dell 8550 wide screen - Portable

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  1. dell 8550 wide screen

    Hi,

    I was thinking of getting a Dell Inspirion 8500 with the wide aspect
    screen (16:10) using 1280x800 as display resolution (WXGA). The
    notebook use ATI Mobility RADEON 9000 (32 MB). I would like to
    install SUSE linux on it. Could be a problem configure that kind of
    wide screen on linux ?

    Thanks in advance.

    ss

  2. Re: dell 8550 wide screen

    Vincent Richard wrote in message news:<3efffc37$0$26620$626a54ce@news.free.fr>...

    > Hello,
    >
    > There is absolutely no problem with these "wide-screen" resolutions
    > under XFree. All you have to do is to have the corresponding mode-line
    > in your /etc/X11/XF86Config file.
    >
    > Check this page to obtain the mode-line for your screen:
    > http://koala.ilog.fr/cgi-bin/nph-colas-modelines
    >
    > On my i8500/SXGA+ (1680x1050), I use:
    > ModeLine "1680x1050" 199.2 1680 1752 2112 2256 1050 1052 1064 1090
    >
    > Yours should be (according to "Colas XFree Modeline Generator"):
    > ModeLine "1280x800" 172.73 1280 1336 1616 1728 800 802 814 840 #119Hz
    >
    > Even the OpenGL games (eg. RTCW:ET) work perfectly!
    >
    > Vincent


    Thanks for the answer, Vincent.

  3. Re: dell 8550 wide screen

    I don't think the screen will be a problem, though personally I'd go for the
    NVidia graphics option for Linux, but people are only just getting the other
    bits to fully work with Linux. See Graham Wilford's page on this:
    http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/.../Inspiron8500/

    You should get something working with SuSE 8.2 anyway.

    On 29 Jun 2003 23:46:59 -0700, alamat_bebas@yahoo.com (ss) wrote:

    >Hi,
    >
    >I was thinking of getting a Dell Inspirion 8500 with the wide aspect
    >screen (16:10) using 1280x800 as display resolution (WXGA). The
    >notebook use ATI Mobility RADEON 9000 (32 MB). I would like to
    >install SUSE linux on it. Could be a problem configure that kind of
    >wide screen on linux ?
    >
    >Thanks in advance.
    >
    >ss



  4. Re: dell 8550 wide screen

    Le Mercredi 2 Juillet 2003 23:11, Dominic a écrit :

    > See Graham Wilford's page on this:
    > http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/.../Inspiron8500/
    >
    > You should get something working with SuSE 8.2 anyway.


    Please note that using information on this page and some other patches
    available at http://www.gotontheinter.net/kernel/, I managed to install
    Debian 3 and RedHat 9 on the i8500 without any problem.

    Vincent

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