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I'm trying to install Zod on a Toshiba Tecra M1, and everything goes fine until it boots after the installation. I get the little "X" when it starts to load, but then the screen just sits there and glows. No text, no logon, no nuthin', and it doesn't respond to anything I do.

 

Any ideas? I've tried everything I can think of, and have tried it three times this morning...

 

TIA,

-- BigDog

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bit of an old laptop that ?

 

try reading this

 

http://tuxmobil.org/toshiba_tecra_m1.html

 

particularly this (i know this is redhat 9, but perhaps you can apply the shadowfb bit to zod)

 

Graphic-Chip

 

After having lots of troubles with the trident driver, I tried around, a lot with the vesa driver but couldn`t get it showing propper colors (it looked like the alien filter of gimp). Then i played with all of the trident drivers options and finaly got it working (it did not crash anymore and showed the right colors) but the screen, no matter what resolutions i tried stayed 4 times bigger than my display. After i gave up and started linux up with a framebuffer, strangely the trident driver showed the rigt resolution, too. I dont know why that is, but i never had too much to do with X and framebuffer stuff, so if anybody is able to enlighten me go ahead and write an e-mail. My XFConfig looks like that: (the ShadowFB option is important!)

 

 

 

 

 

Section "Device"

Identifier "Trident CyberXP"

Driver "trident"

VendorName "Trident/Toshiba"

BoardName "CyberBlade/XP/Ai1"

ChipSet "cyberbladeXPAi1"

Option "CyberShadow" "false"

Option "ShadowFB" "true"

Option "accel"

Option "BackingStore" "on"

Option "SaveUnders" "on"

BusID "PCI:01:00:0"

EndSection

 

post your xorg.conf file from /etc/X11/ here and we'll see if we can add the graphics card to it

 

i'd also advise you to boot in non X mode (init 3)

 

to do that, vi /etc/inittab and change the 5 to 3, save and reboot

 

so from this

#
# inittab	   This file describes how the INIT process should set up
#			   the system in a certain run-level.
#
# Author:	   Miquel van Smoorenburg, <miquels@drinkel.nl.mugnet.org>
#			   Modified for RHS Linux by Marc Ewing and Donnie Barnes
#

# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:
#   0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#   1 - Single user mode
#   2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
#   3 - Full multiuser mode
#   4 - unused
#   5 - X11
#   6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# 
id:5:initdefault:

 

to this

 

#
# inittab	   This file describes how the INIT process should set up
#			   the system in a certain run-level.
#
# Author:	   Miquel van Smoorenburg, <miquels@drinkel.nl.mugnet.org>
#			   Modified for RHS Linux by Marc Ewing and Donnie Barnes
#

# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:
#   0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#   1 - Single user mode
#   2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
#   3 - Full multiuser mode
#   4 - unused
#   5 - X11
#   6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# 
id:3:initdefault:

 

 

cheers

anyweb

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Thanks!! Yeah, it's not new, I got it from my wife's company when they retired their depreciated boxes.

 

I've been making some progress, based on what I've found in the wild. I now get color and visual noise, with shadows of icons, but when I Ctl-Alt-F1 back to the command line, there's an error that says "Screen0 not DRI capable" or something like that.

 

So tomorrow I'll chase down how to deal with DRMs that aren't loaded. I'm done for today! :blink:

 

Cheers, and thanks again!

-- BigDog

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