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Offline s3704ssv

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Acer Aspire One ZG5
« on: May 31, 2010, 01:13:25 PM »
Good Day to All!

I have an Acer Aspire One and would like to have TC/MC with Xorg running on this 'netbook'
Hardware Info:
Model No: ZG5
Product No: AOA110
VGA Bios Version: v0.3305

CPU: Intel Atom N270 1.6Ghz
RAM: 1.5Gb
Storage Medium: 8Gb SSD [the extremely slow one]

Problem #1:
There are no problems booting to xvesa via TC 2.11..., however..., when I try to load Xorg and issue startx..., It seem can't go to a desktop :( [even if booted to text mode and manually modprobed drm and i915]

attached is the Xorg.0.log

note: I'm still running TC on USB but this is not a problem right?

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Re: Acer Aspire One ZG5
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2010, 01:45:25 PM »
Try first with xorg.conf.vesa as recommended in the info file; once it works, try changing the driver line to intel.
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Re: Acer Aspire One ZG5
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2010, 02:11:45 PM »
wow!, thanks for the swift reply!

darn blasted!..., I was not able to read the info file  :-[ [My fault :(..., I'm sorry :(]

anyways..., I'll try it and report back for results.

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Re: Acer Aspire One ZG5
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2010, 02:34:47 PM »
@curaga

I've tried to copy xorg.conf.vesa to xorg.conf..., then issued startx but did'nt work
tried to rename the driver to 'intel' and it works! but with a black background and no icons/bar on the bottom.

Tried also Xorg -configure and issuing the test X -config.... results to a hang.

Maybe I need a little more tweeking!?

I need to have Acceleration and 3D if possible :)

Will the stock xorg.conf.vesa with the replaced 'vesa' to 'intel' be sufficient for 3D and acceleration?


best regards,
dabiano

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Re: Acer Aspire One ZG5
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2010, 02:57:38 PM »
@curaga

I've tried to copy xorg.conf.vesa to xorg.conf..., then issued startx but did'nt work
tried to rename the driver to 'intel' and it works! but with a black background and no icons/bar on the bottom.

startx currently needs to happen in your home directory.

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Will the stock xorg.conf.vesa with the replaced 'vesa' to 'intel' be sufficient for 3D and acceleration?

Yes, as long as the graphics extension is loaded.

edit: Might need to add the DRI snippet from /etc/X11/README.xorg.conf.
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