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Mint KDE CE DVD xorg xmodule boot option

Postby rec9140 on Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:19 pm

Is there a boot cheatcode/option to specify the xorg module to use similar to:

boot xmodule=ati

I've tried this, and looked at the wiki with no success, along with the f2,f3 options on the boot screen.

This is for the live DVD not an installed version.

I am trying to get a 1440 x 900 screen on a Dell Inspiron 9400 laptop. Another distro sucessfully does this, but strikes out on java (non sun, so nothing works), and most especially support of the 3945abg card for wireless networking.

The other distro is using the xorg ati module and that gives me my desired screen resolution.

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Re: Mint KDE CE DVD xorg xmodule boot option

Postby Husse on Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:39 am

I think that's specific to Knoppix
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Re: Mint KDE CE DVD xorg xmodule boot option

Postby rec9140 on Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:19 am

Husse wrote:I think that's specific to Knoppix


The 5.3.1 Knoppix boots into a native 1440x 900 screen with out issue, and am trying to get LM KDE to do the same or allow me to change it.

So there is no command line equivalent for LM KDE to do this?

Best I get is 1152x8??? and that just looks horrible.
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Re: Mint KDE CE DVD xorg xmodule boot option

Postby Husse on Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:27 am

There are several ways to do it - screen resolution tools etc....
I prefer editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf but it's sidestepped to an extent
I'll try to reboot into KDE to see what to suggest - I'm mainly a gnome guy.....
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Re: Mint KDE CE DVD xorg xmodule boot option

Postby rec9140 on Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:28 am

Husse wrote:There are several ways to do it - screen resolution tools etc....
I prefer editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf but it's sidestepped to an extent
I'll try to reboot into KDE to see what to suggest - I'm mainly a gnome guy.....


Tried the display via KDE Control, doesn't change any thing.

If this were an installed version I would edit xorg.conf, but on the LIVE DVD, it needs to reboot so the changes are lost.
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Re: Mint KDE CE DVD xorg xmodule boot option

Postby Husse on Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:41 pm

it needs to reboot

I think it's enough to restart X
ctrl+alt+backspace
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Re: Mint KDE CE DVD xorg xmodule boot option

Postby rec9140 on Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:53 pm

Husse wrote:
it needs to reboot

I think it's enough to restart X
ctrl+alt+backspace
Sorry I did not notice you had not installed yet...


I'll try it again, I seem to remember doing that and no changes took effect....but I've tried so many options and choices out of the list I've lost track.
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Re: Mint KDE CE DVD xorg xmodule boot option

Postby rec9140 on Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:46 pm

Husse wrote:
it needs to reboot

I think it's enough to restart X
ctrl+alt+backspace
Sorry I did not notice you had not installed yet...


Tried editing xorg.conf, and above, just freezes at booting rc.local,same with logout re-startx.

Also no joy on live vga=868 from the VESA mode list.
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