Dell 6000, Gentoo Linux, i915, xorg update

I’ve had quite a few people ask me how I’m doing my system, since it has been a while since I published my configuration files and instructions on how to get it up. I really don’t have time to write a new updated instructions (graduating in less than week), but I have uploaded my latest xorg and conf files. Just to note that I am using Xorg version 6.8.2. I know I lot of people are using the cvs version, but I have found on all my computers when I try this that it eats up over 384 megs of RAM so I’ve decided not to go that direction.

I also change the source code of the linux code before I compile it also so that my cdrom uses the SATA drivers. In /usr/src/linux/include/linux/libata.h change:
#undef ATA_ENABLE_ATAPI /* define to enable ATAPI support */
#define ATA_ENABLE_ATAPI /* define to enable ATAPI support */


I had started a thread a long time ago in the forums at Gentoo which now has quite a lot of information in it. I would highly recommend anyone trying to get the Inspiron 6000 working with linux to check it out. I’ve been so busy that I’ve probably missed some updates and new ways of doing things. The forum is here.

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