X starts, but strange screen

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at swbell.net
Sat Aug 17 07:34:42 PDT 2002


Cliff McDiarmid wrote:

>>Did you try it with a more conventional resolution
>>    
>>
>such
>  
>
>>as 1024 x 768? 
>> Did you  run:
>>
>>cd ~
>>XFree86 -configure 
>>
>>and test it with:
>>
>>XFree86 -xf86config ~/XF86Config.new
>>
>>If you did, what were the results?
>>    
>>
>
>I've done all that, with three other resolutions, inc.
>1024x768.   The results were the same.
>
>But here's something, can you confirm that the "nv"
>driver in X4.2 doesn't support the GeForce Go card that
>I have.   This could be the answer.   Will install
>Nvidia's own driver and try it.
>
>
>Many thanks
>
>MAC
>
>P.S. Is the .xinitrc file I have okay?
>

Well I don't know what the Option "dpms" does, but the rest looks OK. 
 It sounds to me like its a driver issue.  
I would continue to investigate drivers for your card.  You might want 
to look at
http://vergil.chemistry.gatech.edu/~park/dell.html

  -- Bruce


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