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z240, Linux and EDID

Q: z240, Linux and EDID

I have a z with a i - CPU on my desk that refuses to recognize the attached monitor properly nbsp In the Xorg log file there is no mention of EDID data nbsp The result is that the HD display connected is set to x rather than x nbsp I'm running Debian and have updated the system BIOS to the latest N EDID Linux and z240, Ver nbsp I've also built the latest driver available from Intel for linux nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp z240, Linux and EDID nbsp nbsp LoadModule intel nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp Loading usr lib xorg modules drivers intel drv so nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp Module intel vendor X Org Foundation nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp compiled for module version nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp Module class X Org Video Driver nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp ABI class X Org Video Driver version nbsp Using an old PCIe x video card I have let me connect all of the ports on the monitors HDMI DVI and VGA and Debian correctly set the resolution each time and Xorg log showed all of the expected EDID data nbsp A different z system here is working fine using the onboard video nbsp Since I need to have up to RAID adapters in the system at once I can't just add a different video card nbsp I have not tried Windows to see if it works there though I am going to try to do that on Friday nbsp Is there a video BIOS update that might fix this problem nbsp or is the hardware broken nbsp thanksedc

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A: z240, Linux and EDID

I would guess you would have better driver support through windows vs linux for drivers.
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The Geforce GTX780Ti or the big boys would be the only way for u to go, that would be comparable. and I would have no idea on driver.
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If u have this monitor, I wan't to get copy of your EDID, or if you have other idea, I can do whatever u write

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A:Linux machine, 1tb ext. hd, xbox 360 and sony bravia pc

I'm betting your external drive is formatted NTFS or EXT3/4 and your TV can't read that filesystem. You could try using an out-of-spec FAT32 filesystem that uses up your entire drive (you'll have to format with something other than Windows - gparted should be fine). You could also try setting up some sort of DLNA server that I think your TV can access easily. There are many options for that so I'd google "setting up a DLNA server". Remember also that if you go FAT32 that your file sizes will be limited to 4GB or smaller.
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A:What type of CD is good for installing Linux or other OS for dual boot?

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Is there a specific component on that motherboard that you're having problems with? I can't imagine that the motherboard is not "compatible" with linux - in fact, I've found threads with people using Ubuntu with that mobo. I also find it odd that you'd have a Windows Vista issue with that mobo since most of the users I see online who use it are running Vista or 7 64-bit. Perhaps you have a faulty motherboard and it's not a problem with the model itself.
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Do a little research on dual boot setups...

I have not done one with Windows 7 64 bit, but it is fairly easy on all others, so I don't see why it would not be possible.

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What is the brand and model of the DVD Drive? And what is its age and previous use.
Usually, this is caused by an optical drive that is worn too badly, or is out of alignment... Cheaper to replace than to fix.
Optical drives last a year. If they are heavily used, many will fail after six or seven months.
Some cannot handle the heat and the constant use.
Opening and closing has not much to do with operation and failure...
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A:dual boot with linux

Sounds like you have a lilo still written in the master boot record of your hard drive.

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Windows Keyboard Test :

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A:Linux USB drive corrupted by Xp

Well, I know nothing about video cameras and stuff, but I know my computers.

It is easy to clone a drive (usb/external/whatever). But you obviously would have to connect it to a computer to do that

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reformat as FAT32 which is accepted by ALL platforms.
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Unhide the first partition.
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So is there anything or do I just need to switch back to Windows?Click to expand...

Noooooooooo!!!!!!!! Linux is forever. Of course you can network Linux and Windows properly - you just need to know how, that's all.

Samba works just fine.

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Its great.

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You are spoiled for choice!

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Here's the page:

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From the news forum ( 03-20-2002 ) :
CeBIT: Linux Mite(PDA) with Keyboard
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Have a good read of my guide in my signature below.

Ubuntu 10.04 is also CD-rom sized, which in your case is important.

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What is the model of your Dell?
What's the tag no?
What linux are you using?
If you know the make and model of your wireless card this would be useful as well.

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Hiya. You are getting this error because you are trying to mount a partition of a Windows 'Dynamic Disk', which the 'mount' program can't handle without some considerable preliminary setup. Not sure if you can convert it back to 'Basic Disk' or not, but that would be the simplest.

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Thanks. Your work looks useful.
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Have a look at these links.

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IO errors and squashFS errors. Which distro is this? I assume it's a livecd, is it Ubuntu or similar? This is a known problem with LiveCDs and is usually down to an incompatible optical drive/BIOS - there are some workarounds but it does not always work.

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From Wikipaedia:

There is no standard definition for ISO image files. ISO disc images are uncompressed and do not use a particular container format; they are a sector-by-sector copy of the data on an optical disc, stored inside a binary file. ISO images are expected to contain the binary image of an optical media file system (usually ISO 9660 and its extensions or UDF), including the data in its files in binary format, copied exactly as they were stored on the disc. The data inside the ISO image will be structured according to the file system that was used on the optical disc from which it was created.Click to expand...

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Step 10: Click the lightning tab to start installation.

It?ll start extracting the ISO to the USB memory stick like below:

It will then build up the space for your persistence (to save items)

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It?s now safe to close the application. You?re done. J

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most of the time, when an article points to an ISO file, that is the only file needed by you.
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A:How do I input a fingerprint on a Toshiba M100 with Linux?

Which distribution have you installed?

Post output:

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I have a feeling your ahead of everybody with this one. :haha:

We look forward to hearing your report.