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Trouble with Linux 6.0 and Video Card

Garry Friz
Occasional Visitor

Trouble with Linux 6.0 and Video Card

Hello all, can anyone assist me with getting Linux 6.0 loaded on my HP
Pavillion n3210 Notebook. I've actually loaded it but I can't get X-windows to
come up because my video card (trident micro cyberblade i7
4mb) isn't listed in the default selections in the menu. I've tried some of the
generics with no luck.
I'm very new to Linux (as you probable can tell).
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
3 REPLIES
Patrick Watts_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Trouble with Linux 6.0 and Video Card

Garry,

You need to upgrade to XFree release 3.3.4, or greater, which adds support
for the Cyberblade chips.
Chuck Slivkoff
Frequent Advisor

Re: Trouble with Linux 6.0 and Video Card

The following link contains details on installing Linux on HP Pavillion
laptops:

http://www.idiom.com/~zilla/Computer/hp3190report.html

This information should apply to the following products:

F1911A N3110
F1912A N3150
F1913A N3190
F1914A N3210
F1916A N3250
F1917A N3270
F1918A N3290

General information on installing Linux on laptop systems is available here:

http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/kharker/linux-laptop/
James Baugh_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: Trouble with Linux 6.0 and Video Card

I have gotten my n3210 running
X-windows under Mandrake installation. To get it running I had to manually "tweak" the file:
/etc/X11/XF86Config

First as already mentioned you should get the latest XFree distribution, I think it's 4.2. For
details of the config file execute
> man XF86Config

Be sure to set SWcursor to on.
Be sure to set pixel depth to 16 bits.
Be sure to set screen to 800x600

You'll also want to specify generic LCD monitor.

Attached is a bare bones config file
which works on my machine. Rename your old one as ***.saved
And replace with this one. It should work.

Regards,
James