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Old 03-24-05, 11:48 AM   #1
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Default Sony Vaio FS115M and Mandrake 10.1 Howto


I finally got the 7167 drivers working with mandrake 10.1 on my vaio fs115m with 6200 Go Turbocache (some of the infos are from http://vip-net.org/gentoo_sony_vaio_s3xp.txt) :

I did the following:

- go to runlevel 3 (init 3)

- add mandrake cooker to the media list with urpmi.addmedia:

urpmi.addmedia -h ftp.proxad.fr_devel_cooker

...then get the current kernel:

- urpmi kernel-2.6.11

...and the kernel sources

- urpmi kernel-source-2.6-2.6.11-6

Now we need Xorg at least version 6.8.2, so

- urpmi xorg-x11

Now extract the 7167 package with option -x and do a
make install

(The installer does not work without extracting it)

Now copy the GL header from to extracted installer to /usr/include/GL

Now edit the xorg.conf to get 1280x800 working:

first, edit Section "Monitor":

ModelName "1280x800 @ 60 Hz"
HorizSync 31.5-51

# mode generated with http://zaph.com modelinegenerator
Mode "1280x800"
DotClock 75.42
HTimings 1280 1304 1384 1520
VTimings 800 803 806 827

...then, edit Section "Device":

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
# Driver "vesa"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "DPMS"
Option "IgnoreEDID" "true"

now, edit Section "Screen":

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1280 800

- now "init 5" and try a modprobe nvidia and start

...that's it!

We now have a working 1280x800 @ 60 Hz.

Last edited by michael.bauer; 03-24-05 at 12:21 PM.
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Old 03-27-05, 06:44 AM   #2
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Default Re: Sony Vaio FS115M and Mandrake 10.1 Howto


forget the last posting! It's not necessary to upgrade your kernel with mandrake 10.1. Just take the default kernel and everything will work with the 7167 drivers. The key to success: "modprobe agpgart" is your friend! Do it before starting the installer! Even on a PCI-Express notebook!

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Old 04-19-05, 08:13 AM   #3
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Default Re: Sony Vaio FS115M and Mandrake 10.1 Howto

dunno if it's correct, I've got the same laptop and I solutioned using this conf:
Section "Monitor"

    Identifier  "X-Black TFT"
    HorizSync   29 - 49
    VertRefresh 0-60
# 1280x800 @ 50.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 41.20 kHz; pclk: 68.56 MHz
    Modeline "1280x800_50.00"  68.56  1280 1336 1472 1664  800 801 804 824  -HSy
nc +Vsync

and then
Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "GeForce 6200"
    Monitor     "X-Black TFT"
    DefaultDepth 24
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes           "1280x800"
        ViewPort    0 0
this works, using a 60Hz does not work and xorg reports an outofrange frequency.
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