Dell Latitude Laptop Video problems with FC2

Reinhard Sy reinhard at
Wed May 26 06:31:54 UTC 2004


I had also some trouble after upgrading from FC1 to FC2 on my Dell C800.
I run system-config-display after installation and got the following
working xorg.conf file (see Attachment) . xorg.conf must be in /etx/X11

Hope this will help.


On Tue, 2004-05-25 at 22:53, Ed Gurski wrote:
> I was previously running FC1 and decided to upgrade to FC2. My Dell
> laptop has an ATI Radeon Mobilty  video card. When I installed FC2 it
> could not detect my monitor, so I set it to a Dell Flat Panel for
> laptop. I also set the resolution to 1280 x 1024 (my previous settings).
> When FC2 boots, it gives me the boot GUI and then when X starts I get
> the message tha another X server is running on Display 0? I'm a little
> confused here since I thought it should start on Display 7.
> I try to get it to start on D:7, but all I see is the big X with nothing
> else.
> If this has already been resolved, could someone point me to the thread
> and I thank you.

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# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "single head configuration"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the 
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
	RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
	FontPath     "unix/:7100"

Section "Module"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "fbdevhw"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "record"
	Load  "freetype"
	Load  "type1"
	Load  "dri"

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
#	Option	"Xleds"		"1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
#	Option	"XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
#	Option	"XkbModel"	"pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
#	Option	"XkbModel"	"microsoft"
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
#	Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
# or:
#	Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
#	Option	"XkbVariant"	"nodeadkeys"
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
#	Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
#	Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:nocaps"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "keyboard"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "de"
	Option	    "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "no"

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "LCD Panel 1280x1024"
	HorizSync    31.5 - 67.0
	VertRefresh  50.0 - 75.0
	Option	    "dpms"

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "r128"
	VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
	BoardName   "ATI Rage 128 Mobility"

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth     16
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
		Modes    "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Section "DRI"
	Group        0
	Mode         0666

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