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ACER Travelmate 3210 laptop installation problem

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Hi all,

I have been trying to install linux on ACER Travelmate 3210 laptop which has ATI mobility radeon X700 graphics card in it. i have tried ubuntu, madrake limited edition 2005, fedora core linux... every time after installation when i reboot the Xserver fails to start up and it says no monitor detected and goes in comand mode...Please help me fix this problem...i have been struggling with this as i am extremely new to Linux and desperatley need it for my research work.

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Ubuntu Linux on Acer TravelMate 3210.



The only thing needing a bit tweaking is the X server: the LCD screen stays blank until you insert Option "MonitorLayout" "LVDS,NONE" in the Device section of your xorg.conf, assuming the open-source ati.o driver is used. Anyway, right now you should have a desktop in the front of you


When you are in the console, type:

sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak

sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf


Find correct section and edit it.

Then press CTRL+O, to WriteOut.

CTRL+X, to exit.

CTRL+G, for help. smile


If you make a error, just restore the backup:

sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf

sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak /etc/X11/xorg.conf


And try again.

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