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Old 08-05-2009, 02:32 AM   #16
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The fact that lshw fails to turn up any display makes me a bit pessimistic about that but no harm in trying.
@OP yes, puppy should do the trick.
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Old 08-06-2009, 02:08 AM   #17
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The reconfigure command did not work. Tried running puppy linux 4.2.1 and had full graphics, network etc.
 
Old 08-06-2009, 02:44 AM   #18
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so what graphics card does puppy think you have???
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Old 08-06-2009, 03:27 AM   #19
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Where do I find that??
 
Old 08-06-2009, 11:37 PM   #20
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try the same way as I suggested for finding it on your original system.
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:39 PM   #21
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Went into Puppy settings and found the following under display.
Vendor
 
Old 08-06-2009, 11:42 PM   #22
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Went into Puppy settings and found the following under display.
Vendor The X.Org Foundation
Version 1.3.0
 
Old 08-06-2009, 11:52 PM   #23
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Are you able to run lshw from puppy? Also look in /etc/X11/xorg.conf if there is one and see if there's something like this:
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Section "Device"
Identifier "Generic Video Card"
Driver "fglrx"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
VideoRam 262144
The important thing is what is listed as the Driver in your setup.
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:26 PM   #24
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xorg.conf showed as follows

Section "Device"
### Available Driver options are:-
### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
### [arg]: arg optional
#Option "ShadowFB" # [<bool>]
#Option "DefaultRefresh" # [<bool>]
#Option "ModeSetClearScreen" # [<bool>]
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "vesa" #card0driver
VendorName "Unknown Vendor"
BoardName "Unknown Board"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection
 
Old 08-07-2009, 01:31 PM   #25
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So puppy uses the vesa driver. This pretty much works with anything. You might try copying the puppy xorg.conf file and using that in your ubuntu installation. Alternatively you could switch to puppy if you are satisfied with how it works.
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