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....guyz..i need ya help...i got a 165mhz laptop...it's a 12 inch laptop....resolution is 800x600....80mb and 2gb hard drive... now i got a gentoo cd...cant config the resolution...reason is simple....I DONT ...
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    WANNA INSTALL GENTOO ON A OLD LAPTOP


    ....guyz..i need ya help...i got a 165mhz laptop...it's a 12 inch laptop....resolution is 800x600....80mb and 2gb hard drive...

    now i got a gentoo cd...cant config the resolution...reason is simple....I DONT KNOW ..plus i tried booting it..can't get the networking card running..nor the sound card....help me please....i wanna use gentoo coz it runs fast on the old laptop compare to the other distros...and tell me how to install....i went thru the handbook....confused....help me please...

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    Ok, you have to go through it step by step. I can't tell you how to do it since I don't know **** about your system, but you will probably figure out yourself if you follow these intructions.

    1. Resolution
    http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/xorg-config.xml

    2. Sound
    http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/alsa-guide.xml

    3. Network
    http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...intable&full=1

    I'll assume you've already read the link on number 3, but do that again. One thing you have to have when running Gentoo is patience...


    I'm still a n00b so I can't help you. I just know that when I followed the instructions I was usually alright.

    *edit*

    One thing that I had to do when getting the network to function well was make sure hotplug and coldplug were installed and running at default runlevel.

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    aight....helped me la....but still got a bit problem...i tthink gotta do a lot of work la...

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    nope....what i mean is the resolution at the first itself...when i insert the cd...i couldnt get the resolution rite...it starts with 102x768....instead of the 800x600..how am i gonna make it smaller..

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    Quote Originally Posted by yogi85
    nope....what i mean is the resolution at the first itself...when i insert the cd...i couldnt get the resolution rite...it starts with 102x768....instead of the 800x600..how am i gonna make it smaller..
    I'll assume you get those numbers from your xorg.conf

    This is mine:

    Code:
    Section "Extensions"
        Option "Composite" "Enable"
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier     "X.org Configured"
    	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    	#InputDevice    "Synaptics Mouse" "CorePointer"
    	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
    	RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
    	ModulePath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
    	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc/"
    	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/TTF/"
    	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Type1/"
    	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/CID/"
    	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/"
    	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
    	Load  "glx"
    	Load  "record"
    	Load  "extmod"
    	Load  "dbe"
    	# Load  "dri"
    	Load  "xtrap"
    	Load  "freetype"
    	Load  "type1"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Keyboard0"
    	Driver		"kbd"
    	Option		"XkbLayout" "sv"
            Option          "XkbRules" "xorg"
            Option          "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
            Option          "RightAlt" "ModeShift"
            Option          "XkbOption" "altwin:menu"
            Option          "CoreKeyboard"
            Option          "XkbVariant" "sv"
            Option          "LeftAlt" "Meta"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier 	"Mouse0"
    	Driver     	"mouse"
    	Option	    	"Protocol" "auto"
    	Option	    	"Device" "/dev/mouse"
    	Option		"ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection
    
