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I just went through the install for Mandriva 2006 off of the DVD iso. When I reboot the computer I get the following: --- GRUB Loading stage1.5. Grub loading, please ...
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    Installation Troubles


    I just went through the install for Mandriva 2006 off of the DVD iso. When I reboot the computer I get the following:
    ---
    GRUB Loading stage1.5.

    Grub loading, please wait...
    Error 17
    ---
    I have no idea what that means. Can anyone clue me in?

    Thanks

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    After some messing with the boot options it works fine. Now I'm having a problem with the display. KDE starts, but the windows don't display proerty (there see-through) and I can't see the cursor (even though it's there, menus pop up when I right click). I've tried messing with the graphics driver used but all produce the same result.

    I'm running on an Alienware Sentia, with pentium M processor using embedded graphics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gfei
    I'm running on an Alienware Sentia, with pentium M processor using embedded graphics.
    What is your exact graphic chipset?
    Code:
    lspci | grep -i vga
    I'm guessing it is Intel 855 graphics, so the driver would be "i810". Is it the one selected in /etc/X11/xorg.conf?
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    I get the following output from that command:

    00:2.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)

    The i810 driver worked when I installed Debian earlier, but now it doesn't seem to work properly, unless the problem doesn't have anything to do with the graphics driver.

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    Can you post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf?
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    I don't really have a good way to get it from the laptop. Unless I can dump the file onto a flash drive, but I don't know how to do that from the console.

    --Nevermind, figured the flash drive thing out. One small victory for me . I put it up in a bit.

    heres the xorg.conf file
    # File generated by XFdrake.

    # ************************************************** ********************
    # Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
    # this file.
    # ************************************************** ********************

    Section "Files"
    # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
    # By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
    # the X server to render fonts.
    FontPath "unix/:-1"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerFlags"
    #DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
    #DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
    AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
    Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
    Load "extmod"
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "synaptics"
    Load "glx" # 3D layer
    Load "dri" # direct rendering
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard1"
    Driver "keyboard"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "SynapticsMouse1"
    Driver "synaptics"
    Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "MaxSpeed" "0.18"
    Option "MinSpeed" "0.09"
    Option "BottomEdge" "4200"
    Option "SHMConfig" "on"
    Option "FingerLow" "25"
    Option "LeftEdge" "1700"
    Option "MaxTapMove" "220"
    Option "MaxTapTime" "180"
    Option "FingerHigh" "30"
    Option "VertScrollDelta" "100"
    Option "TopEdge" "1700"
    Option "AccelFactor" "0.0015"
    Option "RightEdge" "5300"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "monitor1"
    VendorName "Generic"
    ModelName "Flat Panel 1280x800"
    HorizSync 31.5-90
    VertRefresh 60

    # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
    # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

    # 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616

    # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
    ModeLine "1280x800_120" 181.21 1280 1376 1520 1760 800 801 804 858 -HSync +Vsync

    # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
    ModeLine "1280x800_100" 147.89 1280 1376 1512 1744 800 801 804 848 -HSync +Vsync

    # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
    ModeLine "1280x800_85" 123.38 1280 1368 1504 1728 800 801 804 840 -HSync +Vsync

    # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
    ModeLine "1280x800_75" 107.21 1280 1360 1496 1712 800 801 804 835 -HSync +Vsync

    # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
    ModeLine "1280x800_60" 83.46 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 828 -HSync +Vsync

    # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
    ModeLine "1280x800_50" 68.56 1280 1336 1472 1664 800 801 804 824 -HSync +Vsync
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "monitor2"
    VendorName "Generic"
    ModelName "Flat Panel 1280x800"
    HorizSync 31.5-90
    VertRefresh 60

    # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
    # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

    # 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616

    # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
    ModeLine "1280x800_120" 181.21 1280 1376 1520 1760 800 801 804 858 -HSync +Vsync

    # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
    ModeLine "1280x800_100" 147.89 1280 1376 1512 1744 800 801 804 848 -HSync +Vsync

    # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
    ModeLine "1280x800_85" 123.38 1280 1368 1504 1728 800 801 804 840 -HSync +Vsync

    # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
    ModeLine "1280x800_75" 107.21 1280 1360 1496 1712 800 801 804 835 -HSync +Vsync

    # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
    ModeLine "1280x800_60" 83.46 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 828 -HSync +Vsync

    # modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
    ModeLine "1280x800_50" 68.56 1280 1336 1472 1664 800 801 804 824 -HSync +Vsync
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "device1"
    BoardName "Intel 810"
    Driver "i810"
    VideoRam 16384
    Screen 0
    Option "DPMS"

    Option "XaaNoPixmapCache"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "device2"
    VendorName "Intel Corp."
    BoardName "Intel 85x"
    Driver "i810"
    Screen 0
    BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
    Option "DPMS"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "screen1"
    Device "device1"
    Monitor "monitor1"
    DefaultColorDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Virtual 1280 800
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Virtual 1280 800
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Virtual 1280 800
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Virtual 1280 800
    EndSubsection
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "screen2"
    Device "device2"
    Monitor "monitor2"
    DefaultColorDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Virtual 1280 800
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Virtual 1280 800
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Virtual 1280 800
    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Virtual 1280 800
    EndSubsection
    EndSection

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "layout1"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "SynapticsMouse1" "AlwaysCore"
    Screen "screen1"
    Screen "screen2" RightOf "screen1"
    #Option "Xinerama"
    EndSection
    And here's a screenshot I somehow managed to get so you can see what I'm talking about.

    Not cool. And that was not easy to get either.

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    Just to post a quick update. I tried using generic VESA drivers for kicks... and it works. It would still be nice to use the correct drivers for my card though.

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