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Old 11-10-2010, 11:30 AM   #1
rogerlam
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Cant get puppy 5.1 to work using DVI input to monitor (hp2310m)


Newbie here
I Installed puppy lucid on new hp 64 bit computer,
works fine if I use VGA input to monitor, goes blank if I
use DVI input.
I am using several system such as Windows 7, Ubuntu, Slax,
PCLinuxOS, PC/OS, ect...

Some distro will work with DVI, some wont.

I love to use Puppy to set up the grub boot loader.

I keep having to change the monitor cable from DVI to VGA
when I switch to different system.

Is there a way around this issue?

What do I need to do?

Thanks RL
 
Old 11-11-2010, 07:55 PM   #2
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Which ones...

Which of the operative systems connect through DVI? I would guess that Windows with an installed driver would be one, and PCLinuxOS, if you have an Nvidia graphics card also works with DVI. Have you tried to install a proprietary driver with any of the others?
 
Old 11-12-2010, 07:15 AM   #3
rogerlam
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Thanks for the reply

Windows 7, Ubuntu, Slax 6 work out of the box.

PCLinuxOS, Puppy 5.2 will not.

I have looked for drivers for the latter OS, couldn,t find.

I found a post in a forum that suggest to find and change
the following text "OPTION "connected monitor" DPF-1"

I have no idea where to look to find that configuration file.

I must find some tutorial on Linux
 
Old 11-12-2010, 09:53 AM   #4
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If it is Nvidia...

Is your card Nvidia? If so and you are using the Nvidia driver, there is a README that may help you to configure your DVI.

http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...DME/index.html

If you have a graphics card from ATI or an onboard Intel graphics chip, I am out of my depth. Are you booting the distributions from a live-cd or installing them? If the latter, are you trying to use the graphics module that is installed, or have you installed a proprietary driver? If that is the case, are you trying to download a driver from the distribution repository or directly from ATI/Nvidia?

The OPTION may be in the your installed "xorg.conf" file, but not all distributions now have one, although such a file can be generated and then edited.

What is your HP system and what graphics card does it have?

More detailed information will help you receive more qualified answers.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...Ask_a_Question
 
Old 11-12-2010, 12:02 PM   #5
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Graphics card

The system is HP with intel quad core processor
The graphics card is ATI RADEON HD 5570
I am booting from the hard drive I have several partitions set up.
I use grub bootloader to select OS
I use the Graphic module that is installed,
I will try to download the driver from ATI.
I will search for 'OPTION' in xorg.conf

Thanks so much for the help, I will post if I can solve
the issue.



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Old 11-12-2010, 12:50 PM   #6
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Xandros also gives you a good grub interface(press F9 whilst booting)
 
  


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