[K12OSN] Re: K12OSN Digest, Vol 7, Issue 80

Angus Carr acarr at saskforestcentre.ca
Wed Sep 22 15:47:41 UTC 2004

Well, that's really interesting. I have a couple of clients which  
require manual setting to make them get to an X screen.
They are identical hardware, a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 , which have 
Trident Cyberblade XP video cards on board.

I checked the PCI ID's, as below. Then I went to the vidlist file and 
found the card correctly represented. It is PCI ID 10239910, and is in 
the file as
1023:9910        trident          CyberBlade XP

Obviously, this is correct, but the automatic choice doesn't pick it up.

This isn't critical, but every time I install a server, I have to change 
lts.conf to reflect the specifc hardware. That's an extra step. It's not 
a big deal.

Angus Carr.

k12osn-request at redhat.com wrote:

>Message: 6
>Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 10:18:46 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Chris Thomas <cwt137 at yahoo.com>
>Subject: RE: [K12OSN] X & cirrus cards
>To: "Support list for opensource software in schools."
>	<k12osn at redhat.com>
>Message-ID: <20040921171846.31910.qmail at web12103.mail.yahoo.com>
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>I am not near my server so these instructions wont be
>exact but you should be able to fill in the gaps or
>First, go to the lts.conf file and put in the
>[default] section 'SCREEN_02   = shell' (without the
>quotes). and save it.
>Second, start one of the troubled cirrus PCs and when
>X fails, press Alt-Ctrl-F2 (or F1, I don't remember)
>to get to the prompt.
>At the prompt, type 'cat /proc/bus/pci/devices' This
>will give you a whole bunch of numbers. The numbers in
>the second column are pci ids. Copy the 8-digit number
>that starts with 1013. This is the cirrus card.
>Next, open up the vidlist file, its in the same
>directory as the lts.conf file. Go down to the cirrus
>section. Find the number you wrote down. Change the
>driver from whatever it says to 'cirrus'. Save it.
>Make sure your lts.conf file has 'XSERVER = auto' so
>the other 75% of the computers will work. Restart the
>troubled terminal and it should work.
>Last, and maybe the most important; if the troubled
>terminal works, it is now time to give back to the
>open source community! Please email the guy at the top
>of the vidlist file and CC Jim from LTSP and tell them
>about your discoveries. Ask them that your changes be
>included in the next release of LTSP. Be sure to tell
>them the version of LTSP your using, the pci id, name
>of video card if possible, and the driver you got it
>to work with. There are 100's of video cards in that
>file and not all of them have been tested with LTSP so
>your input is important!

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