    #Section "InputDevice"
    #  Identifier    "Synaptics Mouse"
    #  Driver        "synaptics"
    #  Option        "Device"        "/dev/psaux"
    #  Option        "Protocol"      "auto-dev"
    #  Option        "LeftEdge"      "1700"
    #  Option        "RightEdge"     "5300"
    #  Option        "TopEdge"       "1700"
    #  Option        "BottomEdge"    "4200"
    #  Option        "FingerLow"     "25"
    #  Option        "FingerHigh"    "30"
    #  Option        "MaxTapTime"    "180"
    #  Option        "MaxTapMove"    "220"
    #  Option        "VertScrollDelta" "100"
    #  Option        "MinSpeed"      "0.06"
    #  Option        "MaxSpeed"      "0.12"
    #  Option        "AccelFactor" "0.0010"
    #  Option        "SHMConfig"     "on"
    #  Option       "Repeater"      "/dev/input/ps2mouse"
    #EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier   	"Monitor0"
    	VendorName   	"Monitor Vendor"
    	ModelName    	"Monitor Model"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
            ### Available Driver options are:-
            ### Values&#58; [i]&#58; integer, <f>&#58; float, <bool>&#58; "True"/"False",
            ### <string>&#58; "String", <freq>&#58; "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
            ### &#91;arg&#93;&#58; arg optional
            #Option     "DigitalVibrance"    	# [i]
            #Option     "NoFlip"             	# &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "Dac8Bit"            	# &#91;<bool>&#93;
            Option      "NoLogo" "true"
            #Option     "UBB"                	# &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "Stereo"             	# [i]
            #Option     "SWcursor"           	# &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "HWcursor"           	# &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "VideoKey"           	# [i]
            #Option     "NvAGP"              	# [i]
            #Option     "IgnoreEDID"         	# &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "NoDDC"              	# &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "ConnectedMonitor"   	# <str>
            #Option     "ConnectedMonitors"  	# <str>
            #Option     "TVStandard"         	# <str>
            #Option     "TVOutFormat"        	# <str>
            Option     "RenderAccel" "true"
            #Option     "CursorShadow"       	# &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "CursorShadowAlpha"  	# [i]
            #Option     "CursorShadowXOffset" 	# [i]
            #Option     "CursorShadowYOffset" 	# [i]
            #Option     "UseEdidFreqs"       	# &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "FlatPanelProperties" 	# <str>
            #Option     "TwinView"           	# &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "TwinViewOrientation" 	# <str>
            #Option     "SecondMonitorHorizSync" 	# <str>
            #Option     "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" 	# <str>
            #Option     "MetaModes"          	# <str>
            #Option     "UseInt10Module"     	# &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "NoTwinViewXineramaInfo" 	# &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "NoRenderExtension"  	# &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "Overlay"            	# &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "CIOverlay"          	# &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "ForceEmulatedOverlay" 	# &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "TransparentIndex"   	# [i]
            #Option     "OverlayDefaultVisual" 	# &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "NvEmulate"          	# [i]
            #Option     "NoBandWidthTest"    	# &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "CustomEDID-CRT-0"   	# <str>
            #Option     "CustomEDID-CRT-1"   	# <str>
            #Option     "CustomEDID-DFP-0"   	# <str>
            #Option     "CustomEDID-DFP-1"   	# <str>
            #Option     "CustomEDID-TV-0"    	# <str>
            #Option     "CustomEDID-TV-1"    	# <str>
            #Option     "TVOverScan"         	# <f>
            #Option     "IgnoreDisplayDevices" 	# <str>
            #Option     "MultisampleCompatibility" 	# &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "RegistryDwords"     	# <str>
            #Option     "NoPowerConnectorCheck" 	# &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "AllowDFPStereo"     	# &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "XvMCUsesTextures"   	# &#91;<bool>&#93;
            #Option     "HorizSync"          	# <str>
            #Option     "VertRefresh"        	# <str>
    	Identifier  "Card0"
    	Driver      "nvidia"
    	VendorName  "nVidia Corporation"
    	BoardName   "NV28 &#91;GeForce4 Ti 4200 Go AGP 8x&#93;"
    	BusID       "PCI&#58;1&#58;0&#58;0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier "Screen0"
    	Device     "Card0"
    	Monitor    "Monitor0"
    	DefaultDepth 24
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     24
    		Modes	"1680x1050"
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     4
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     8
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     15
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     16
    	EndSubSection
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     24
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    I set my resolution in the "Screen" section.

    *edit*

    I'm not sure what you mean? Are you talking about the resolution while installing?

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    what i mean is when u booting the cd itself...it shoots to 1024 resolution...i want it to be at 800x600...u knw...after u typed in

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    Are you running Gentoo from a CD? Why not install it on the harddrive instead? When I installed Gentoo my resolution was higher than after it was installed. I have to admit that I don't understand your problem. If you plan to use a WM then you set your resolution in /etc/X11/xorg.conf if you wish to set the resolution in the terminal (not using a WM) then I don't know how to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maol9883
    Are you running Gentoo from a CD? Why not install it on the harddrive instead? When I installed Gentoo my resolution was higher than after it was installed. I have to admit that I don't understand your problem. If you plan to use a WM then you set your resolution in /etc/X11/xorg.conf if you wish to set the resolution in the terminal (not using a WM) then I don't know how to do that.
    I don't think you can...

    Are you just installing it? If so, then... no offense, but just deal with it for now, and then change it after it's installed. Although, I must admit, I don't know why anybody would prefer 800x600 over 1024x768... I guess it's just a matter of preference... I personally hate 800x600 resoultion, but that's just me...

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    Becuase I am guessing the native resolution of the LCD is 8x6. That would mean that 1024x768 would look awful. When the live cd first boots up, hit "F1". That should display some parameters that you can enter for a resolution.

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    err um if when the cd boots up you can read the text on the screen then dont worry about it go ahead and complete the install and when it comes to setting up 'X' after the install of the base system then you will need to worry about the resolutions
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