line:

Driver "i810"

to

Driver "vesa"

that should work. If that does not work change the line

DefaultDepth 24

to

DefaultDepth 16
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2008, 05:36:51 pm »

I was having similar problems with this release on a similar video chip.

Try booting into CLI mode and log in with your use name and password.
try
Code:
startx
there at the termina.

If the GUI loads, then you have the same problem I did, which is  a broken KDM package.

If that works, simply su to root, then slapt-get -i kdm-small
Reboot, and you should have your GUI back.

PS. IF startx doesn't load the GUI, then you have a different problem.
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dukefluke
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2008, 09:19:53 am »

Thanks for the reply,

The system in question won't even post now. No video output.
I'm not sure but I suspect that maybe it was the motherboard all along.

Since the onboard video was previously working in Win98 I thought it must be an xorg
problem. Nope just a crappy motherboard. hehe.

I've got 5.9 light running on another p3 800 128mb ram and its really,really nice.
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