Colony 4 Report
lakin.wecker at gmail.com
Mon Sep 5 22:32:53 CDT 2005
Ferrari 4005 (WLMi) Colony 4 Report.
I Just got the time to install the Colony 4 AMD64 on my laptop's extra
partition. The install was very similar and usual to the hoary install, no
Once booted however, X doesn't show which was and is a problem with Hoary.
Apparently, the X700 card on this laptop has some wierdness to the ordering
of the LCD and the external display's and the xorg.conf file provided with
both hoary and breezy don't properly config the laptop, so it shuts off the
LCD display. Unfortunately, the resolution I chose was higher than my
external monitor so I had to switch to a virtual console to fix it. Adding:
Option "MonitorLayout" "LVDS,CRT" to the device section fixed the problem.
The virtual console however, had some wierd fuzzy issues going on, which
made the text increasingly harder to read as it approached the left of the
Restarted GDM and was given something similar with X, so I killed it using
CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE, and was returned to a now fixed console. Started GDM
again and voila X was working. 3D acceleration was not however. Not sure if
this was the same bug others have reported with ati's drivers. Most likely
so as I have it working nicely in hoary, with minimal configuration.
Once USplash was configured properly it worked very well, and looks very
The main set of things which weren't working were sleep/hibernate. I haven't
been able to even get these working with a fair bit of work, so it's not a
In terms of the Laptop Testing I have filled out a report here:
Thanks so much for all the good work. Nearly all of the Fn keys worked out
of the box, including the launch application keys. The touchpad with the
edge-scrolling features works out of the box.
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