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Old 06-18-2009, 06:55 AM   #1
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Xorg not working in Puppy


I am new to Linux, I,m sick of the Microsoft thing so I downloaded Linux puppy and created a boot disk so that I could try it out. The disk creation was easy. But up until this point I have not been able to get it to work on any system that I have tried. I am booting off of the cd. It seems to load fine until it gets to Xorg. It seems to know my resolution but the test fails o pixels. Can any one help. I dont know how to write a config file or even find it for that matter.
Could I have gotten a bad down load?
Please help Thanks
 
Old 06-18-2009, 07:02 AM   #2
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

Anytime you download something you should check the md5sum for the file/image. You can use md5sum.exe if using M$.

If you downloaded the cd/dvd iso then be sure to check the md5sum for the original iso image. From the cli;

Code:
~#cd /downloadisolocation      #cdromiso.iso cdromiso.md5 

~#md5sum -c cdromiso.md5       #substitute the correct name to check
If the iso md5 is ok then you should try 'CdromMd5sumsAfterBurning''.

This way you will know if the burn was OK!

This will check the download iso with the known md5sum that you also get with the iso.

These links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just Slackware® links!
 
Old 06-18-2009, 07:16 AM   #3
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md5sum

Okay I have the file and ran it but nothing seemed to happen. Im feeling kinda stupid. How does the thing work
Thanks
Mike
 
Old 06-18-2009, 07:43 AM   #4
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Hello, did you try using the Xvesa option?
I have to use xvesa in one of my PC's due to my integratedgraphics(sis)
not working with Xorg

Which Puppy are you using?
Off cd right?

Do you have any linux installed to PC/laptop?
Please post what computer you are using too, specs, ram, etc?
 
Old 06-18-2009, 08:30 AM   #5
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Yes I tried using the xvesa.
I do not have any Linux installed on any computers. I am booting off of the cd Linux Puppy.
I have tried it on a bunch of different computers ranging from an old pentum 3 500 mhz,with 128 meg of ram to a 2.8 cpu with 4 gig of ram some with intergrated cards and some with apg cards.
It seems that none of them will boot. Every thing looks good until I get to xorg.
I would like to switch to Linux because I hae heard good things but at this point Im not having any luck.
Any Ideas?
Thanks
Mike
 
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OK, did you try using framebuffer codes, as some pc's/lappy need that too

at boot line enter "puppy vga=791"
that will be 1024x768x24 color

here is a good chart

Code:
 Color            640x480     800x600      1024x768     1280x1024
   256    8 bit     769         771           773          775
 32000   15 bit     784         787           790          793
 65000   16 bit     785         788           791          794
 16.7M   24 bit     786         789           792          795
so, I would try using vga=788 at first for lappy.
and you might have to use Xvesa too.
tell me if that works...
 
Old 06-18-2009, 08:45 AM   #7
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and, I also believe you may have a bad download or cd.....
 
Old 06-18-2009, 08:49 AM   #8
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I think he needs to know how to check md5sum in Dindows, i have no idea...anybody know?
 
Old 06-18-2009, 08:54 AM   #9
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onebuck already answered that question.

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Anytime you download something you should check the md5sum for the file/image. You can use md5sum.exe if using M$.
 
Old 06-18-2009, 08:55 AM   #10
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Hi,
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Okay I have the file and ran it but nothing seemed to happen. Im feeling kinda stupid. How does the thing work
Thanks
Mike
If you use the 'md5summer' then just start the program and perform the check on the download image. In the md5summer window you will need to select the image via the tree/download location on the file. The created hash would then be compared to the md5sum that is provided from the original site via the verify. Or just compare manually the sums.

If the sums checkout then you might have a burn issue. Slow down the burn rate and be sure to perform the cdrom/dvd check from 'CdromMd5sumsAfterBurning'. This will insure the burnt image is valid.
 
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Also, if you got usb that the pc/lappy can boot, you could go around the burning cd part.

if computer won't boot usb, you can use plop bootmanager cd/floppy and that usually works.
you can use ext3/grub or fat32/syslinux usb too.

However, you must check md5sum on any linux download.
 
Old 06-18-2009, 09:29 AM   #12
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Hi
Near as I can tell the cd is okay. I tried entering the vga command at the command line but got an error (command not found). Is the boot line different than the command line?
 
Old 06-18-2009, 09:39 AM   #13
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Quote:
I have tried it on a bunch of different computers ranging from an old pentum 3 500 mhz,with 128 meg of ram to a 2.8 cpu with 4 gig of ram some with intergrated cards and some with apg cards.
It seems that none of them will boot. Every thing looks good until I get to xorg.

I would suggest to download the iso again, and burn to CD
 
Old 06-18-2009, 09:52 AM   #14
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Yes, they are very different.
when you first boot off cd, the boot message will appear and you can press F1, etc
for info.
there is a line there that says "boot:"
enter after that "puppy vga=788"
and it should work....
 
Old 06-18-2009, 12:14 PM   #15
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Smile Thank you !!!

Thanks to everyone. Downloaded a new copy of Puppy and burned the disk without closing it. It boots perfect. I love the look and feel.
Thank you
Mike
 
  


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