Howto fix X11 problems

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Baby Hen
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Howto fix X11 problems

Post by jneumann » Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:53

Every time I have installed Sabayon (3.3 and 3.4) on a Dell laptop, X11 will not work after install. At all.
Instead of trying to figure out the right settings for X11, I have found out that booting knoppix and just copying over the xorg.conf file to your sabayon installation (you have to mount the partition read-write) works perfectly. I hope this helps out someone.

Note 1: If knoppix can't figure out the file system of partition hd(c on a inspiron 1100)2, just dump the file on the boot partition, and copy it over in sabayon.
Note 2: Test the new config file by using "startx". If it gives you 2 terminals (no kde), it works - just reboot to get the login screen.

Growing Hen
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Post by mars » Wed Aug 15, 2007 16:24

Great idea 4 a solution, tried it but it does not work with my config (intel 845 chip)
I'll try to do something else.

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