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Acer TravelMate 2480 - does not support Xorg?
« on: June 26, 2011, 05:24:47 PM »
i've been trying for some hours to use Xorg-7.5 extention on my laptop, but it seem too dificult for me to fix up issues if the intel driver... help me using the 1280x800 resolution i want! ;D


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Re: Acer TravelMate 2480 - does not support Xorg?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2011, 08:19:53 PM »
Probably the easiest thing to do is to google on the "name of your graphics chipset" and "xorg.conf"

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Re: Acer TravelMate 2480 - does not support Xorg?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2011, 08:53:28 PM »
already tried, got nothing functional...

btw, with i got this message while trying stuff out:

"i915 not found in modules.dep"

is there any way i can compile my own i915 driver and use it in my TC system?


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Re: Acer TravelMate 2480 - does not support Xorg?
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2011, 08:55:44 PM »
The i915 driver is in Xorg-7.5-3d.tcz

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Re: Acer TravelMate 2480 - does not support Xorg?
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2011, 08:57:05 PM »
leeme check this out ^^

thanks

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Re: Acer TravelMate 2480 - does not support Xorg?
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2011, 11:26:32 PM »
Xorg 7.5 3g .dep keeps bugging my computer as i`m try o download it  ???

it`s a kind of "ACPI conflict" then black screen.
i`m giving up installing Xorg 3d for now

i`m using vesa @ 1024x768

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Re: Acer TravelMate 2480 - does not support Xorg?
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2011, 11:36:48 PM »
Xorg 7.5 3g .dep keeps bugging my computer as i`m try o download it

What error do you see exactly?

Maybe you could use the command "tce-load -wil Xorg-7.5-3d" from a terminal prompt and post any errors you get here.

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Re: Acer TravelMate 2480 - does not support Xorg?
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2011, 11:41:18 PM »
the big issue it that the screen fades away... so, no possibility of print screening, i think  :(

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Re: Acer TravelMate 2480 - does not support Xorg?
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2011, 11:42:53 PM »
eh?

Maybe you could re-boot with the boot code "text" and enter the command I mentioned?

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Re: Acer TravelMate 2480 - does not support Xorg?
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2011, 12:10:20 AM »
damn it! screen gone black anyway!

i read something like SMB, and region, a MAC-like address (XX:XX:XX:XX:XX, not with just x`s of course) , but nothing as clear as i can figure out to tell you... sorry

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long ago, in 3.2 version i managed to install these extensions in this same laptop, but i could not leave text-mode as soon as i tried to intall 3d Xorg so i uninstalled TC. I can only think this OS getting even more hostile to my machine as time goes by...

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Re: Acer TravelMate 2480 - does not support Xorg?
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2011, 12:27:51 AM »
So, if I understand correctly, you were able to boot without problems using the boot code "text"?

Were you able to download the extension using "tce-load -wil Xorg-7.5-3d" successfully? From memory, this will download the extension but not load it.

Note the following:

1. With an intel graphics chipset, I doubt that xorg will start without a valid xorg.conf - i.e. it will not work "config-less"

2. With an intel graphics chipset, it is quite possible that Xvesa will only work at 640x480x16 or 1024x768x16 without resorting to 915resolution or similar.

3. Loading the Xorg-7.5-3d extension will cause the i915 kernel driver to load and will switch the kernel graphics mode. If this works correctly, you will see the fonts in text mode get much smaller. If it does not work, you will quite probably see the kinds of errors you describe.

Given the above, I would suggest you start by booting using the "text" code and then run xsetup.sh to set resolution to 640x480x16 and "startx", if this works, try 1024x768x16. If both work, you could quite possibly get 915resolution to give you the native resolution for your screen.
« Last Edit: June 27, 2011, 12:29:57 AM by Juanito »

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Re: Acer TravelMate 2480 - does not support Xorg?
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2011, 06:40:14 AM »
yep, i did boot correcty then i used

"tce-load -wil Xorg-7.5-3d"

it downloads "Xorg-7.5.dep" but soon after this, screen goes black, with no apparent reason, just showing a line describing an "ACPI violation" for 3 seconds berofe fading away

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i really don`t know how to use 915resolution, but as i tried "915resolution -l" it showed me a list of possible graphic mode. guess what - no widescreen, just 1024x768 and 1280x1024.

what can i try next?

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OFFTOPIC: hey, how do i get a br-abnt keyboard layout in TC? i just forgot the steps ;)


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Re: Acer TravelMate 2480 - does not support Xorg?
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2011, 06:44:23 AM »
IMHO, i think that as soon as i download the 3d dep file, some awkward configuration is triggered. It was supposed to change my resolution or to do some pre-processing, but it simply its not really working

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Re: Acer TravelMate 2480 - does not support Xorg?
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2011, 06:47:26 AM »
is there any script for checking the integrity (MD5sum) of my apps?
double-checking looking for broken .tcz`s might be useful for me now

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Re: Acer TravelMate 2480 - does not support Xorg?
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2011, 06:49:59 AM »
it downloads "Xorg-7.5.dep" but soon after this, screen goes black, with no apparent reason, just showing a line describing an "ACPI violation" for 3 seconds berofe fading away
This quite possibly means the i915 driver will not work with your hardware, so let's leave this aside for the moment.

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what can i try next?
did you try the following and did it work:

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I would suggest you start by booting using the "text" code and then run xsetup.sh to set resolution to 640x480x16 and "startx", if this works, try 1024x768x16. If both work, you could quite possibly get 915resolution to give you the native resolution for your screen.
« Last Edit: June 27, 2011, 07:00:06 AM by Juanito »