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Old 03-15-2008, 02:16 AM   #1
Spewkus
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DSL and Intel 82810E graphics controller undefined mode number


Hi, I'm trying to install Damn Small Linux on my computer. This is what I know about my computer:

Compaq Deskpro (i686)
Pentium III 600Mhz
128mb ram
20gb HD
3gb HD
Intel 82810E graphics controller
TSST cd r/rw
Lucent Winmodem (I have the linux drivers I need, just don't know how to make them work)

Right now I'm running winxp sp2 which I'm getting rid of tomorrow. I ran DSL as a live cd and it had a problem with the graphics controller. I passed an undefined mode number so it says, it then gives me a list to pick from or I can try scan. So I typed scan and it came up with two more options named a or b. I picked b, I think it was talking about rows and colums, and how many I wanted. Well I want 1280 x 1024, but it seems to want me to only have 800 x 600. I have a 19in Samsung LCD monitor, and DSL looks crappy on it (using fluxbox). So what do I need to do to fix that when I do a HD intall? Also I have a lucent winmodem which I have all my linux drivers for (found my chipset and all) but how do I make them work? Right now I don't have an isp that supports linux, but I am getting one that does, BasicISP. So well what do I need to do to get a connection and a nice looking gui desktop?
 
Old 04-02-2008, 06:49 AM   #2
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you have asked 2 unrelated questions.

see if this helps for linmodems....we are not allowed to call them winmodems pls
http://www.linmodems.org/

2) intel 82810e is probably going to use the module
i810

using root powers can you
lsmod | grep "i810"

if you can find not it try

modprobe i810

3) but because you are using a live cd....they may not have driver...so install a crappy one and then recompile your kernel to use an intel kind driver if you have the skill

Last edited by aus9; 04-02-2008 at 06:51 AM.
 
Old 05-02-2008, 02:49 AM   #3
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I read about DSL from their web:

http://www.damnsmalllinux.org

and they have a configuration utility that you can run to change your monitor settings. You open up a terminal window and you "xsetup.sh". Then you can change the resolution. I read about it because I have a USB mouse and some people said that they had problems with it, such as the scrolling not working on it, and the configuration utility was a fix for it. You can tell it that you have a USB mouse and it will fix it.

Have you tried this "xsetup.sh"? Does it work? I think that I would like to try to see if this DSL will work on my Pentium PC.
 
  


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