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DKnight009 04-25-2014 06:40 PM

Elementary OS Luna - graphical glitches
 
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I just installed Elementary OS in my HP Compaq nc6400 (is really old) and been having some problems with video.

First of all, when i boot i see this before it starts grub and boot into the OS. It diaappears quickly and then starts grub.

Attachment 15319

It says this:

Code:

error: out of disk.
error: no suitable mode found.
error: no video mode activated.

Then, when i tried to install Broadcom Drivers. When it started downloading them and this happened

Attachment 15320

I had to reboot. After it, i searched for the drivers in the Additional Drivers section of Settings and they were no longer there but i cannot start my wifi connection..

I was connected by ethernet and was searching for a how to download them and i got this black screen

Attachment 15321

Now this happens (or the last picture) if I stay too much in the OS (like 10 min)
I dont know what to do

Please help

ondoho 04-26-2014 05:01 AM

hello,
this laptop is really old.

you have to expect difficulties.

first of all, i don't think elementary is the right type of distro, even though they claim to be lightweight.

here are search results from distrowatch for "old computers".

i do NOT recommend puppy linux.
try SliTaZ or AntiX.

DKnight009 04-26-2014 10:43 AM

Quote:

hello,
this laptop is really old.

you have to expect difficulties.

first of all, i don't think elementary is the right type of distro, even though they claim to be lightweight.
I thought my laptop was going to be able to run it, it ran Ubuntu pretty good even though it is old. This surprised me and I decided to try Linux mint or Elementary..


Quote:

here are search results from distrowatch for "old computers".

i do NOT recommend puppy linux.
try SliTaZ or AntiX.
I have seen those results before, but havent tried out AntiX or SliTaZ, just Lubuntu (which I dislike), LXLE and #! (I couldnt adapt to it)
I'll try Bodhi and AntiX, if i dont like them I'll return to LXLE


Thanks for your help!

ondoho 04-26-2014 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DKnight009 (Post 5159597)
I thought my laptop was going to be able to run it,

i never said it wouldn't, i just said you have to expect difficulties.

why is this marked as solved?

DKnight009 04-26-2014 07:59 PM

Because I changed distro


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