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OmniBook XE2-linux

deger
Occasional Visitor

OmniBook XE2-linux

Hi
I m using an omnibook xe2 running Mandrake 7.2.
my Xfree86 version 4.0.1 . and i cannot install my display settings . so Xwindows doesnt run . Mandrake is find my card like SMI Lynx EM . but what did i tried , it doesnt run correctly . How can i solve this .
thx.
2 REPLIES
Nicolas THOMAS
Occasional Visitor

Re: OmniBook XE2-linux

To set-up the X server you need to create a /etc/X11/XFree86-4 file.

You can use dexter or xf86cfg for this !

It's also time for you to read the docs .
www.linuxdocs.com

or just type man XFree86
Nicolas THOMAS
Mark Fenton
Esteemed Contributor

Re: OmniBook XE2-linux

Setting up X on a laptop is challenging!
Your problem is addressed here: http://www.linuxia.de/omnibook-xe2.en.html
The issue you are experiencing is that XFree86 4.0 doesn't support your chipset. Use v.3.3.6 and you should be alright.

(I experienced simular problems with another manufacturer's laptop when I tried to set up Linux -- never did get the thing done before I had to return it...)