[Grml] experiences with dell inspiron 530

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Wed Jun 4 00:09:44 CEST 2008

* Henning Sprang <henning_sprang at gmx.de> [20080603 15:40]:

> Some experiences with grml 1.1 on a Dell Inspiron 530(nvidia chipset and 
> graphics system) and a generic issue:

> when running grml-x with a module option, but without windowmanager, it 
> complains that the windowmanager with the name of the module doesn't exist.
> I'd expect it just says "you didn't specify a windowmanager", but 
> instead it seems to try to take the last argument as windowmanager name.

Yeah, option parsing in shell isn't really fun. ;-)

I can recommend usage of zsh's completion mechanism so you get a
valid command line. :)

> As of the hardware support for inspiron:
> grml-x doesn't get an x system loaded - until I start it one time with 
> the -fallback option.

> _after_ this one start with fallback, I can start it again, without 
> fallback - and then I get a better resolution and can work without the 
> screen-scrolling that happens in fallback mode.

Does providing the -hsync and -vsync option help?
Does using the vesa module (but without -fallback) change anything?

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