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Old 04-25-2014, 07:40 PM   #1
DKnight009
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Exclamation Elementary OS Luna - graphical glitches


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.

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It says this:

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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

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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

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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
 
Old 04-26-2014, 06:01 AM   #2
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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.
 
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Old 04-26-2014, 11:43 AM   #3
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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!
 
Old 04-26-2014, 03:46 PM   #4
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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?
 
Old 04-26-2014, 08:59 PM   #5
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Because I changed distro
 
  


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