solved: Re: X11 problems on dell inspiron 5000

Eric S. Johansson esj at
Mon May 30 12:02:02 UTC 2005

Eric S. Johansson wrote:
> Robbo wrote:
>> Take a look at the X logs (usually /var/log/Xorg.0.log) to see what
>> driver the live CD is using, etc..
> same drivers it seems.  ati, atimisc, etc.

found a note in bugzilla on this topic

if I had "vga=792" as a kernel parameter, I see much happiness on the 
screen in my future.

first thing I did after getting X to work was to install emacs. (how 

There are some other problems such as closing the lid causes the machine 
to either hang or die.  So I need to fool around with that.  but most 
importantly I have a screen with pretty colors (and a network connection 

Xephem is next on the list.

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