Joined: 18 Feb 2005
|Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 3:12 pm Post subject: How to get nice X with Acer Travelmate laptops
|I have confirmed this on Acer Travelmate230.
in X by default BIOS setting, X wont work well. you cannot get 1024x768resolutions(only in console with video= statement)
so what we gonna do is little easy tweak in bios
reboot your box -> press F2 and go to bios -> go to video setting -> change VGA memory from 1MB to 8MB
now your X should work in 1024x768 mode.
and make sure you have these options enabled in kernel(taken from http://www.gkmac.co.uk/linuxacer.php )
Device drivers --> Character devices -->
<*> /dev/agpgart (AGP Support)
<*> Intel 440LX/BX/GX, I8xx and E7x05 chipset support
[*] Direct Rendering Manager (XFree86 4.1.0 and higher DRI support)
<*> Intel 830M, 845G, 852GM, 855GM, 865G (i915 driver)
#although i still cannot figure out how to get DPRM work perfect in acer travelmate laptops if you do pls write some trick
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