As promised months ago, I chucked out an old coppermine PIII computer and built myself a new
computer to replace it. I chose the D510MO
as the basis of the new machine.
Here's the smolt profile
Fedora11-x86_64 seems to install just fine on it. The only minor point seems to be that F11 isn't picking up the screen resolution of the monitor I'm using which is 1680x1050, it thinks the monitor is 1280x1024. The xorg.conf file at this point is fairly simple:
I hunted around the forums, plus the intel website, to see if I could find a driver or "how to get it to work" posting for the onboard graphics chip (Intel GMA 3150 graphics controller) but to no avail.
I had installed F13 on the new D510MO machine earlier, and it picked up the graphics chip fine, so whatever improvements have been made to xorg (or whatever - I'm not sure) since F11 have allowed F13 to recognize the screen resolution properly. The problem is, all my other machines (I have quite a few) are F11 (requirement at this point) so I wanted to just keep things simple and have this new machine also be F11, so I installed F11 on it to see if I could get things working.
I tried just grabbing an xorg.conf file from another of my F11 machines and stripped out some nvidia specific stuff to see if I could just get it to work, but it ended up causing the graphics chip to slip into the 640x480 mode - worse obviously. Here's the new offending xorg.conf file as I tested it:
ModelName "AccuSync LCD223WXM"
HorizSync 28.0 - 33.0
VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0
DisplaySize 1680 1050
Identifier "Default Screen"
So I'm at a bit of a dead end. My best choice was to ping you guys to see if anyone has any good tips on how to fix this. Another decent choice is to ignore the stretched screen, as I really don't care that much about the graphics (but now I'm curious to see if I can get it to work). Finally if I really feel like it's bugging me, I'll just reinstall F13 on the new machine.
First however... any ideas folks!? :-)
Thanks in advance - J.