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Old 12-26-2011, 07:41 PM   #1
ciaopaulo
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PuppyLinux v5.2.8 on Toshiba Satellite 1800-100


Hi Guys,

I'm looking for some help getting Puppy Linux installed on this old laptop (Toshiba Satellite 1800-100 with 128Mb Ram)

I have PL on a CD. Allowing the install/run to complete of its own accord results in a blank screen. I've figured out this is due to an xorg issue, possibly explained in this post here:

http://michaelminn.com/linux/toshiba1800/

Ie, NoDDC needs to be an option in the xorg.conf file's DEVICE section.

(However, since I've no got it working I can't confirm that this is the solution )

Anyway, by pressing F2 during launch and entering
boot: puppy pfix=nox

If I launch xorg-setup from the prompt then I'm told that it can't determine the display driver (it should be trident) so I get to choose a generic one. No worries, I pick 1024x768x16, which should work.

But it doesn't.

So I started editing the conf file to include the "NoDDC" option described above.

Copying the conf file in its entirety from the link above doesn't work; more blackness.

Cherry picking the monitor, screen and device settings doesn't work.

Also: xorgwizard just blacks out.

Any help would be appreciated...
 
Old 12-27-2011, 10:52 AM   #2
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Note that I'm installing Lucid Puppy 5.2.8 "Finlandia".
 
Old 12-29-2011, 08:45 AM   #3
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Perhapps someone over at the Puppy Linux discusion forum might be able to help. Barry and company tend to be a pretty helpful and knowledgable bunch.
 
Old 12-29-2011, 09:24 AM   #4
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I'd go with xvesa instead of xorg on that old rig.
+1 on RockDoctors recommendation, it is a good one also.
 
  


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