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Old 02-07-2005, 08:44 PM   #1
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colors?


alright, so I am using DSL 0.9.1, and when it loads up the colors are all messud up. This site is mostly pink, for example. some images look a bit pixelated as well. Any ideas on what I should do?
 
Old 02-07-2005, 11:52 PM   #2
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Somewhere in there is a color palI understand that the big version of DSLinux is Gnoppix (Knoppix?) ette editor.
Possibly in configuration or something.

However: your distribution is known for mapping issues (keboard and color mapping) and it isn't always a snap to troubleshoot. If you are new to linux, you are recommended to get a more mainstream distro. DSLinux is deliberately divorced of features - to make it small (sic) so problems tend to be multiplied by the lack of debugging tools.

I think the bigger version is called Gnoppix/Knoppix.
 
Old 02-08-2005, 11:20 PM   #3
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I was looking for a solution to a DSL-specific problem, not advice on distribution choice.

Could've just said "I don't know" or not commented at all.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 07:46 PM   #4
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My apologies - there seems to have been a glitch in the editor - if you look closely, you'll see the first line of my reply dosn't read correctly.

I had , in fact, also stuck some suggestions and questions in there.

I had started to say (and you can check) that you seem to have a colour pallette/map problem (well - OK) and that your distro should have a colour pallette editor hidden in there somewhere.

The trouble is that sometimes DSLinux (written to distinguish Damn Small Linux from DSL = Digital Subscriber Line modems) shipd without anything to make editing any of the maps easier and you actually have to hack into the map tables. Thus the comment about changing distro as a possible better "fix".

(It is quite reasonable to suggest changing distro if you beleive the distro is seriously flawed, and the chatter is that DSL is not for people new to linux. Dunno where you stand, the "newbie" rating just means you're new to this board.)

There are some things that may point to something else. Presumably you've tried all the obvious settings and preferences dialogs?

It's difficult to know what to suggest without knowing more about what exactly you've done and how this problem occurred (has it been this way from installation ?)

If you are new to linux, you're best bet is to re-install (preferebly from someone elses disc) or get a different distro.

If you are familiar with linux then you should be able to locate the colour map and hack it to get the color you want.

Sorry.

I've seen a few of these and that is what everyone seems to end up doing.

(now - hopefully this will come out right this time...)
 
Old 02-09-2005, 07:47 PM   #5
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Ah - I just though of something else...
Possibly the video driver dosn't quite match your video card. (Something to check - is the card properly identified?)
 
Old 02-10-2005, 02:34 AM   #6
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Solution?

OK, I've been looking at my distro notes... here goes...

if it is the whole graphics system (and not just web pages) that are weird, and it is fixable without reinstall, then it would appear your graphix card dosn't like the DSLinux default setup.

Use F2 at boot to get all the available options and fiddle around with the resolution and colour depth settings. Most people find it works with 800x600x16bit. As you can imagine, 1024x768x32bit comes out weird on a 16bit video card!

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