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Sunday, April 25th, 2004

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xfree86 and xorg
has anyone actually done the transition from Xfree86 to Xorg? If so, is it truly better than xfree? how so? are there pointers/documentation you'd recommend for the transition?
Linux laptops
Hi all. I am going to buy a laptop in the very near future, and I've decided I'm going to get it from an independent vendor who sells Linux-certified laptops. I went on tuxmobile.org, and found a list of vendors. As a result of my findings, I found elementcomputer.com, which based on what I've read has very nice systems. In fact I've settled on one that I'd get from there, provided I actually bought from them. I actually checked out others such as emperorlinux.com, and laclinux.com. One big problem I found was that the laptops I found on the other 2 sites have no onboard serial port. The system I'm planning on getting from elementcomputer.com does have an onboard serial port. So, my question is...Has anyone here specifically dealt with Element? Good experience, bad experience? Also, it seems that all their laptops come pre-installed with some distribution they made called Ion or something like that...Does anyone know if installing another distribution would void the waranty? I know dell and other crap
vendors void the waranty on their systems if you change the software, however I'm thinking these Linux vendors know better than that. Any comments on Element would be appreciated, since I'm planning on buying my laptop within the next month or so.
XFree & DVI
I have a TFT Monitor (Samsung 174T), connected via DVI interface to video card (Radeon 9200). XFree 4.3.0, driver fglrx-4.3.0-glibc2.2-3.7.0 from Ati site. I configured my X Server with fglrxconfig with DVI as primary interface.
Problem: when I start X Server, I get a blank screen on DVI and normal image on analog output. Then, when I shut down X, DVI still not work. How do I do to make DVI work?

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