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Old 03-11-05, 09:55 PM   #1
philipl
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Default Inspiron 4100 still broken evenwith 7167 drivers

Well, I'm unhappy to report that the new 7167 drivers do nothing to help with the inspiron 4100 (gf2go).

To recap the bug:

If the linux console is currently being displayed on the flat panel, rather than an external monitor, then starting X will lock the machine up completely. If the console is on the external monitor, then everything works - it does not matter whether the console is text or vesa - it does not matter what screen(s) X is run on.

Zander asked a few questions when I last raised this issue but there was no follow through and as we see, no fix in the new drivers. This is a very silly bug and it's really making life with the laptop miserable.

The newest drivers that don't have the bug are 4496 and while I can get them to compile against 2.6.10 by back porting patches, I think 2.6.11 is a step too far. Even then, it would be nice to have access to the features of the newer builds.

I can't say how happy I would be if this could be resolved.

Thank you,
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