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ok, older laptop...Fujitsu Lifebook S series...model 6010. 1 gig chip, 512 ram, 40 gig HD...pretty good shape for it's age. It will not boot 19 out of 20 distros into ...
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    intel video chip has me considering drug and alcohol abuse


    ok, older laptop...Fujitsu Lifebook S series...model 6010. 1 gig chip, 512 ram, 40 gig HD...pretty good shape for it's age. It will not boot 19 out of 20 distros into x. So far, I have it able to boot dsl and something I stumbled across called cd linux. It is still under development and doesn't even have a package manager yet...DSL isn't an option. this laptop is going to an underprivileged child and it needs a more new-user-friendly distro.

    Got a clue when I tried to boot mandriva and it got to the start x point and then gave me this dialog box:

    Your system supports multiple head configurations
    What do you want to do

    (at this point I was looking for the "Throw-it-against-the-wall" option.)

    Use Xinerama extension

    Configure all heads independently

    configure only card "intel Corporationl82830 CGC [chipset graphic controller]" (pci:0:2:1)

    configure only card "intel Corporationl82830 CGC [chipset graphic controller]" (pci:0:2:0)

    I've used all of the choices and it just pukes and comes back to the command line. Any help with this would be appreciated. Some kid will love this little laptop...but I don't and won't use windows...it came with xp sp2 originally but has a wiped drive by the donor.

    EDIT: Finally was able to get a test on x and this is the errors that came back.

    (EE) intel)(0): sil164 not detected got 5: from DVO12C_E Slave 112

    (EE) intel(0): tfp410 not detected got VID 1305: from DVO12C_E Slave 112.

    Try to change some parameters.

    Dude, I've changed every parameter, every way they can be changed and I still remain with a fairly decent door stop. Your help would be appreciated,

    h
    Last edited by helios17; 10-16-2008 at 08:21 PM. Reason: addendum

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    I really wanna help with this good cause, but I'm not sure what to recommend (besides avoiding the drug and alcohol abuse until you have a fully configured system ).

    A laptop (with one screen presumably!) recommending multi-head operation by default seems weird.... Something seems screwed up with your X config.

    Can you post the contents of /etc/X11/xorg.conf? (Do you have any way of using cut and paste from that machine? I hope you don't have to copy it by hand )
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    here-tis

    Yep, thought you might axe...Smatter-Of-Factly...I have it right here. This is copied from the one of the two distros I can get it to boot from...cdlinux

    Unfortunately, these people don't have ANY documentation on this distro on the one site I did find for them...

    # default xorg.conf, use fbdev -- zxh(imzxh@uahoo.com)

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Simple Layout"
    Screen "Screen0"
    InputDevice "GenericKeyboard" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "GenericMouse" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "GenericTouchpad" "SendCoreEvents"
    EndSection

    Section "Files"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/truetype/wqy"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/truetype/dejavu"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Disable "glx"
    Disable "record"
    Disable "dri"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "true"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "GenericKeyboard"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "GenericMouse"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "imPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "GenericTouchpad"
    Driver "synaptics"
    Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
    Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
    Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
    ModelName "Monitor Model"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    ### Available Driver options are:-
    ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
    ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
    ### [arg]: arg optional
    #Option "NoAccel" # [<bool>]
    #Option "SWcursor" # [<bool>]
    #Option "ColorKey" # <i>
    #Option "CacheLines" # <i>
    #Option "Dac6Bit" # [<bool>]
    #Option "DRI" # [<bool>]
    #Option "NoDDC" # [<bool>]
    #Option "ShowCache" # [<bool>]
    #Option "XvMCSurfaces" # <i>
    #Option "PageFlip" # [<bool>]
    Identifier "Card0"
    Driver "i810"
    VendorName "Intel Corporation"
    BoardName "82830 CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller]"
    BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    DefaultDepth 24
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Card0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 1
    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

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    That xorg looks fine to me, but I'm definitely not an expert. Hopefully someone smarter than me will jump in if they see something wrong.

    Have you tried this suggestion?

    Also, have you tried any of the major distros? Suse, fedora, and ubuntu, all have pretty good hardware detection. Maybe you could have a look at the ubuntu livecd to see if it boots? (or maybe you've already tried those?)
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    sigh...

    "Have you tried this suggestion?"

    about 15 times

    "Also, have you tried any of the major distros? Suse, fedora, and ubuntu,..."

    ...pretty good shape for it's age. It will not boot 19 out of 20 distros...

    You may safely assume that those 19 were "major" distros. I don't often post to the forums because I am usually more than capable of either googling the answer or figuring it out on my own. That's not to say I don't miss things from time to time. When I cannot get any of the top 20 live cd's to boot and I cannot alter those xorg.conf files...then the problem is pretty hard to deal with.

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    Sorry dude. Not sure I can help much more.

    You sure you don't have faulty hardware?
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    I'm not thinkin' so

    If I can get DSL and CDLinux to boot, then how would my hardware be faulty? I've been googling around just now and found out that the cdlinux distro is based on slackware. Going to go see if I can find a decent slack distro like vector or something and give it a shot...

    None of the big boys seem to have been able to work with this chipset according to google. Shame too...this is a sweet little machine.

    Thank you for your time Smolloy. This has been a frustration of unbelievable levels...This shouldn't be happening with Linux at this stage of the game. My research is showing that this chipset (specifically the i830 intel) is truly evil. I am off to banter with the kernel developers a bit and see why this is still a problem for us.

    Thanks again all...should you find a resolution (no pun intended) please post.

    helios

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