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  1. #1

    Gentoo on Dell Inspiron 1300

    Hello everybody.
    I'm sorry if I write on wrong subforum, but i have a question.
    I am installing a gentoo distribution on my notebook which is dell inspiron 1300 with intel celeron cpu and 256 mb ram.
    I have 4 partitons at all.

    hda1 is my bios part. it's not replaceble.

    hda2 is ntfs and is for windows
    and i have two more parts.

    hda5 is swap (300mb)
    hda3 is reiserfs (7gb)

    i'm new in linux and i have a question.
    now i am replacing fstab

    livecd etc # nano -w fstab
    /dev/BOOT /boot ext2 noauto,noatime 1 2
    /dev/ROOT / ext3 noatime 0 1
    /dev/SWAP none swap sw 0 0
    and i must replace BOOT, ROOT and SWAP with the actual partition names.

    swap is hda5. that's clear, but which part is root and which boot?

    sorry for my bad english.
    thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    With only the swap partition and another reiser partition, you wont have a seperate /boot partition, so you can ignore this line, then the root partition will be the reiser partition.

    Of course make sure you edit the filesystem type as relevent

    Any more u need, let me know, i have gentoo on my Inspiron 1300
    "I am not an alcoholic, alcoholics go to meetings"
    Registered Linux user = #372327

  3. #3
    Thank you. This step is done, but i failed on grub emerging... I will write about my problem, but later. Now i am going out..

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  5. #4
    Did the failed emerge give you an error? If so, post what the error was, and we may be able to help.
    "I am not an alcoholic, alcoholics go to meetings"
    Registered Linux user = #372327

  6. #5
    Hello again,

    I finished grub emerging, and kde emerging too. I made all configurations. Kdelibs are also emerged, but when i try to load xinit (ot startx) there are these fatal errors:

    xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.7946
    X Window System Version 7.1.1
    Release DateL 12 May 2006
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 7.1.1
    Build Date: 19 November 2006
             Before reporting problems, check
             to make sure that you have the latest version.
    Module Loader present
    Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
                (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
                 (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (==) Log file: "var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Mon Nov 20 03:10:33 2006
    (EE) Unable to locate/open config file
    xf86AutoConfig: Primary PCI is 0:2:0
    Running "getconfig -X 70101000 -I /etc/X11,/usr/etc/X11,/usr/lib/xorg/modules,/usr/lib/xorg/modules,/usr/lib/x11/getconfig -v 0x8086 -d 0x2592 -r 0x03 -s 0x1028 -b 0x01c9 -c 0x0300" Version 1.0. Xorg version 24 built-in rules rules file '/usr/lib/X11/getconfig/xorg.cfg'. has version 1.0 1 rule added from file '/usr/lib/X11/getconfig/xorg.cfg'. Evaluated 25 rules with 0 errors. Weight of result is 500
    New driver is i810
    (==) Using default built-in configuration (53 lines)
    (WW) I810: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0:2:1) found
    Fatal server error:
    Cannot run in framebuffer mode. Please specify busIDs for all framebuffer devices
    XIO: fatal 10 error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0:0"
           after 0 requests (0 known proccessed) with 0 events remaining.

  7. #6
    Did you set up an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file? It looks like you have no xorg.conf file. I had to hand-write mine after a recent gentoo install (on a Dell C600, actually). I should probably say that by "hand-write" I mean that I just cobbled together a working xorg.conf from three or four different samples I found online, and I played with stuff until I got mine working.

    Here's a rad page that has links to many of the linux on dell laptops pages:

  8. #7
    What VIDEO_CARDS did you specify when installing xorg-server? You will need to make sure that the "i810" VIDEO_CARDS option is enabled.

    You can read my howto that i wrote on another forum here That's how to get native 1280x800 resolution using the i915 graphics card (what my Inspiron uses) Run thru the configs there, that may help.
    "I am not an alcoholic, alcoholics go to meetings"
    Registered Linux user = #372327

  9. #8
    Thank you, guys. Now I'm writing through Gentoo and i will try to replace the resolution to widescreen. I started cyrillic font and started some other programs, but i must install my usb mouse and sound too.

  10. #9
    in that case, you may want to read my Install howto which will cover kernel configuration, and most of the install steps to get sound, and framebuffer working on the laptop

    Though i have just noticed, i need to replace the wireless card part since that's in the kernel in 2.6.18 which i am now using.

    On top of the kernel configuration, you will need to install a few things, i will check what ALSA stuff i have installed, and what specific stuff you need to compile them with. And i will post what these are later.

    I am now home, and my most recent kernel config file can be found Here. It also has the kernel driver built into it on version 2.6.18, and setup kernel wise, just need to setup net.eth1 (it doesn't show as a wlan interface, but an eth interface)

    Also, you will want to emerge alsa-driver with ALSA_CARDS set to "hda-intel" in your make.conf file. This will mean it only instals the relevent driver, not the whole lot that are associated with alsa-driver. As far as i know, this is all you may need to know.
    "I am not an alcoholic, alcoholics go to meetings"
    Registered Linux user = #372327

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