Compaq LTE 5280 - problems with video card drivers
Hi. I'm really new to linux but I figured this would fit better in the laptop section rather than in the newbie section.
So, to the problem; I installed Debian 3.0 r2 on an old Compaq LTE 5280 laptop (Pentium 120 MHz, 32 MB RAM, video card: Cirrus Logic GD7543, 1024 kB, 800x600 res.).
First, after installation, X would not start at all. I went through these guides I found through a google search, but they led me nowhere (I could not find a guide for the specific laptop/video card, the closest I got was one for the Compaq LTE 5200 model which uses a different video card). I ran the xf86config program over and over again, trying different combinations of video card etc, with no luck.
Then a friend of mine adviced me to use the VISA driver. With VISA specified in the XF86Config file X starts and works fine, except for one minor thing. There appears a lot of horizontal gray and green (same colour as background) lines at what seems like random places on the screen. I tested to put in an extra monitor and gets the same problem on both screens, so I figured it has to be the video card driver.
Any suggestions on other video card configurations or other ways to get rid of those annoying horizontal lines?